Health Care Technology

Mission Health's virtual care success lies in EHR, telehealth integrated workflow

Since it launched its virtual care telemedicine program in October 2016, Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina, has completed 1,200 patient …

Health Care

Doctors must stop blaming EHRs for clinical documentation shortcut failures

Overuse of copy and paste in electronic health records is a problem. Sure, it's convenient. And it's entirely understandable why it's a common …

Medicine

Best tech tools to communicate with patients? Time for doctors to ask

Cultivating a strong relationship with patients can translate into higher satisfaction scores but there is a widespread failure to communicate about …

Health Care

Having A Heart Attack? This AI Helps Emergency Dispatchers Find Out

The time between calling 911 and the ambulance arriving can be critical for saving heart attack victims, but the person on the phone may not know what’s happening: this AI parses non-verbal clues to help diagnose from a distance.<p>When someone goes into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, time is …

Technology

Ochsner integrates opioid monitoring tool into its Epic EHR

Clinicians at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans will now be able to access a patient’s prescription history directly within their Epic EHR system. …

Digital Health

A Robot That Tugs on Pig Organs Could Save Human Babies

The pig looks like any other pig, only it's been wearing a backpack for a week—in the name of science. Just behind its head sits a control box, with …

Technology

Stop sleeping with your cell phone | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Cell phones have long surpassed being a just a device to make calls and receive messages. Our dependency on its numerous features has got us …

Health

Healthy Living in Digital Times at CES 2018

Connecting Life’s Dots, the organization Living in Digital Times partners with CES to deliver conference content during the show. At CES 2018, LIDT …

Trends

Regulators running to catch up with Internet of Medical Things

While the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) — the network of medical devices and applications connected to healthcare information technology (IT) …

Internet of Things

Pats Owner Funds Opioid Addiction Service Van

A new approach to opioid addiction helmed by the Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital is hitting the road. It's called …

Boston

Allscripts buys Practice Fusion for $100 million

After expanding its hospital footprint with the McKesson acquisition this past summer, Allscripts now broadens its ambulatory presence by scooping up …

Morgenthaler

Delivering growth: M&A in medical technology

Medical-technology companies continue to rely on M&A for growth. How solid is your approach?<p><b>For many medical-technology companies,</b> M&A continues to …

Innovation

Best Week, Worst Week: Health care companies score $100M; medical cannabis program fears the worst

Things were looking up this week for Maryland-based companies focused on health care research as two raised nearly $100 million in financing while …

Cannabis Industry

VA, Cerner EHR deal held up after spat over interoperability definition, report says

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ EHR contract with Cerner was set to be signed this fall, but a new report from Politico found that it’s been …

David Shulkin

Microsoft and Adaptive Biotechnologies are using AI to decode the immune system

As anyone who has read the news lately knows, artificial intelligence is a lot more than just an under-appreciated Jude Law film. It is the future of farming, it writes better Yelp reviews than you, it makes groovy special effects, it can nose out corruption, it can furnish your home, and even beat …

Technology

Quartet Health just raised $40 million to expand its healthcare platforms

Quartet Health announced today that it has secured an additional $40 million in funding to expand product capabilities across its primary care and behavioral health platforms. This latest Series C round was led by existing investors F-Prime Capital Partners and Polaris Partners, and also includes …

Technology

Microsoft, Google invest in precision medicine startup DNAnexus

Microsoft and GV (formerly Google Ventures) have invested in DNAnexus, which closed on a $58 million financing round with investments on Tuesday. The …

Molecular Biology

Updated HHS privacy framework for sharing drug abuse treatment data breaks from HIPAA

Though the agency said it tried to align with HIPAA as much as possible, the framework blocks info sharing despite care coordination benefits.

Health Care

FDA approves first shock wave device made to heal wounds

Using "acoustic shock waves" to promote healing isn't just for <i>Overwatch</i>, as Sanuwave has obtained FDA approval for its Dermapace System (Pulsed Acoustic Cellular Expression = PACE). Its approval is specifically to help heal foot ulcers in diabetic patients, where damage to blood vessels and nerves …

Technology

'Intelligent toothbrush' could detect deadly heart problems

Scientists are developing a toothbrush which could give an early warning of potentially deadly heart problems.<p>Spanish researchers are investigating whether a ‘smartbrush’ can detect changes in the saliva with such accuracy that it can alert patients to signs of cardiac disease.<p>In particular, they …

Medicine

2017: Year in Review of cybersecurity developments: Lessons learned in healthcare and beyond

The healthcare sector is improving its cybersecurity practices but as a whole, much more needs to be done.

Cybersecurity

A 'gaming disorder' code in ICD-11? Not so fast

Even if the World Health Organization finalizes ICD-11 in May, it will take years for U.S. doctors to start using the next classification system.

Barack Obama

WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2018, playing video games obsessively might lead to a diagnosis of a mental health disorder.<p>In the beta draft of its forthcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization includes "gaming disorder" in its list of mental health conditions. The WHO …

News

Gaming disorder is now officially a mental condition according to the WHO

In what can only be described as a sign of the times, the World Health Organization has recognized a new kind of mental health condition. It’s a …

Technology

Using drones to build the ambulance fleet of the future

It’s that time of year again. Sleigh bells overhead and our jolly, bearded benefactor wafting gifts down the chimney to eagerly awaiting hands. We’ve heard every version of this tale. Except, perhaps, the variant that is currently playing out in East Africa. In the funny way that magic tales and …

Technology

Exclusive: Health insurer Oscar nears $1 billion in revenue

Oscar, the healthcare insurance upstart co-founded by Joshua Kushner, tells Axios that it is expecting to generate nearly $1 billion in premium …

Technology

Theranos is gearing up for a rebound with $100 million to get it through 2018

• <b>Theranos has raised $100 million in secured debt financing, according to an investor letter reviewed by Business Insider.</b>• <b><br>The funding is the first for the embattled blood testing company since March 2015.</b>• <b><br>In the letter, Theranos outlined its plans for the next few years, including working toward FDA</b> …

Molecular Biology

FDA proposes program to streamline reporting of device malfunctions

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed a new program to streamline the reporting of medical device malfunctions by manufacturers.<p>"While manufacturers must report certain device malfunctions to the FDA, these individual reports often describe the same problem, creating …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Epic's slimmed-down EHR 'Sonnet' to be released in March

Company said it is targeting smaller hospitals with a version of its EHR that has fewer modules and features, targeting rivals like athenahealth.

Women medical school enrollments surpass men for first time

More women enrolled in medical school than men for the first time in 2017, according to a new Association of American Medical Colleges report.<p>There …

Health Care