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What Dangers Does EHR Adoption Present to Patient Safety?

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | June 23, 2014

The successful implementation and adoption of EHR technology could still lead to EHR-related patient safety concerns unless procedures are put in place to monitor and remediate them, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Read More »

What Does Screening Your Phone Records Have To Do With Health Care?

Joseph Kvedar | The cHealth Blog | June 25, 2013

I have been following  the news about the National Security Agency (NSA) access to our phone records with great interest.  If we as a society don’t sort some of this out, we’ll see a repeat in the health sector a few years from now. Read More »

What Health Care Needs Are Some Zombies

Finally, some good health care news: according to Accenture, half of digital health start-ups are going to fail within two years. No, really: that's the good news. Accenture projects that funding for digital start-ups is going to boom over the next few years, reaching $6.5b annually by 2017.  Their analysis categorized four key areas of funding from 2008 - 2013: infrastructure ($2.9b), treatment ($2.6b), engagement ($2.6b), and diagnosis ($2.1b).  They stress that the start-ups that will succeed will do so by combining capabilities across the four areas, such as by use of integrated Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and Sensor technologies ("SMACS"). This boom shouldn't come as much of a surprise...

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What You Don't Know About Your Doctor Could Hurt You

Rachel Rabkin Peachman | Consumer Reports | March 29, 2016

Thousands of doctors across the U.S. are on medical probation for reasons including drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and making careless—sometimes deadly—mistakes. But they're still out there practicing. And good luck figuring out who they are. The state medical board's report on Leonard Kurian, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Southern California, tells in stark clinical detail what it says happened to several patients in his care. And it's not easy to read...

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Why Developers Should Enter Health IT Contests

Fred Trotter | O'Reilly Radar | November 4, 2011

Patient safety is a movement within healthcare to reduce medical errors. Medical errors are a substantial problem in the healthcare industry, with a size and scope similar to car accidents: approximately the same number of deaths per year, about the same number of serious injuries. Personally I think working in patient safety is the simplest way for a geek to make a meaningful difference. Read More »

Why the Threatened AHRQ Is Vital to the Hospital Industry

Meg Bryant | Healthcare DIVE | April 13, 2017

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is on the chopping block — again — and supporters are gearing up for what could be their biggest fight yet to save the little-known agency. In his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating AHRQ’s funding and folding the agency into the National Institutes of Health, which itself is facing a proposed 18% cut to its current $31.7 billion budget, and a requested $1.2 billion cut in FY 2017 funding.

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With mHealth Platforms, the Smartphone is Just the Beginning

Eric Wicklund | mHealth Intelligence | June 6, 2016

Healthcare providers are investing a lot of time and money in enterprise-wide communications, and finding that the smartphone is a very versatile tool. Health systems are finding that an enterprise-wide smartphone platform is much more than just a cool way to give everyone a new phone...

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ZH Healthcare OpenEMR Announces New e-Prescription Subscription And Implementation Services For OpenEMR

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | March 28, 2013

ZH Healthcare OpenEMR e-Prescription Service Provides Patient Safety, Practice Efficiency, and Helps Meet Meaningful Use Core Requirement. Read More »

‘Superbug’ Scourge Spreads as U.S. Fails to Track Rising Human Toll

Ryan McNeill, Deborah J. Nelson and Yasmeen Abutaleb | Reuters | September 7, 2016

Fifteen years after the U.S. declared drug-resistant infections to be a grave threat, the crisis is only worsening, a Reuters investigation finds, as government agencies remain unwilling or unable to impose reporting requirements on a healthcare industry that often hides the problem...

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“OK Glass: Hand Me The Scalpel, Please…” GoogleGlass During Surgery!

Rafael J. Grossmann | @ZGJR Blog | June 20, 2013

Obviously, the one of the MAIN concerns regarding the use of Google Glass during surgery, with live streaming of data, would be to take every measure and to ensure the privacy of the patient’s health information (PHI). Read More »

Is Digitizing Healthcare Making It Less Safe?

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
July 1, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join InformationWeek Radio on Tuesday, July 1, at 2:00 PM EST for a discussion with Scot M. Silverstein, M.D., a consultant and professor in the Drexel University informatics program who is a leading critic of the claims made for EHR systems and researches the pitfalls of the software and the way it is implemented. He blogs at Health Care Renewal as InformaticsMD. One of the issues he highlights is that there is no systemattic tracking of medical errors associated with functionality or usability issues of EHRs, making it hard to judge whether their net effect has been positive or negative. Yet there are troubling signs, in everything from academic studies to malpractice claims, that the risks of EHRs have been underestimated and the rush to implement these systems may be misguided. Read More »

Redwood MedNet Conference 2014

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 24, 2014 - 5:00pm - July 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel And Spa Santa Rosa, CA
United States

Connecting California to Improve Patient Care is an annual conference on electronic health information exchange and interoperability.  Presenters will explain practical solutions for securely sharing electronic clinical information between separate health care facilities. Presentations address the status of health information exchange services in California, national standards for clinical data interoperability, innovations in patient safety, and emerging tools for physician and patient engagement.

California Connects Interoperability Exhibition, hosted concurrently as part of the Redwood MedNet Conference, will feature practical demonstrations on interoperability.  Ten kiosks will show the secure exchange of electronic health data, including patient engagement with the care team, in a hands on manner that allows one on one interaction with the kiosk presenters. The kiosks are co-sponsored by Redwood MedNet and California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CAHIE).

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Connecting California to Improve Patient Care in 2015

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
July 30, 2015 - 4:00pm - July 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Location: 
HYATT VINEYARD CREEK HOTEL AND SPA Santa Rosa, CA
United States

Connecting California to Improve Patient Care is an annual conference featuring presentations on electronic health records (EHR) and on the use of national technology standards to establish interoperability for electronic patient healthcare data. Conference presenters will explain practical solutions for securely sharing electronic clinical information between computer systems at unaffiliated health care facilities, such as outpatient practices, hospitals, laboratories, imaging centers, long term care, home health, public health, payers, patient engagement portals and mobile apps. Conference attendees will learn about best practices in health informatics. Speakers will discuss the current status of health information technology in California, national software road maps for data standards, interoperability, patient safety, and emerging tools and opportunities for physician and patient engagement. Read More »

Medical Devices Summit 2018

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
March 25, 2018 (All day) - March 26, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Boston, MA
United States

Opal Group, a global conference organizer that caters to top executives and influencers, will bring together the foremost medical and tech experts for its Medical Devices Summit 2018 on March 26 – 27, 2018.  The two-day premier event will take place at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, located on 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA. “Our Medical Devices Summit has always provided a platform for several of the most important tech and medical names to create deep conversations,” said Michelle Cardinal, Opal Group’s event producer.

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2018 ONC Annual Meeting

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 29, 2018 (All day) - November 30, 2018 (All day)

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will hold the 2018 Annual Meeting November 29-30, 2018 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.  The 2-day meeting will gather approximately 1,200 health IT partners and will include a combination of plenaries and breakout sessions each day.  The plenary sessions will include keynote addresses and panel discussions.  

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