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A Look Ahead at 2016: Top 3 Industry Predictions, According to Nextech

Press Release | Nextech | January 8, 2016

Whether they were highlights or lowlights, healthcare stories dominated the news in 2015. The skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs, expanded medical coverage, the meltdown of blood-testing startup Theranos and the arrest of pharmaceutical industry entrepreneur Martin Shkreli, criticized for raising the price of life-saving drugs, were some of the stories that took center stage. Last year also saw a continuation of themes, including the (surprisingly quiet) transition to ICD-10, ongoing massive data hacks and the threat of cybersecurity, M&A activity, and the impact of consumerism on the industry. With all this in mind, here are the top 3 predictions for the New Year...

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CareKit as an Enabler for Patient Generated Healthcare Data

As we move from fee for service to alternative payment models/value-based purchasing we will increasingly measure our progress based on outcomes and total medical expense. HealthKit was an enabler that led Beth Israel Deaconess to create BIDMC@Home, an iPhone and iPad app that uploads internet of things (blood pressure cuff, glucometer, scale, activity, sleep data etc.) to our electronic health record. CareKit, announced by Apple this week, takes us one step further on our wellness-focused journey.

CAV Systems to participate in HIMSS 2019 MarketConnect

Press Release | CAV Systems Ltd | February 7, 2019

Uri Schor, Chief Technology Officer of CAV Systems Ltd, a leading enterprise software company from Israel, will be attending the HIMSS 2019 Global Conference & Exhibition, February 11 – 15, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. CAV Systems will be participating in MarketConnect, a matchmaking platform created as a collaboration between HIMSS and the Health 2.0 Innovation Team. MarketConnect is designed to break down the barriers of tech adoption within large health systems by directly connecting today’s leading tech companies with pre-qualified executives interested in commercial partnerships.

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Clinovo Launches New Version Of CDISC® Express, Its CDISC SDTM Mapping Tool

Press Release | Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), Clinovo | August 27, 2013

Downloaded Over 900 Times Globally, Clinovo Releases CDISC Express version 1.1, its SAS-based CDISC SDTM Conversion Tool, adding additional domains and following the new SDTM 3.1.3 specifications. Read More »

Controversial: The Future is Data Integrity, Not Confidentiality

Kieren McCarthy | The Register | September 24, 2015

The key to the digital future is about data integrity, not data confidentiality. So says Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia, who flew into San Francisco Thursday morning to address an internet summit hosted by CloudFlare."I have AB blood," he said by way of example. "I don't particularly care that people know that. But if somehow that information was changed, well then I could end up dead..."

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CORAnet Solutions Champions Patients’ Medical Record Access with Its Personal Health Information Exchange

It has been six years since the HITECH Act passed, yet most Americans seeking medical care are still unable to obtain their full medical records for a variety of reasons whether the hospital will not release them or proprietary EHR system vendors will not allow hospitals, let alone patients, direct access. One Healthcare 2.0 leader, CORAnet Solutions, has developed a tool that finally allows patients access to their complete medical records. This new breakthrough technology enables patients to take control of their personal medical data with CORAnet’s Personal Health Information Exchange (PHIE).

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Guardtime Secures Over a Million Estonian Healthcare Records on the Blockchain

Bylan Allison | IBTimes | March 3, 2016

Guardtime, a cyber-security provider that uses blockchain systems to ensure the integrity of data, is partnering with the Estonian e-Health Authority to secure over a million health care records. Guardtime uses Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI), a blockchain technology that provides massive-scale data authentication without reliance on centralised trust authorities. Unlike traditional approaches that depend on asymmetric key cryptography, KSI uses only hash-function cryptography, allowing verification to rely only on the security of hash functions and the availability of a public ledger...

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Halamka Sets Healthcare Innovation Priorities for 2017

As we begin 2017, what should be the focus of our work over the next year?... Regardless of the policies, repeals, and delays of the Trump administration, we’ll still need to optimize usability and support the four goals of value-based purchasing - quality measurement, total medical expense management, practice process improvement and technology adoption. BIDMC has already created a prototype of groupware documentation and we should complete our next generation inpatient documentation solution by mid 2017. Part of that work incorporates open source secure texting as part of the medical record. We’re also piloting Google’s G-suite so that our stakeholders can store/share, collaborate, and communicate on any device from anywhere using only a browser...

Health IT Implementation And The Importance Of Data Liquidity

Mike Behrmann | Segue Technologies | June 19, 2013

We’ve all heard the latest buzz words: big data, data visualization, data integrity. The prevalence of these terms in Health IT circles are evidence that Healthcare organizations are faced with immense amounts of data, and their “buzz” status is more than enough warning that facing data challenges is an imminent prospect. [...] Read More »

How to Cut Through the Noise of the Healthcare Internet of Things

Jennifer Bresnick | HealthIT Analytics | February 10, 2016

Healthcare providers are busy people.  Between high patient loads and the demands of EHR documentation, the reporting requirements, the internal meetings, and the minutes wasted waiting for test results or other communications from the care team, there is often precious little time to get a cup of coffee, let alone sit down to rethink their workflow procedures...

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NIH Unveils Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data Analytics Plan

Jennifer Bresnick | HealthIT Analytics | September 21, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a detailed framework outlining its vision for the development of its Precision Medicine Initiative, a wide-ranging research program that hopes to integrate healthcare big data analytics, advances in genomics, and targeted therapies into real-world clinical applications...

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ONC Announces Blockchain Challenge Winners

Press Release | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | September 1, 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the winners of the Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge.  A Blockchain—most commonly associated with digital currency—is a data structure that can be timed-stamped and signed using a private key to prevent tampering.  ONC received more than 70 submissions from a wide range of individuals, organizations and companies addressing ways that Blockchain technology might be used in health and health IT to protect, manage, and exchange electronic health information...

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Securing Health Data Means Going Well Beyond HIPAA

Jon R. Anderson | GovTech Works | August 17, 2017

A two-decade-old law designed to protect patients’ privacy may be preventing health care organizations from doing more to protect vulnerable health care data from theft or abuse. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) established strict rules for how health data can be stored and shared. But in making health care providers vigilant about privacy protection, HIPAA may inadvertently distract providers from focusing on something just as important: overall information security...

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The Pathway to Patient Data Ownership and Better Health

Katherine A. Mikk, Harry A. Sleeper, and Eric J. Topol | JAMA | September 25, 2017

Digital health data are rapidly expanding to include patient-reported outcomes, patient-generated health data, and social determinants of health. Measurements collected in clinical settings are being supplemented by data collected in daily life, such as data derived from wearable sensors and smartphone apps, and access to other data, such as genomic data, is rapidly increasing. One projection suggests that a billion individuals will have their whole genome sequenced in the next several years. These additional sources of data, whether patient-generated, genomic, or other, are critical for a comprehensive picture of an individual’s health...

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The Permanent Web for Healthcare with IPFS and Blockchain

Peter B. Nichol | CIO | February 24, 2017

How do you determine if your organization is designing innovating experiences? There is a simple question that provides that answer. Ask yourself, “Is the organization talking about IPFS?” If the answer is yes, you’re likely relevant to the healthcare innovation discussion. If, however, the answer is no, your organization has missed the innovation bus. IPFS, a foundational technology, will transform healthcare by 2020...

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