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July 10, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
Guerbet announced Tuesday, July 10, that it has signed an exclusive agreement to collaborate with IBM Watson Health and develop artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions that help detect, diagnose and treat liver cancer.
July 09, 2018 | EHR & EMR
The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine will begin a complete overhaul of its electronic health record (EHR) system—and it’s not going to be cheap. The school’s finance committee approved $180 million to replace existing Cerner and Epic systems with a single integrated platform.
July 06, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Government regulation can’t keep up with innovation in healthcare technology, especially when dealing with mobile medical applications—and those in charge of developing regulatory framework know it, according to top officials at the FDA in a July 2 viewpoint in JAMA.
July 05, 2018 | Interoperability
The American Medical Association recognized three startups as winners in its AMA Healthcare Interoperability and Innovation Challenge. The contest awarded $50,000 in Google Cloud credits to three companies with proposals to best use patient-generated health data to improve care and reduce inefficiencies in workflows.
July 05, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Higher occupancy rates in hospitals don’t necessarily mean more infections. Rather, a facility can have the highest risk for Clostridium difficile infections when capacity was in a Goldilocks zone—not too full, not too empty—between 25 and 75 percent, according to new research from the University of Michigan and RAND Corporation.
July 05, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers have developed a method to separate circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood samples, enabling “liquid biopsies” that can help diagnosis, prognosis and suggestions for treatment. The technique can separate CTCs from a 7.5-mL vial of blood with at least 86 percent efficiency in less than an hour.
July 03, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
CMS announced a new proposal for home health agencies to receive reimbursement for remote patient monitoring—a first for Medicare/Medicaid patients. In a July 2 release, the agency outlined larger plans to update home health prospective payment rates.
July 03, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
An artificial intelligence (AI) system defeated a team of 15 doctors, 2-0, in two rounds of a competition that looked at the ability to diagnose brain tumors and predict the expansion of brain hematomas.
July 03, 2018 | Clinical Practice
For many experiencing heart attack, heart failure is an inevitability. But scientists are hoping to rewrite that story—by using stem cells to help restore heart function after myocardial infarction.
July 02, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Lloyd B. Minor, the dead of Stanford University School of Medicine, equated problems harnessing the positives of EHR with the microscope. It took 70 years for that game-changing tool to lead to scientific breakthroughs—a delay that might have to do as much with the user as the instrument itself.
July 02, 2018 | EHR & EMR
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is about to undergo a massive, $16 billion revamp of its electronic health record (EHR) system. A month after a $10 million deal with Cerner was finalized, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) released a report that found the VA spent $3 billion on EHR support between 2015 and 2017.
June 28, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
A mobile diabetes management application did not result in better blood glucose control, but it could be a useful tool in self-management. Findings were published June 26 in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
June 28, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Zipnosis, providers of virtual care software, has been certified by Surescripts to add medication history services to its virtual care platform.
June 27, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Osso VR, a virtual reality surgical training platform, has partnered with American medical residency programs to offer student a new way to train for surgery.
June 27, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
A self-management diabetes program was able to reduce healthcare costs by $800, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
June 26, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Medtronic and IBM Watson Health have announced the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered diabetes assistant application Sugar.IQ.
June 26, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
The Senate health committee has announced a series of hearings addressing how healthcare systems can reduce costs in America.
June 26, 2018 | Clinical Practice
After a year of soul searching and strategic review, GE announced its move today to spin off GE Healthcare into a standalone company over the next 12 to 18 months. The goal, the company said, is a leaner corporate structure with substantial reductions in debt.
June 25, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Change Healthcare has announced the development of a module for their Assurance Reimbursement Management program that assists providers submit claims.
June 25, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Representatives Phil Roe, MD, R-Tennessee, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (VA), and Tim Walz, D-Florida, Ranking Member of the House VA Committee, have announced the “VA Electronic Health Record Modernization: The Beginning of the Beginning”—a that hearing will take place Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m.