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Ochsner Health Launches Innovation Accelerator to Revolutionize Patient Centered Care

On Thursday at the Health Innovation Summit at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), Ochsner Health System announced the launch of an innovation accelerator called iO designed to support and partner with companies working to revolutionize patient-centered care, NOLA first reports. Show More Summary

The Progress With EHRs Still Has A Good Way To Go But The Signs Are Good.

This appeared a little while ago.EHRs: Expecting Too Much, Too Soon?by Peter Kilbridge and Doug Thompson In 2014, health care record-keeping and communication are finally emerging from the Stone Age and entering the 21st century, moving...Show More Summary

Google Granted Patent for Smart Contact Lens for Diabetes

On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office granted Google a patent for a smart contact lens that can monitor a wearer’s blood sugar levels. Last year, Google teamed up with European drug maker Novartis to develop a smart contact lens prototype that uses miniature sensors and a micro-thin radio antenna to track glucose levels that... Read More

Connected Fitness Trackers to Exceed $5B by 2019

Global revenues from connected fitness trackers is expected to increase from over $2 billion in 2014 to $5.4 billion by 2019, according to new report from market research firm Parks Associates. The report, Digitally Fit: Products and...Show More Summary

Clinician versus the machine. What it means to the future of clinical practice.

No, this isn’t yet another post about the battle between physicians and the much-maligned intrusion of computers and electronic medical records into clinical practice. You might think that from the headline, but this post is about something far more insidious...(read more)

Scripps Health Selects Epic for Integrated EHR & RCM System

Scripps Health has selected Epic as its strategic partner for a single, integrated EHR and revenue cycle management (RCM) system, and is in its final phase of the selection process. The new system will replace Scripps’ current ambulatory...Show More Summary

Didn’t Like MU? Brace Yourself for the Interoperability Version

Join us today at 3PM ET for a tweetchat about MU3 and what the proposed regulations portend. Just follow the #MU3 hashtag on Twitter to join the conversation. For all of the dissatisfaction about the prescriptive nature of the EHR … Read more ›

Senator Proposes $50M Prize for Integrated DoD/VA EHR

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) reintroduced a bill proposing a $50 billion dollar prize to create an integrated EHR system between the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). Roe’s bill would establish a competition for non-governmental, American-based entities to develop an integrated EHR system for use by the DoD and VA to help... Read More

AMC Health, Qualcomm Partner to Enhance Virtual Care Coordination

Qualcomm Life, Inc. and AMC Health, a provider of ‘real-time’ patient management solutions are partnering to accelerate the transformation of chronic care and population health management by significantly enhancing connectivity and care...Show More Summary

CommonWell Health Alliance Appoints Jitin Asnaani Executive Director

CommonWell Health Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health care data, has appointed Jitin Asnaani its first-ever executive director. As the new executive director,Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - Fourth Week of March 2015

The temperatures are finally above freezing and we can get back to the usual workflow of the farm. There is only a foot of snow left on the ground and we can actually walk to all our buildings and paddocks.We opened the bee hives and did a thorough inspection. Show More Summary

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 26th March 2015. Last Sitting Week Before 2016 Budget.

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and it is still not finalised. Not much time left before 2016 Budget is upon us.Both major health and education changes as well as pension changes seem to have been knocked back stuck and we have a new Families Package being floated for the Budget. Show More Summary

What you and I want, and will, see at HIMSS this year

So you’re getting ready for the annual trek to HIMSS which this year is being held in Chicago, April 13-16. That means, at least compared to last year’s event in Orlando, you’ll need to pack your suitcase a little differently. You’ll need to be prepared...(read more)

Samsung, TeleHealth Services Unveil Smart TV Patient Engagement Solution

Today, TeleHealth Services, a provider of hospital televisions and interactive patient engagement solutions, announced through their partnership with Samsung, the completion of a new patient engagement solution called SmarTigr. The solution...Show More Summary

Philips, Mount Sinai To Create Digital Pathology Repository

Today, Philips announced a joint development agreement with the Mount Sinai Health System to create a digital image pathology repository containing the digital scans of patient tissue slides and data analytics to pursue the discovery of new tissue-based tests and unlock pathology data. Show More Summary

Survey: Only 15% of Providers Use Predictive Analytics

  Driven by the shift to value-based health care, advanced predictive analytics are gaining a larger footprint as providers search for analytic capabilities that will help them prevent patient illness, avoid penalties, and reduce the cost of care. This new landscape requires a different analytic approach that can identify at-risk patients before they get sick... Read More

Practice Fusion Partners with Wolters Kluwer Health to Integrate Medi-Span Drug Database

Practice Fusion, a cloud-based EHR for physicians and patients, announced that it is partnering with Wolters Kluwer Health to integrate the Medi-Span core drug database impacting more than 4 million e-prescriptions per month sent by Practice Fusion’s 112,00 active medical professionals.. Show More Summary

More on healthcare transparency

Physicians can play a critical role in advancing healthcare transparency and transformation, but they must be willing to tolerate change and criticism, said health and policy experts at the Summit on Healthcare Price Cost and Quality Transparency on Monday.http://www.medpagetoday.com/PracticeManagement/PracticeManagement/50525

Can We Read Anything Into This Announcement? Might Be A Straw In The Wind.

This appeared a late last week.Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) Support Group Meeting Created on Wednesday, 18 March 2015The AMT Support Group structure is changing to an open forum, an opportunity exists for interested individuals...Show More Summary

Survey: 5 Millennial Trends Altering the Delivery of Healthcare

Advances in healthcare technology is altering the future delivery of healthcare and insurance for the next generation of younger patients known as millennials, according to a new consumer survey by PNC Healthcare. The survey of moreShow More Summary

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