CMS has announced the launch of the Data Element Library (DEL).
Jun 21, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Researchers from Mayo Clinic have developed a method analyzing blood sugar levels to predict pancreatic cancer up to three years before diagnosis, according to a study published in Gastroenterology.
Jun 20, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Digital tools are changing the way patients think about healthcare and how they want to access care, according to a survey conducted by Aetna.
Jun 19, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Cyberattacks are on the rise, but ransomware has declined 17 percent, according to ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity 2018 survey.
Jun 19, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Medicalchain, providers of blockchain technology for the secure storage and transfer of electronic health records, have signed a joint work agreement with Mayo Clinic to improve blockchain technology utilization in healthcare.
Jun 19, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Researchers have developed a natural language processing algorithm, trained on clinical record data, capable of detecting disease symptoms with high accuracy, according to a study published June 15 in the JMIR Medical Informatics.
Jun 18, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
The shift by insurance companies from reimbursement to fee-for-service has impacted the way physicians and practices are receiving compensation. In a recent survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, researchers noted 25 percent of physicians have “compensation tied to quality and patient experience metrics.”
Jun 18, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The combination of wearable monitoring with predictive analytics could hasten identifying acute exacerbation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
Jun 18, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Previous studies on the impact telehealth tools had on caregiver support showed potential benefits, but evidence of quality is lacking, according to a new systematic review.
Jun 15, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Intensive care unit (ICU) telehealth was associated with fewer transfers of patients with moderate, moderate-to-high and high illness severity. Findings were published June 15 in Chest.
Jun 15, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Over half of infection preventionists (IPs) reported a lack of technology as the main barrier in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAI), according to a survey commissioned by 3M.
It’s long past asking “if” artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies will revolutionize healthcare. According to a recent survey, 80 percent of executives expect AI will be integrated into the patient experience within two years. At the same time, 81 percent of respondents agree their organizations are not ready for the societal and liability issues that will result from this change.
Jun 14, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Websites where users rate physicians are often lacking in quality standards and transparency, according to a study published June 14 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has passed a policy addressing "augmented intelligence"—and not "artificial intelligence"—that provides recommendations for stakeholders' concerns.
Jun 14, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Attending emergency department (ED) physicians experienced increased levels of frustration due to difficulties using electronic health records (EHRs), according to a study published May 16 in Applied Clinical Informatics.
Jun 13, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a policy to define health equity while outlining a strategy for achieving optimized care in all aspects of health.
Jun 13, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
A web-based self-management program for people with type 2 diabetes was more cost effective than usual care, according to a survey published June 8 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Jun 13, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Internet-based interventions designed to support family caregivers of patients with dementia improved stress and anxiety, according to a study published June 12 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Jun 12, 2018 | Privacy & Security
Concern over the state of cybersecurity has led to 23 percent more organizations making improvements to their security systems since last year, according to the 2018 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO survey.
Jun 12, 2018 | Privacy & Security
The vast majority of physicians (94 percent) and hospital leaders (90 percent) believe mobile technology improves patient safety and outcomes, according to a survey conducted by Black Book.
Jun 12, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Researchers have developed an algorithm capable of predicting low blood pressure that could occur during surgery with 84 percent accuracy. Findings were published June 11 in Anesthesiology.
Jun 11, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
For every 10 percent rise in negative social media encounters, individuals experience a 20 percent increase in their risk of depression, according to a study published June 6 in Depression and Anxiety.
Jun 11, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, recounts her experiences during the Flint water crisis in 2015—and how she discovered children were being poisoned—in an article published in The New York Times.