John Halamka -- CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and co-chair of the federal Health IT Standards Committee -- has been named to the board of directors at Imprivata. Utah's Intermountain Healthcare will deploy Sotera Wireless' wireless health monitoring technology.
The University of California-Los Angeles Health System used Twitter to post videos and photos of a brain pacemaker surgery performed Thursday morning. The health system says that the goal of tweeting the surgery was to call attention to the use of brain pacemakers. Los Angeles Times.
The following is a guest post by Marjorie Scheckle In the wake of passage of the Affordable Care Act, the health care industry is changing so rapidly that it is sometimes hard to stay informed about how these changes may affect you. New advances in technology are changing how the health care industry functions to [...]
Imprivata has announced the availability of a new report from HIMSS Analytics that outlines the data access and workflow efficiency challenges Canadian hospitals face as they continue to implement electronic health record systems. The study, titled “Streamlining Workflows and Access to Patient Data in Canadian Hospitals,” was commissioned by Imprivata and specifies how EHR adoption [...]
Happy Memorial Day Weekend to everyone. Today’s EHR and HIT news includes a milestone update from DoctorBase, who have surpassed 10,000 doctors on their platform as well as news from Welsh Allen Technology on connectivity between their devices and the Epic EMR System. DoctorBase Doubles User Base to 10,000 Doctors in One Year On Its [...]
It’s a well-known and worrisome trend that patients are receiving potentially harmful doses of radiation from tests such as CT scans. Generally speaking, though, neither patients nor clinicians know exactly how much radiation exposure an individual has received.At Intermountain Healthcare, however, they’re hoping to change this state of affairs. The Salt Lake City-based health system of 22 hospitals and 185 clinics is launching what the Wall Street Journal says is the first major effort to measure and report patients’ cumulative radiation exposure.Intermountain’s effort is focused on the tests that produce the highest amount of radiation, including CT scans, nuclear medicine scans and interventional radiology exams of the heart, the WSJ reports. As part of an effort to educate clinicians and patients about medical radiation, both will be able to access data on patient exposure levels through Intermountain’s EMR.The idea behind listing a patient’s radiation exposure is to encourage both clinician and patient to consider the risks and benefits of a particular test and at times, avoid the test if the needed information can be obtained with a radiation-free test, the WSJ piece says.In a typical year, Intermountain’s patients receive 220,000 CT scans and radiology procedures, so data that helps patient and doctor consider alternatives could conceivably have a meaningful effect, clinicians there say.Intermountain is not the only hospital system to ...Read moreRelated Posts A Doctor’s View of Japan Disaster Radiation Risk Patients Want to Share Their Medical Data AllScripts Market Share and HITECH
The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has launched a $1.5 million Mass HIway Vendor Interface Grant Program. The gants will fund projects that advance the interoperability of electronic health records in the Commonwealth. Big data: None read more
The North Carolina State Auditor has found several problems with the state Department of Health and Human Services’ implementation of a new Medicaid information management system, such as security and testing verifications. Big data: None read more