June 16,2014. The DNA Medicine Insitute (DMI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from NASA to develop non-invasive capabilities for the rHEALTH platform. This platform is based on technology to measure a plethora of values from a single drop of blood, bodily fluid. The reusable Handheld Electrolyte and Lab Technology for Humans (rHEALTH) sensor (http://catai.net/blog/2014/07/r-health-reusable-handheld-sensor/ ) is a compact portable device that employs cutting-edge fluorescence detection optics, innovative microfluidics, and nanostrip reagents to perform a suite of hematology, chemistry, and biomarker assays from a single drop of blood or bodily fluid.
This “Electronic Health Records & the Data of Health Care” infographic from datascience@berkeley explores the health data revolution, the difference between Electronic Medical Records and EHRs, which states and practices adopted electronic systems, and what the future of the digital health industry looks like.
President Obama and Congress poured $30 billion in taxpayer subsidies for digital medical records beginning in 2009, with few strings attached and no safety oversight of the vendors who sell the systems. Although the explosion in use of the electronic records has opened up a new category of patient risks, the Obama administration has opted against mandatory reporting of problems.
A new study finds that electronic health record systems certified for meaningful use Stage 2 are not necessarily interoperable with other EHR systems. Researchers identified 11 trouble spots that prevent such interoperability and offered recommendations for overcoming such challenges. Bloomberg BNA's "Health Care Blog" et al.