Can technology transform chronic disease management?

Implementing best practice care for patients with chronic diseases is one of the greatest challenges currently facing primary care providers. …


Healthcare records for sale on Dark Web

Last August a Baltimore substance abuse treatment facility had its database hacked. Patient records subsequently found their way onto the Dark Web, …

Information Security

QuintilesIMS to build its health IT tools on Salesforce

QuintilesIMS is betting on Salesforce's platform in what amounts to a big health care and life sciences win for the cloud provider.<p>QuintilesIMS, an …


NHS director sorry for delays at Glasgow hospital

<b>An NHS director has apologised to patients who have experienced problems at Scotland's largest hospital.</b><p>Dr Jennifer Armstrong said NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde was working to improve accident and emergency waiting times and avoid delays to treatments.<p>She said she hoped a behind-the-scenes BBC …


Health + Tech | Mobile money - Broadening access to health-care services

Mobile money has been hailed as a possible solution to the problem of financial inclusion and can be a solution to many challenges, such as money …


Seattle health startup speeds up lab tests to improve use of antibiotics

Patients who are in pain from infections often can’t wait two days until lab-test results come in, so doctors prescribe antibiotics right away. But …


ECMC, hit by cyberattack, continues massive task of restoring computer functions

Erie County Medical Center, which continues to struggle with a massive computer shutdown, reported Friday that it is making progress in efforts to …


Expert to VA: Pick any vendor but Cerner to ignite EHR interoperability

Going with a different electronic health record vendor to replace VistA might force the industry to take interoperability issues more seriously, …


Modernizing the Ancient Medical Billing System

New York-based Eligible is modernizing the medical billing process. The company’s CEO Katelyn Gleason explains how Eligible helps both patients and …


Form an orderly queue! Google wants your blood (and other bodily fluids). Oh and your medical records

Alphabet’s (Google’s) life sciences division Verily has launched its public pitch for a massive, multi-year health study it’s leading along with Duke University School of Medicine, Stanford Medicine and Google proper.<p>Verily is hoping to recruit some 10,000 Americans to volunteer to share their …


GPs register migrant patients as 'no fixed abode' to block Home Office tracking

Practices are being advised by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders to keep refugee, migrant and asylum seekers’ addresses off their records …


Pfizer Unveils ATLAS®, An Interactive, User-Friendly Website That Provides Global Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance Data Across 60 Countries

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>Pfizer Inc. today announced the launch of the company’s Antimicrobial Testing Leadership and Surveillance (ATLAS) website, …

Health Care

So you want to be a Google health lab rat? Here's what you'll have to do

Welcome, lab rats of the future.<p>Google wants 10,000 of you in the United States to be their test dummies for four years so they can understand a lot more about health and the human body. And by Google, we mean Google's parent company, Alphabet, which owns Verily, the company conducting this study. …


Of course VA should replace VistA with Cerner, readers say

While the bulk of respondents to our poll picked the reigning EHR favorite, many think a different course would be the agency’s best option.

Health Care Technology

NHS bosses tried to 'avoid media attention' over women's vaginal mesh implants agony'

The medical devices regulator and NHS England sought to "avoid media attention" on mesh implants, which have left women in debilitating pain, …


NSW patient records found dumped in bin

An independent review will investigate how NSW Health specialists communicate with GPs after more than 1000 patient records were found dumped in a …

Health Care

Public safety ‘imperilled’ by lack of functional and interoperable police IT, says report

Her Majesty’s chief inspector of constabulary Thomas Windsor has called for police forces to improve their adoption and implementation of …


EHRs pose greater threat to patients in America, Sermo survey suggests

Most respondents from foreign countries report far fewer electronic health record dangers.


Sequoia Hospital fined for mistakenly removing woman’s ovaries

California health officials have fined Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City $47,450 for mistakenly removing a woman’s ovaries in 2016.<p>The fine against Sequoia, which is owned by the Northern California health system Dignity Health, is one of 17 civil penalties lodged against 14 California hospitals for …

Health Care

VA launches ‘new, unique’ tool to help prevent veteran suicides

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently unveiled a new program that reviews veterans’ health records to identify which ones might attempt …


How to measure ROI of telemedicine: An Oklahoma health system shares some insights

There’s no doubt that telemedicine increases access to healthcare. This access, in turn, improves outcomes and reduces costs. However, creating a …

Health Care

Talk less, do more: Let’s start a movement in health care

Ideas in the ‘Vital Directions’ report are sound, writes Dr. Eric B. Larson. But we need a movement to reach our destination of quality care for</i> …

Health Care

Medidata To Acquire Mytrus For Patient eConsent System

Research software firm Medidata will acquire Mytrus for an undisclosed sum.<p>Mytrus has created a patient clinical trial eConsent system that makes it …


Epic, Allscripts only big-name EHRs certified for 2015 edition; See the list

With a total of 66 products in ONC’s Certified Health IT List, and many of those are modules rather than EHR platforms, hospital IT shops need to …


Privacy concerns raised over e-patient reports

Fitness watches, navigation apps and discount cards are well-known means of tracking and monitoring specific user data. The Swiss government now …


Patients are flashing doctors in video medicine apps, and it's a problem

Weird things happen on the Internet, even to doctors.<p>These days, anyone with an Internet connection can reach a doctor at anytime and from anywhere. …

Health Care

Connected Health and Wearables Catalyse Adoption of Sensors in Healthcare Applications

Internet of Medical Things will expand growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan's Measurement and Instrumentation team<p>LONDON, April 20, 2017 …

Digital Health

States tweak HIEs, change consent models, rebrand

Among recent developments in interoperable data exchange is a new physician-led health information network in Connecticut.


Co-Creation and Innovation in 3D Printing Headline at MWS17: Yuniku, Siemens, Mayo Clinic

As Materialise World Summit 2017 truly gets underway, participants and attendees are sharing knowledge and focusing on real-world applications for …

3D Printing

Health system in Wisconsin tapped for cancer trial

Health care facilities in La Crosse and Onalaska are looking to recruit 6,000 women for a nationwide clinical trial being done to gauge whether blood …