Informatics

Here's A Growing Job That Earns More Than $100K: The Nurse Technologist

Slowly but surely, technology is invading every workplace in America. Now it’s nursing’s turn.<p>Demand is growing rapidly for nurse informaticists, a role that combines traditional nursing with expertise in systems, analysis and design and has an average salary of more than $100,000. The explosion of …

Health Care

Citrine Informatics lands $7.6 mln Series A

Redwood City, California-based <b>Citrine Informatics</b>, a chemicals and materials artificial intelligence platform, has raised $7.6 million in Series A …

Investing

Accenture to Acquire Laboratory Informatics Consulting Firm LabAnswer

Accenture has agreed to acquire LabAnswer, a Sugar Land,TX-based research and laboratory informatics technology consulting firm. Financial terms of …

Life Sciences

Accenture acquires consulting firm LabAnswer

Accenture will use the acquisition to establish the new Accenture Scientific Informatics Services division.<p>Accenture announced Thursday that it will …

Consulting

Technical Foundations of Informatics: A modern introduction to R

Informatics (or Information Science) is the practice of creating, storing, finding, manipulating and sharing information. These are all tasks that …

Data Science

Chatbots in Healthcare – Chatbot’s Life

What are chatbots?<p><i>Chatbots are conversational engines that communicate with people via natural language.</i><p>Chatbots are everywhere these days: from …

Chatbots

Medici's app to connect doctors, patients via smartphone now nationwide - Austin Business Journal

That showed the app’s power of communication, he said.<p>“This was an issue that the patient probably would have neglected, but since the patient had …

Health Care

NewYork-Presbyterian adds more telepsychiatry, express care services

NewYork-Presbyterian has revealed a pair of new telemedicine options for psychiatric and express care services that build out its existing NYP …

eHealth

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 …

eHealth

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

Doctors fight against being forced to share data with Home Office immigration teams

Doctors have launched a campaign against new government policy that they say requires them to act as “border guards” for the Home Office’s …

Migration

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

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 …

Policing

More than 1000 private medical letters found in Sydney bin

More than 700 public patients have had their privacy breached after more than 1000 medical letters were found dumped in Sydney bin.<p>NSW Health is …

Cancer

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

There's no chance that a commercial EHR can replace VistA

When the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD announced the agency would make a final decision about VistA’s future by July, it …

eHealth

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

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 …

eHealth

Innovative EHR platform brings 11,000 true-life cases to med ed

Using electronic health record (EHR) systems as teaching tools has long been viewed as vital to medical education, but the notion has been fraught …

eHealth

Top 4 Ways to Use Blockchain for Healthcare Data Management

April 18, 2017 - Along with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, blockchain has rapidly risen to become one of the …

eHealth

Omnicell Acquires InPharmics For Pharmacy Informatics

Medication management technology company Omnicell has acquired InPharmics for an undisclosed sum.<p>InPharmics has developed a software system that …

eHealth

The 12 digital health mergers and acquisitions of Q1 2017

Only one quarter into 2017, there have already been an impressive number of mergers and acquisitions in the digital health space. While some were …

Digital Health

To prevent medical errors, researchers look to power of information

News & Events<p>To prevent medical errors, researchers look to power of information<p>Wanda Pratt recalls encountering one hospital patient during her …

Library Studies

Home Health Agency Turns to Telemonitoring to Reduce Readmission Rates and Decrease Costs

Customer Need<p>Ascension at Home Wisconsin, a network of agencies that support patients’ transition from acute care facilities to their homes, is …

Health Care

ICO Will Turn GDPR Feedback In To A New Guide In June

The ICO is reporting that it is very pleased with the response from the marketing industry to its calls for feedback on its recent publication of …

Advertising Industry

Healthcare IT / Digital Health Q1 2017 VC Funding Strong with $1.6 Billion, Reports Mercom Capital Group

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 19, 2017) - Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and research firm, released its report on funding and …

Venture Capital

Former Alberta Health Services employee fined $3,000 for breaching client files

Unauthorized access was 'out of curiosity,' says Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner<p>A former Alberta Health Services employee has been …

Canada

Travis first in AF to receive advanced birthing simulator

<b>TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.</b> – David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, California, is debuting a state-of-the-art birth simulator …

Aerospace

Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation and Malta House of Care Launch Health Coach Program for Uninsured Hartford Patients

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Apr. 18 /CSRwire/ - The Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation and Malta House of Care today announced the launch of a new Health …

Health Care

When patients want to text: HIPAA, OMG! See you L8R, privacy?

You are wrapping up an exam with a longtime patient who has presented with a moderate-to-severe case of dermatitis on her hands. You have prescribed …

eHealth