Healthcare IT

In California, Two University Health Systems Decide to Collaborate on One EHR

When a health system decides to implement a new electronic record system (EHR), normally the process involves purchasing the vendors foundation package and then building it internally within the organization. But after careful consideration, IT leaders at University of California, Irvine Health (UCI) decided they would take a different approach to their installation of the

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FDA piloting a path for digital innovation

Earlier this year the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) heralded the forthcoming launch of its pre-certification pilot program for new digital health software which it hopes will help revolutionise the regulation of digital healthcare solutions in the US and allow innovations to safely reach the global market in a timely way, to the benefit

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Why Medical Companies Should Change Their Approach

The modern age belongs to mobile technologies, and most industries have realized this fact. Healthcare and pharmaceutical companies are no exceptions, and this is why pharma mobile apps development for medical care is on the rise. Doctors are endorsing mobile technologies, and the pharmaceutical companies will have to make adjustments quickly. Just in 2015, 76%

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Fighting EHR burnout one step at a time

Providing timely and quality patient care is what doctors are trained to do. In today’s healthcare environment, however, there are a number of factors that distract physicians from their focus on delivering direct patient care. In particular, administrative burdens and technological frustrations are putting more pressure on U.S. physicians to reduce clinical work hours or

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Humana Launches Digital Health Records Innovation Challenge

Health insurer Humana Inc. is sponsoring a new innovation challenge focused on making digital health more useful to patients, physicians and others specifically in the Medicare space. Traditionally, the health care industry has stored digital health records medical claims, pharmacy claims, calls, letters, hospital stays, and health program participation in disparate places across different systems.

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Successful Health IT Must Keep the Doctor-Patient Relationship at the Center

To make a true impact, health IT must progress in a way that not only maintains, but strengthens the doctor-patient relationship. This was the sentiment of Abraham Verghese, author and senior associate chair at the Stanford University School of Medicine, who spoke at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) 2017 Fall CIO Forum

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With careful design, seniors can find solace in new tech

Aging care was a frequent topic among the panels and sessions hosted at last weeks Connected Healthcare Conference in Boston. Amidst conversations on remote care, new technology adoption, and other issues of wellness affecting seniors, speakers argued again and again that thoughtfully designed technologies will increasingly be needed to address a patient group that shows

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