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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.