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Major Outcome Of COAG Health Minister's Meeting - 24 March 2017 - Covered In The Last Two Lines!!!!

The Communique's last 2 lines: "Minsters agreed to a national opt out model for the long term participation arrangements in the my Health Record system." So much for making evidence for the change public and explaining it to the public. This...Show More Summary

Could Blockchain Technology Be the Answer to Health IT Interoperability?

  Editor’s Note: D’Arcy Guerin Gue is a co-founder of Phoenix, with over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, IT services, knowledge leadership and industry  relations —  with a special focus on patient engagement and federal compliance issues. Show More Summary

The Macro View – Health, Financial And Political News Relevant To E-Health And The Health Sector In General.

March 23, 2017 Edition.The big issue this week has been the increasing unease in the public around the risks to the economy coming from the housing sector as well as the issue of housing affordability. The Reserve Bank clearly has some...Show More Summary

Maury Regional Health to Replace MEDITECH & NextGen with Cerner EHR

Maury Regional Medical Center, a 255-bed facility that serves more than one quarter-million people in southern Middle Tennessee has selected Cerner to implement an enterprise-wide EHR system across its three hospitals and more than 25 outpatient facilities. Show More Summary

Integra Connect Launches First End-to-End Solution for Oncology Care Model Success

Integra Connect, the leading provider of technologies and services for value-based specialty care, today announced a uniquely comprehensive solution for oncology practices participating in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Oncology Care Model (OCM) payment program. Show More Summary

This Makes It Very Clear That Well Designed E-Prescribing Systems Are Vital To Preserve Patient Safety.

This appeared last week.Poorly implemented IT systems lead to medication errors by Evan Sweeney Mar 17, 2017 10:58am IT systems designed to streamline medication ordering and administration can contribute to medication errors. Health...Show More Summary

Survey: 64% of Healthcare Organizations Still Underprepared For MACRA

More than half of healthcare providers (64 percent) are “unprepared” or “very unprepared” for managing and executing Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) initiatives, according to the 5th annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted...Show More Summary

MDLIVE Unveils New Virtual Care Platform to Enhance User Experience for Clinicians, Consumers

MDLIVE, a virtual medical and behavioral healthcare provider has unveiled its new mobile platform designed to enhance the user experience for both consumers and clinicians. The MDLIVE Mobile App was built with native iOS human interface and Android material design principles. Show More Summary

Embracing Innovation

I’ve written several posts over the past two years about the need for innovation in healthcare IT - deploying self-developed apps, leveraging third party cloud hosted functions, and embracing the internet of things.I’ve previously discussed establishing a center for innovation. Show More Summary

Here Is A Really In-depth Review Of What Has Gone On With National E-Health Records In Australia. Lots Of Lessons Here.

This was published a while ago but I only spotted it a few days ago.National electronic health record systems as `wicked projects': The Australian experienceArticle (PDF Available)?in?Information Polity 21(4):1-15 · July 2016?DOI: 10.3233/IP-160389...Show More Summary

It Is Very Important To Make Sure Data Mining Patient Records Is Properly Managed.

Here is a saga that has just started to unwind and be revealed.'s first deal with the NHS has been torn apart in a new academic studySam SheadMar. Show More Summary

Eight Questions Every Prospect Needs Answered Before They Buy

When making a considered purchase, like most high tech products in health care, buyers have to feel comfortable about making the purchase decision. These prospects need to know certain things to feel comfortable making a commitment to you and your product. In mature replacement markets, buyers already know the answers to all or most of […]

Ivenix Raises $50M to Pursue FDA Clearance of Next-Gen Infusion Pump System

Ivenix, a medical technology company developing the next-gen infusion system has raised $50 million in equity financing led by two new undisclosed investors, as well as participation from existing investors F-Prime Capital Partners and WuXi Healthcare Ventures, among others. Show More Summary

Connance Integrates Patient’s Socio-demographics Into CareWire’s Patient Engagement Platform

Connance, a provider of healthcare predictive analytics solutions, has partnered with CareWire, a text-first, mobile patient engagement solution provider, to integrate a new set of predictive analytics into CareWire’s HIPAA-compliant messaging platform for patients. Show More Summary

PatientPing Expands Care Coordination Network in Massachusetts for Real-Time Clinical Event Notification

PatientPing, a Boston-based health technology company that connects providers to seamlessly coordinate patient care has announced an expansion  of their care coordination network in their home state of Massachusetts with the addition of Tufts Medical Center. Show More Summary

5 Tips To Prepare Any Patient For Their First Virtual Clinic Visit

Editor’s Note:Dr. Robert Bernstein is the VP of Clinical Affairs, Carena, Inc., a healthcare technology company that designs and operates virtual clinics for health systems. More and more hospitals and health systems are leveraging integrated,...Show More Summary

Qventus Expands Artificial Intelligence Platform to Operative Room

Qventus, an AI-based software platform that solves operational challenges across the hospital has announced the expansion of its platform to the perioperative environment, including the operating room (OR).  Perioperative care generally represents 50 to 60 percent of hospital revenue. Show More Summary

4 Best Practices for Mitigating The Risk of Cybercrime in Healthcare

 The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), a nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange has released a new white paper exploring common vulnerabilities exploitedShow More Summary

Data for the Deluge – Interoperability for Networked Healthcare

Today we release the 2017 Clinician Network Management Market Trends Report. It provides an overview of realistic approaches and solutions to improve data interoperability across the industry. Leading solution vendors are assessed and rated on their capabilities to support this … Read more ›

We Really Have To Move Slowly And Carefully With Health Record Apps. It Is Not All That Easy!

This appeared a few days ago. March, 2017Now you need to take the MyHR and EMR apps seriouslyPosted by Jeremy Knibbs We’re great ones for predictions at The Medical...Show More Summary

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