Singapore researchers have developed a portable device that can accurately screen for several diseases and infections.
September 18, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Could medical scribes help solve the issue of physician burnout and ease the electronic health record (EHR) documentation burden? Based on a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, they can.
September 18, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Twila Brase—the president of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom and healthcare policy advisor to the Heartland Institute, a libertarian thinktank—thinks electronic health records (EHRs) cause plenty of problems for physicians and patients. They contribute to burnout, distraction and inefficiencies.
September 18, 2018 | Clinical Practice
According to a recent report by the Associated Press, therapists are increasingly taking advantage of virtual reality (VR) therapy to help patients get over their fears.
September 18, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
On Monday, Sept. 17, Indianapolis-based TriMedx announced plans to buy the healthcare technologies division of Aramark Corporation for $300 million. The two companies have signed a definitive agreement and expect the transaction to be completed by the end of the year.
September 17, 2018 | Privacy & Security
A Brooklyn hospital emergency room worker is being accused of stealing private patient records and selling them through an encrypted phone application, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
September 17, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers from several universities are working together to develop “organs-on-chips” after receiving millions in funding.
September 17, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Researchers have developed a flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that uses fiber-optic ultrasound to detect acoustic effects of laser pulses.
September 17, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
A majority of parents whose teens are having sleep issues believe electronics, social media and cellphones are the cause. The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health recently conducted a survey of parents on how often their teenage children experience sleep problems and how they address it.
September 14, 2018 | Privacy & Security
The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific in Honolulu issued a public notice following a ransomware attack that potentially exposed the healthcare data of 40,800 people.
September 14, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Cigna is launching a venture fund that will be dedicated to investing in companies with innovative and transformative plans for healthcare.
September 14, 2018 | Clinical Practice
By using the CRISPR gene-editing tool, a research team was able to identify several mutations in cells that boosted the risk of cancer.
September 14, 2018 | EHR & EMR
A majority of physicians weren’t asked by electronic health record (EHR) vendors to provide feedback while making enhancements to EHR systems, according to the Deloitte 2018 Survey of U.S. Physicians.
September 13, 2018 | Clinical Practice
University of British Columbia engineers have created a new ultrasound machine that’s reportedly “no bigger than a Band-Aid” and could lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to $100.
September 13, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Several hospitals and healthcare organizations are now taking advantage of electronic data-sharing systems that provide real-time alerts about what’s happening within a facility, according to a report by Politico.