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Interoperability is when two or more systems can exchange information and then use the information that has been exchanged. To learn more about the path to i...
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Since issuing its mobile medical applications guidance, the FDA has offered a number of clarifying statements, intended to give the regulated community a clearer idea of whether and when to expect any particular mHealth application to be considered a device....
Forward-thinking companies have found creative ways to get their teams together, and their lessons and structure can be easily duplicated in meetings anywhere. These creative methods aren’t just clever for cleverness’s sake: Most of them are science-backed and all of them are grounded in successful experience. With just a handful of hacks, meetings can be speedier, more productive, and more enjoyable for everyone involved. Here are 9 outside-the-box ideas
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.
Actually... HITECH is a product of the Bush administration.
It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.
I've written several times about C-CDA Release 2.0 and issues with template versioning which are pretty close to resolution, and I've also written previously about the 2015 Certification criteria and backwards compatibilitywith 2014 criteria.What I'd like to expand upon now is an issue that could occur if C-CDA Release 2.0 was adopted as optional criteria for 2015 and how we could arrange things so that a 2014 system could receive it.
UPMC's Technology Development Center in Bakery Square in Larimer has built a tablet-based platform that aims to take such “detective work” out of medicine, by pulling information from a variety of electronic health record silos and presenting it to doctors on a sleek and meaningful interface that's easy for non-techies to digest.
The platform, called Convergence, earned UPMC the 2014 Innovator Award by the American Hospital Association's Hospital & Health Networks journal.
Convergence aims to help physicians save time and make smarter clinical decisions. It allows doctors to access patient information on the go with Microsoft Surface tablets and can reveal in minutes a medical history that otherwise could take 30 minutes to an hour to research on desktop computers
Analysts say as many as 130 million wearable tech devices will be sold by 2018. They promise to improve health, fitness and wellness. To have that impact, though, wearable tech must go beyond telling people things they already know.
It is basic patient autonomy to know who has the right to collect our personal data, what rights we have, and which laws protect patients.
Hit the button, call the crash cart: Meaningful use could be triggering a code blue. The latest health IT rumor casts doubt on the future of the meaningful use program and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Healthcare in the U.S. is shifting toward management of population health, and several models for radiology practice involvement have emerged
With very few exceptions*, HL7 Version 3 standards are models of interactions and information exchanges using messages between various applications acting in different roles in the system. The HL7 Development Framework then automatically applies rules about how the interactions identified by the model are expressed in XML Schema using the HL7 Version 3 Implementation Technology Specification. That specification relies a bit further on the HL7 Version 3 Data Types (pick any of three releases) for expression of the basic data types in the message.
A single networked server is used for athenahealth to connect with Epic, and 33 different provider groups from 49 locations are connected to the flagship hospital through an admission, discharge, transfer interface, using technology from the company Corepoint Health.
Any modern interface engine will provide you flexibility and control. Your focus in evaluating interface engines should be on the user experience that surrounds the interface construction, support, and maintenance process. The fact that an interface engine has coding as a requirement to build interfaces does not make it more flexible.
Improving clinical workflow begins with interoperability and ends with a serious focus on usability, design, clearer information visualization and actionable intelligence at the point of care. Better usability should mean efficient, safer, higher quality, better coordinated care, and it should be a goal for every EMR vendor, developer, designer, programmer and clinical informatician.
David Kibbe talks about the long- and short-term goals of Direct exchange and how they might change as the meaningful use program plays out.
Data mining is digging into your health. Actuaries predict your life span. Banks track your spending habits. Now, your employer can tell whether you’ll have diabetes a year from now. And the federal government is encouraging businesses to use that information to tell you how to eat and exercise, to “data mine” for your own good and...
Virtual Human technology is used to help clinicians understand patients, but new research says it also creates better data because patients are more honest.
"The future will be virtual, augmented, and wearable." This headline is both enticing and frightening. The report talks about Virtual Human Technology and its future role in training and role-playing. Worth a quick read!
Author Jennifer Thew explains how she has been forced into the world of quantified self, and she's not happy to be there.
A favorite argument in favor of the health care law is that improving access to preventive care will lower medical costs over all. It probably won't.
This year's class of 'Most Wired' hospitals are diving "deeper into data analytics and population health management," according to Hospitals & Health Networks.
Anybody can be a genius now. It used to be you had to have a thought no one ever had before or you had to invent a number. Now, its’ like: "Hey, I got a cup in case we need another cup." "Duude! You’re a genius!"
From aspiring entrepreneurs to established CEOs, there’s often too much distance between how leaders talk about their companies and what they really do.
The U.S. placed dead last for overall healthcare quality in a new Commonwealth Fund report that compared 10 other industrialized nations.
Is assigning risk scores to patients based on purchasing behavior and activity the right method to encourage healthy behaviors? The classic encouragement vs punishment debate.
Interoperability becomes much more real when you watch your own family members experience it. As I’ve said before, the end of paper records and data silos will happen in our lifetimes. This will not be a problem we pass along to our children!
To stay competitive, companies must stop experimenting with digital and commit to transforming themselves into full digital businesses. Here are seven traits that successful digital enterprises share. A McKinsey & Company article.