Current Industry News

2019-07-16 08:57

With the cost data technology integrated with its Epic EHR, Houston Methodist Sugar Land has reported approximately $717,000 in attributable cost savings with an average incremental cost reduction of $105 per admission.

2019-07-16 07:42

Commonwealth Corporation, a workforce development agency that works to boost the skills of Massachusetts young adults with investments and partnerships, has released new funding to create new pilots to expand training for entry-level healthcare workers.

2019-07-16 05:41

Nursing services and facilities in Germany are increasingly working digitally, and private providers in particular are well positioned. This was shown by a recent online survey conducted by the Federal Association of Private Providers of Social Services (bpa).

2019-07-15 11:40

A survey Vocera® conducted at HIMSS19 with HIMSS Analytics, part of Definitive Healthcare, points to the prevalence of cognitive overload. A vast majority of clinical and IT leaders have recognized signs including clinicians appearing stressed or overwhelmed. More than half of survey respondents said clinicians ignore or fail to notice actionable alerts, which are alerts related to a patient’s condition or care.

2019-07-15 11:15

Like all consumers, today’s patients expect a better experience: convenient scheduling, easy access to services and responsive clinicians. And focusing on the patient is improving the experience for clinicians, too.

2019-07-15 10:52

The program is a labor of love for the health system’s chief information and administrative officer. And it’s helping entry level employees in IT move up to principal engineer/senior analyst.

2019-07-15 08:56

The e-prescribing giant says the Federal Trade Commission's complaint shouldn't be reviewed in federal court because it relies on a several factual errors.

2019-07-15 06:54

The 10-year initiative will focus on workforce development, education and training for next-generation care delivery.

2019-07-15 05:56

Charles Alessi, HIMSS chief clinical officer, looks at the impact of patients becoming more informed, assertive and engaged in their care.

2019-07-14 23:31

GE Healthcare says its anaesthetic machines pose no patient risk, after concerns that the devices could be tampered with by hackers.
Cybersecurity firm, CyberMDX, flagged a vulnerability related to the GE Aestiva and GE Aespire 7100 and 7900 devices, that could allow hackers to alter the amount of anaesthetic delivered to patients and silence alarms which indicate danger.

2019-07-12 11:46

Virtustream Healthcare Cloud helped the North Carolina-based health system "future-proof" its IT system by moving mission-critical data to its hosting service.

2019-07-12 07:51

Natural language processing-powered software has helped the clinic gain efficiencies, leading to more time with patients, fewer EHR burnout symptoms and the ability to see more patients in a day.

2019-07-12 07:30

Digitize.AI's Lia technology uses real-time analytics and machine learning to automatically check for new cases and securely submit them directly to payers.

2019-07-12 05:50

Patient engagement can include listening to the family members of those who have been lost. Following the unexpected death of his celebrity-son over a decade ago, Kim Ledger is campaigning to reduce prescription drug related deaths. Digital surveillance could be part of the solution. 

2019-07-11 21:51

Thailand’s population is ageing rapidly with almost half of its electorate above 50 years old by 2025. Healthcare costs are rising and it is not tenable in the long-run to keep building hospitals. One possible consideration for the country is the shift towards value-based healthcare (VBHC), which is about improving healthcare outcomes at lower cost.

2019-07-11 09:11

The smartphone app also came in handy during a ransomware attack: When other systems were down, it was up and running.

2019-07-11 08:36

More than half of hospitals say they've had one or more data breaches caused by third-party vendors in the past two years, with an average cost of $2.9 million per incident – but too many are still failing to do adequate risk assessments.

2019-07-11 07:28

A multi-year agreement with the machine learning company will start with a tool to identify high-risk GI patients, eventially expanding to other high-burden diseases.

2019-07-11 07:28

A multi-year agreement with the machine learning company will deploy new algorithms to identify patients with high-burden disease.

2019-07-11 07:24

The vendor’s event management technology is designed for monitoring threats to healthcare organizations and comes with built-in connectors for major healthcare applications such as Epic and Cerner.

2019-07-10 09:52

The Quality Summit will convene healthcare stakeholders to explore ways the department's many quality programs can be assessed and adapted to better advance value-based care models.

2019-07-10 09:17

Day Zero Diagnostics’ algorithm, ksim, promises to deliver a faster, more scalable, high-resolution approach for identifying hospital-acquired infection outbreaks, the company said.

2019-07-10 09:03

The vendor’s research team will work on the Houston-based provider organization’s campus with medical staff, scientists and engineers to develop non-surgical medical robotics systems.

2019-07-10 07:46

Even as the number of organizations ready to adopt a cloud-based approach is rising, nearly a fifth of healthcare orgs surveyed said they'd consider moving their data from the cloud back on premises.

2019-07-10 06:45

Accenture's Kaveh Safavi discusses healthcare's outsized spend on labor – and how machine learning, telehealth and consumerism are transforming how work is done and who does it.

2019-07-10 02:52

The Patient Safety Strategy says new system will use AI to improve learning from care incidents.

2019-07-09 22:53

Singapore-founded house call doctor app Speedoc and private ambulance operator Comfort Ambulance announced that a partnership which allows Speedoc users to hire Comfort’s fleet of 25 ambulances for transport to more than 100 healthcare institutions across Singapore, directly through their app.

2019-07-09 09:43

WhiteHat's application security and DevSecOps expertise will help NTT widen the protections it can offer healthcare and other clients working on enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives, the company says.

2019-07-09 08:26

The eight-stage international model allows healthcare providers to measure their technology deployments against those of their peers.

2019-05-15 04:00

Few current laws address the use of artificial intelligence. That puts companies under greater pressure to reassure the public that their AI applications are ethical and fair.

2019-01-15 03:00

Virtual employee assistants and voice interfaces to enterprise applications are relatively rare in enterprises today, but Gartner is predicting big growth in the next few years.

2019-01-14 04:30

CES exhibitors continue their tradition of zany tech announcements, almost all of which are cool. However, some of the innovations signal trends IT should consider.

2018-12-12 03:00

How will trends like cloud computing, AI, IoT and robotics shape enterprise IT in the coming year?