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Apple has announced a new update for the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, which allows users to access medical records from various healthcare organizations through their iPhone.

A computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system with a clinical decision support (CDS) system could reduce duplicate medications and adverse drug reactions, according to a study published in JMIR Medical Informatics.

Identifying a patient normally means going by their Social Security number—but what if that patient is a newborn who doesn’t have one yet? The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) laid out its suggested solution at a presentation at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Los Angeles.

Interoperability between healthcare systems continues to be a struggle with only 30 percent of hospitals being able to find, send, receive and integrate patient information from outside systems. Finding were published in Health Affairs.

Epic has introduced Share Everywhere, allowing for the sharing of electronic health records (EHRs) across all systems.

 

Recent Headlines

CCHIT changes program criteria to meet stimulus requirements The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) has approved the final 2009-2010 criteria for certification of ambulatory, inpatient and emergency department EHRs, and for its newly developed stand-alone e-prescribing certification.
Axolotl assists Indiana HIE with swine flu HealthLINC, a health information exchange (HIE) in Southern Indiana, is using Axolotl's Elysium Exchange solutions to keep the medical community informed and updated on the H1N1 virus, or swine flu.
Simulation training improves skills for catheter insertion New technology allows student doctors to practice operations and other procedures on simulators before trying them out on real patients, just as pilots practice for emergencies on aircraft simulators, according to a plenary paper session at the 2009 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) annual meeting in New Orleans on May 14.
Workflow simulation aids IT system selection process
Workflow simulations can be used as way of understanding how systems will be fit into workflow and specific physical work environments, according to a narrated electronic poster presentation at the 2009 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference this month in Chicago.
Report: Hospitals must change priorities during EHR implementation Converting physician's notes into electronic documentation earlier in the typical implementation cycle for an inpatient EHR would give hospitals a more complete information base for quality management, according to a white paper from Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), a Falls Church, Va.-based consulting firm.
New bill calls for open-source EHRs
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W. Va., introduced legislation last week that will facilitate the nationwide adoption of EHRs, particularly among small, rural providers.
N.J. provider deploys Infinitt enterprise PACS Infinitt North America, a provider of web-based RIS, PACS, cardiology PACS and advanced visualization solutions, has been awarded a multi-year contract to implement an enterprise-wide PACS solution at St. Joseph's Healthcare System, based in Paterson, N.J.
Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone Computer engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have coupled a USB-based ultrasound probe with a smartphone, creating a mobile, compact computational and medical imaging platform.
Health Choice Network implements Sage Intergy Health Choice Network, a Health Resources and Services Administration-sponsored health center controlled network, is implementing Sage Intergy CHC and Sage Intergy EHR for member community health centers in the United States.
Tennessee HIE adds practice management toolkit Shared Health, a Tennessee-based public/private Health Information Exchange (HIE), has launched two new practice management tools, Clinical Insight and Condition Tracker.

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