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athenahealth EHR Offers Meaningful Use Stage 3 Guarantee for Hospitals

athenahealth, Inc., an EHR provider for hospital and ambulatory clients nationwide, today announced the expansion of the company’s Guarantee Program to include a Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 3 Guarantee for hospitals. The Meaningful Use...Show More Summary

Survey: Only 22% of Health Plans Are Utilizing Digital Health Data to Give Guidance

83% of consumers say they use digital health tools; but only 22% say health plans are utilizing the data to give guidance, according to a HealthMine survey. The findings are based on a survey of 750 insured consumers who have sponsored health insurance. The report, HealthMine Health Intelligence Report: Communication and Digital Healthcare Tools, reveal... Read More

Oxitone Medical Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Wrist-Sensor Pulse Oximetry Bracelet

Oxitone Medical (Oxitone), an Israeli-based medical device and digital health company developing wearable monitoring solutions has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its wrist-sensor pulse oximetry bracelet Oxitone 1000. TheShow More Summary

Cerner, Truman Medical Center Partner to Launch Remote Patient Monitoring Program for Chronic Conditions

Cerner and Truman Medical Centers (TMC) have teamed up to launch comprehensive disease management programs to engage patients in their health and improve outcomes for groups of individuals with high-risk chronic conditions. Through the...Show More Summary

Southcoast Health to Deploy Video Remote Interpretation for Patients

Stratus Video announced that its mobile video interpretation solution is now being utilized at all of Southcoast Health’s Southeastern Massachusetts hospitals. Stratus Video’s video remote interpretation (VRI) technology lets Southcoast Health easily provide improved care for LEP and Deaf patients, while ensuring compliance with ADA regulations. Show More Summary

Cedars-Sinai Partners With Noteworth to Integrate Patient-Generated Data With Epic EMR

Cedars-Sinai has signed a three-year deal with Noteworth, a healthcare data software as a service (SaaS) company to integrate patient generated data into clinical decision-making. The digital health startup Noteworth was a part of the second cohort of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars. Show More Summary

MAP Health Management Integrates With IBM Watson Health to Tackle Substance Abuse

IBM Watson Health and MAP Health Management are teaming up to bring the data prowess of Watson to curb substance abuse and addiction in the United States. MAP will integrate Watson cognitive technologies into the MAP Recovery Network Platform to enhance the platform’s existing capabilities around patient risk models. With this integration, it is anticipated... Read More

WEGO Health Partners With CureClick to Accelerate Clinical Trial Recruitment

Today, WEGO Health, a network of more than 100,000 patient leaders, today announced it has partnered with CureClick to make patient influencers available through the CureClick clinical trial recruiting platform. Under the partnership,...Show More Summary

The Medical Republic and Jeremy Knibbs Are On A Roll As Far As The myHR Is Concerned.

This appeared late last week:http://medicalrepublic.com.au/myhr-might-now-mother-red-tape/893912 May 2017MyHR might now be ‘the mother of all red tape’Posted by Jeremy Knibbs In the ABC satire Utopia, the head of department asks a consultant to do an “independent review” of a recent project. Show More Summary

The DoH Really Must Be Desperate To Have GPs Use A System Of Unproven Value.

This appeared a little while ago.RACGP chief defends budget pact with govtGeir O'Rourke | 16 May, 2017 | The RACGP is denying bungling the numbers as it defends its controversial budget pact with the Federal Government.Under the “compact”,...Show More Summary

Here Is A Salutary Tale For Those Who Are Confident In The Privacy And Security Of The myHR.

This appeared a few days ago.Former job centre worker charged with illegally accessing ex-lover's phone numberShannon Tonkin Published: May 13 2017 - 10:52AMA former job centre employee upset her co-worker had ended their extra-marital...Show More Summary

5 Emerging Biomedical Engineering Trends to Watch

Biomedical engineering has long been a driver of advances in healthcare. From new technologies to diagnose and treat some of the most complex disease to advances that improve quality of life for everyone, the work taking place in labs around the world right now is likely to change the face of healthcare in both the... Read More

Major Medical Decisions Still Require a Leap of Faith

Last weekend during dinner with my family, the topic of total knee replacements came up. My aunt, who is 70, is having her first procedure done and wants to know what information is available to help her make a better … Read more ›

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 15th May, 2017.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

How can Health IT Improve Security and Restore Trust?

Editor’s Note: John Smith is a Principal Solutions Architect at IT analytics company ExtraHop. Prior to joining ExtraHop, John was a Cloud Architect at both Philips and McKesson and was previously a Principal Architect at the Centers for Disease Control. Hardly a day goes by without news of a new cybersecurity threat or breach, and the... Read More

It Is Really Worth Going To The Source To See What Is Happening and What Is Claimed.

Here is the Budget 2107-18 announcement on the myHR.My Health Record – continuation and expansionThis measure supports the continued and improved operation of the My Health Record system, which allows individuals to access and control their own medical history and treatments – such as vaccinations. Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 370 – Results – 14th May, 2017.

Here are the results of the poll.Do You Agree With The Suggestion From The Government Consultants (Siggins Miller) That Practitioner Use Of The myHR Be Made Compulsory In The Future?Yes 4% (8) No 95% (182) I Have No Idea 1% (2) Total...Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 13th May, 2017.

Here are a few I came across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

Global Cybersecurity Alert - There Might Be Some Lessons Here.

Published a few minutes ago - the attack has gone global. Ransomware attack shuts down NHS hospitals as malware spreads globally; 'evidence' of U.S. attack, says HHS by Evan Sweeney May 12, 2017 3:40pmA massive ransomware attack spread...Show More Summary

Intermountain Healthcare to Implement Wound Tracking App Integrated with Cerner EHR

Intermountain Healthcare, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in US, announced that it will implement Tissue Analytics’ advanced imaging technology, integrated with its Cerner’s EHR system, across all of its hospitals, wound clinics, and home care group. Show More Summary

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