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Now Here Is An Attempt To Make Us All Obsolete - Exciting Stuff I Reckon?

This popped up a few days ago:New project aims to 'reverse-engineer' the brainThe goal is to make computers learn the way humans doKatherine Noyes (IDG News Service) on 04 February, 2016 05:23Teaching computers to learn the way we do...Show More Summary

Zipnosis Launches The “Boarding Pass” of Healthcare

  Zipnosis, which provides health systems with a white-labeled, fully integrated and comprehensive virtual care platform that utilizes an adaptive online interview, as well as phone and video when appropriate, is expanding its offering...Show More Summary

Henry Ford Taps Philips for Predictive Analytics Engine to Manage At-Risk Patients

Integrated health system Henry Ford has selected Royal Philips for its predictive analytics engine CareSage to manage their patient populations by proactively identifying at-risk patients most likely to need an emergency transport in the next 30 days, helping prevent avoidable hospitalizations. Show More Summary

This Looks To Be A Very Interesting Step Forward For E-Health In Oz and NZ. It Seems To Be Really Working.

This release appeared a few days ago.MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE2 February 2016HealthLink announces the launch of SmartForms One of the worst kept secrets in the health IT industry has now been publicly confirmed. HealthLink’s...Show More Summary

Patient Engagement Company Premise Health Acquires IMWell Health

Brentwood, TN-based Premise Health, a worksite health and patient engagement company has acquired IMWell Health, a Fort Smith, Arkansas-based company that specializes in primary care clinics for mid-size companies and municipalities....Show More Summary

Withings’ New Algorithm Helps Patients Accurately Track Blood Pressure at Home

Connected health provider, Withings has launched Hy-Result, a new $4.99 in-app upgrade to the Health Mate app, that helps people interpret and assess personalized interventions that can aid in the better management of high blood pressure. Developed...Show More Summary

Senate Health Committee Passes Legislation to Improve Health IT for Patients, Doctors, Hospitals

Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced that the Senate health committee has unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that will improve health information technology. The Improving Health Information Technology Act (S. Show More Summary

4 Models for Alarm Vigilance

The method of arranging medical devices and those that recognize and respond to alarms is fundamental to alarm safety. The following are the 4 models or methods for alarm vigilance and notification in use today. These models are: line of sight,out of sight, monitoring techs, and automated notification. Let’s look at each one in turn. […]

CMS’ Next Generation ACO Model: The True Cost of Healthcare’s Transformation

Will providers taking on more risk produce create cost savings and better healthcare for the underserved? Healthcare experts April Wortham Collins and Dutch Dwight weigh in. The ACO. It was hailed as the care delivery and payment model that would cure healthcare’s inefficiency ills and financial woes. While we’ve seen some quality improvement from Medicare’s... Read More

How Predictive Analytics Can Combat the Zika Virus

Editor’s Note: Damian Mingle is a data scientist with Nashville-based health analytics firm WPC Healthcare and has significant experience mapping the West Nile virus for communities struggling to contain the mosquito population thatShow More Summary

It Seems That The Evidence That The PCEHR Is A Dud Is Building. The Waste Continues.

This article appeared last week:E-health records have few fans, study confirmsDavid Rowley1 February 2016 MORE patients than clinicians use My Health Record, and most users – both doctors and patients – are generally negative about the...Show More Summary

New Partnership Allows Pharmacy Patients To Receive Digital Coupons for Meds

  Mobile pharmacy platform mscripts and McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions (MPRS), a provider of pharmaceutical manufacturer-sponsored patient adherence programs are entering an exclusive partnership dedicated to empowering patients with medication cost-savings and personalized adherence support to better manage their health. Show More Summary

MercyRockford Health Selects Premier for Supply Chain

MercyRockford Health System, a vertically-integrated regional health system with five hospitals and 561 W-2 employed physician partners in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, has partnered with Premier, Inc., a healthcare improvement...Show More Summary

Humana Joins Sensor, Big Data-Driven Collaboration to Reduce Asthma in Louisville

Humana is the latest local employer to join AIR Louisville, a new approach to improving asthma that leverages sensors, big data, and community collaboration. AIR Louisville is a grant-funded program designed to reduce the burden of asthma inLouisville, Kentucky, a city consistently ranked as one of the most challenging in the US for people with asthma.... Read More

Senate Estimates - E-Health Hearing Tomorrow Late Afternoon (Feb 10, 2016)

Here is the listing Community Affairs (PDF 80KB) Health: Wednesday, 10 February 2016 E-Health Section4:45pm – 5:55pm Outcome 7: Health System Capacity and Quality Program 7.1: e-Health Implementation Program 7.2: Health Information Program...Show More Summary

HIMSS Analytics Honors WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital With Stage 7 Award

HIMSS Analytics has awarded a Stage 7 Award to  WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital. The award represents the facility’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model? (EMRAM). HIMSS Analytics...Show More Summary

CVS Health Executive Talks Integration of Digital Health Tools for Pharmacy

Prescription adherence just got a whole lot easier. Chief Digital Officer Brian Tilzer fills us in. CVS has been a dominate force in the retail pharmacy market for some time—but could the popular retail chain become the next major player in the digital health movement? According to its Chief Digital Officer Brian Tilzer, it’s getting... Read More

Can A National Patient Identifier Solve Interoperability Challenges?

Editor’s Note: Thomas Grove is a Principal of Consulting and Compliance Services at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere Systems. As a healthcare management executive with 20+ years of experience, Thomas has extensive expertise in strategic assessments and planning, revenue cycle management, and process improvement. Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 9th February, 2016.

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

Article Draft: E-Health in 2016. What Can You Expect For This Year? It Will Be One to Watch!

As this is the first article for 2016 I thought it might be useful to lay out some expectations for the rest of the year ahead in National E-Health. I think it would be fair to say that 2015 wrapped up quietly with those interested in...Show More Summary

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