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Epic, Nuance Partner on Artificial Intelligence to Transform Disabled Veterans Access to Accessibility to Health IT

Epic and Nuance are joining forces to leverage artificial intelligence to revolutionize disabled veterans accessibility to health information technology. The partnership will bring access and job opportunities for disabled persons scheduling...Show More Summary

Partners Connected Health, Mass Medical Partner to Bring Medical Second Opinions to Patients in China

Today at HIMSS17, Partners Connected Health announced a new partnership with Massachusetts Medical International, to provide remote diagnosis and expert second opinions via the Partners Online Second Opinion service (POSO), for physicians and patients in China. Show More Summary

As US Attorney, Labor Secretary Nominee Enabled Drug and Biotechnology Executives' Impunity

The new Trump administration nominee for US Secretary of Labor is a former US Attorney for the southern district of Florida. In that role, he seemed to uphold the ideas that certain big corporations, particularly big pharmaceutical and...Show More Summary

Some “natural” remedies aren’t natural

My daughter and I were talking the other day and saying we would like to ask a doctor what his thoughts are about all these ‘natural’ remedies that are available. Recently a friend made the remark, ‘I do everything I can to avoid a doctor.’ I lean more toward the medical system and the knowledge […]

Northwell Health, GE Ventures Form $200M Alliance to Develop, Commercialize Solutions in Bioelectronic Medicine

Today, GE Ventures announced a strategic partnership with Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research providing up to $200 million in joint funding over seven years to support the opening of a new Center for Bioelectronic...Show More Summary

Medfusion Acquires Patient Self-Scheduling Company NexSched, LLC to Improve Patient Experience

Medfusion, Inc., a provider of patient experience solutions has acquired the business and certain assets of NexSched, LCC, a privately held New York-based company that specializes in patient self-scheduling solutions. According to aShow More Summary

Common Sensing and Welkin Health Partner to Launch Health Coach-Driven Insulin Adherence Program [Interview]

At Medgadget we cover a lot of companies that either build medical hardware or create software platforms and tools for healthcare. But what happens when you align medical hardware from one company with complementary software from another to work in tandem? Arguably the best of both worlds. Show More Summary

Join me at Asembia's Specialty Pharmacy Summit 2017

Specialty Pharmacy Summit 2017 April 30 – May 3, 2017 Wynn & Encore | Las Vegas Please join me at Asembia's  Specialty Pharmacy Summit 2017, which will take place from April 30 to May 3, 2017, at the wonderful Wynn & Encore Las Vegas. This...Show More Summary

Overdiagnosis harms kids. Here’s how to avoid it.

A fairly recent article in the Journal of Pediatrics is both intriguing and sobering. It is intriguing because it lays bare something we don’t talk much about or teach our students. It is sobering because it describes the potential harm that can come from it — harm I have personally witnessed. The issue is overdiagnosis, […]

Your GI bleeding patient is on antiplatelet therapy. Should you transfuse platelets?

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } From a recent retrospective cohort study: Background & Aims Antiplatelet agents decrease cardiovascular events but increase gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). Guidelines propose platelet transfusion for patients who take antiplatelet agents and have serious GIB. We investigated whether such patients are at

HIMSS Study: Significant Disconnect Exists Between Providers and Vendors/Consultants on EHRs

A significant disconnect exists between providers and vendors/consultants on certain select clinical IT priorities– notably EHRs, according to new study unveiled at the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition. The 2017 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey report of 368 U.S. Show More Summary

NATE Honors First-Ever Champions of Consumer Access Award Winners

On Tuesday, the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) will hold a special reception at the HIMSS17 annual conference from 4:00-6:00pm ET in the Sunburst Room & Terrace (W340A) of the Orange County Convention Center to recognize and honor the first ever NATE Champions of Consumer Access. NATE’s top priority is to create and support... Read More

VMware, Intel Collaborate on Healthcare IT Breach Readiness Program

VMware, Inc. has teamed up with Intel Health and Life Sciences to help global healthcare organizations better understand the current state of their security readiness. The complimentary program allows healthcare IT teams to gain valuable...Show More Summary

NTT Data, Oracle Collaborate to Bring Healthcare Big Data to the Cloud

NTT DATA, Inc. announced the expansion of its existing relationship with Oracle to include end-to-end cloud capabilities for Oracle’s Healthcare Foundation, a unified healthcare analytics platform. The platform provides data integration...Show More Summary

Philips Unveils IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition for Hospital-Wide Healthcare Informatics

Today at HIMSS17, Royal Philips announced the introduction of IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a highly performing, secure and scalable healthcare informatics platform, that enables health systems to manage the growth and cost of their clinical enterprise with a managed service and pay-per-use model. Show More Summary

NATE Unveils FHIR-Based Blue Button Directory to Streamline Patient Access to Data

The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) today unveiled NATE’s Blue Button Directory, a FHIR-based solution is the newest prototype being developed by NATE to make it easier for consumers and providers to share data to improve outcomes. The NBBD prototype allows patients to discover online how best to submit their request for health information... Read More

Nuance: Artificial Intelligence Can Save Clinicians Up to 45% on Documentation Time

Clinicians can save up to 45% on documentation time and improve quality scores up to 36% using artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled solutions, according recent results demonstrated from Nuance. Powered by advances in the cloud and cognitive...Show More Summary

HealthTap Launches Voice-Activated Doctor A.I. Through Amazon’s Alexa

HealthTap, a Global Health Practice providing 24/7 immediate access to top doctors via video, text, and voice has launched a voice-activated Doctor A.I. through Amazon’s Alexa. Powered by artificial intelligence and a voice-activated interface, Doctor A.I. Show More Summary

EHR Study: Speech Recognition, Mobility, Physician Documentation Named Top Investment Areas to Optimize EHRs

Majority of healthcare leaders plan to use additional technologies and tools to realize the full intended benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) and to improve clinician satisfaction with using them, according to a Nuance EHR study conducted by HIMSS Analytics. Show More Summary

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