Healthcare IT

Why Walmart filed a patent for blockchain, wearables and EHR data

The retail giant is looking to protect a method for obtaining EHR data via the distributed ledger technology. Walmarts ongoing investigation of blockchain technologies seems to have intersected with its growing interest in joining the healthcare space, according to a patent application released earlier this week by the US Patent and Trademark Office.According to the

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Will CMS’s PI rule review be a sweet change or is it just pie in the sky?

Will CMS’s PI rule review be a sweet change or is it just pie in the sky? Written by Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx and Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room  Federal healthcare organizations such as CMS have spent billions of dollars over the years trying to

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CMS’s PI interoperability rule change is a good start, but is there more it can address?

The healthcare industry has attempted to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care. In this guest post, Thanh Tran, CEO of a company that provides preventive care solutions by supporting and facilitating annual wellness visits, chronic care management and behavioral health, and Donald Voltz, MD, Medical Director of a hospital operating room,

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Best New Medical Apps this Week

Hundreds of new apps hit the Android and iOS app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. iOS ASSH Hand-e App This educational app from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand contains a large collection of peer-reviewed articles and surgical videos. Topics can be

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