Morning Headlines 5/23/19

Zipline, which delivers lifesaving medical supplies by drone, now valued at $1.2 billion California-based drone-delivery company Zipline announces a $190 million investment and plans to expand its healthcare-focused service to the US. DGMC to go live with new...

Morning Headlines 5/22/19

Interoperability among Office-Based Physicians in 2015 and 2017 ONC finds that interoperability among office-based physicians didn’t improve from 2015 to 2017 even though more doctors used information from outside sources. Google says the new Google Glass gives...

News 5/22/19

Top News ONC finds that interoperability among office-based physicians didn’t improve a bit from 2015 to 2017 even though more doctors used information from outside sources. The percentage who sent, received, and integrated the information didn’t change and only 10%...

Morning Headlines 5/21/19

Facebook is mapping demographics, human movement, and network coverage to combat diseases Facebook combines its data and AI capabilities with public and commercially available datasets to create maps that will aid public health workers in preventing the spread of...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 5/20/19

  In a recent issue of Applied Clinical Informatics, researchers from the Arch Collaborative detailed their examination of the relationship of EHR user satisfaction to the investment in training made by the users’ organizations. This comes as no surprise to those of...

Morning Headlines 5/20/19

JP Morgan buys health-care payments firm InstaMed in the bank’s biggest acquisition since the financial crisis JP Morgan Chase will acquire medical payments platform vendor InstaMed for more than $500 million. Patient Hurt by Do-It-Yourself Artificial Pancreas Prompts...

Monday Morning Update 5/20/19

Top News JP Morgan Chase will acquire medical payments platform vendor InstaMed for more than $500 million. It’s the bank’s largest acquisition since the 2008 financial collapse, when it took over the failing Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual. The bank’s head of...

Weekender 5/17/19

  Weekly News Recap A large survey of clinicians finds that the #1 predictor of positive EHR experience is training, with EHR personalization also being a major contributor Cerner will connect its systems to state prescription drug monitoring databases via DrFirst...

Morning Headlines 5/17/19

Local Investment in Training Drives Electronic Health Record User Satisfaction A large clinician survey finds that training is the #1 predictor of positive user EHR experience. The Joint Commission Enters Next Generation of Quality Measurement, Offers Accredited...

News 5/17/19

Top News A large clinician survey finds that training is the #1 predictor of positive user EHR experience. Little correlation was found with the actual EHR product they use. The report by KLAS’s Arch Collaborative warns that organizations can’t rely on software...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 5/16/19

We had some struggles at my clinical office this week. Our soon-to-be fossilized PCs running Windows 7 had a bad interaction with Active Directory and Citrix. The result was that nearly half of the physicians couldn’t access the EHR. When our IT team tried to fix it,...

Morning Headlines 5/16/19

Scientists Say They’ve Created a Smartphone App That Can Hear Ear Infections Researchers at the University of Washington found Edus Health to commercialize their EarHealth app, which is capable of diagnosing ear infections with accuracy similar to that of an in-person...

Morning Headlines 5/15/19

Cerner to Work With DrFirst to Connect to State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Cerner will connect its systems to state prescription drug monitoring program databases using DrFirst. Erlanger working with tech companies to launch new era of artificial...

News 5/15/19

Top News AliveCor extends its ECG lead (no pun intended) over Apple with KardiaMobile 6L, which offers a six-lead ECG and expanded detection of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, and tachycardia. The $150 consumer device has earned FDA clearance,...

Morning Headlines 5/14/19

AliveCor’s FDA-cleared 6-lead ECG aims to detect more than the Apple Watch AliveCor gains FDA clearance for a new ECG device that, when it debuts in June, will be the first consumer-grade product to monitor heart activity on six different leads.  MiraMed and Medac...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 5/13/19

We as CMIOs are often called upon to try to use data, information, and knowledge to try to solve complex problems that are caused by specific factors within the US healthcare system. They might be tied to low health literacy, funding barriers, or the high cost of...

Morning Headlines 5/13/19

Patient health information needs to be readily accessible David Brailer, MD, PhD – the country’s first National Coordinator – urges support for HHS’s proposed interoperability rules. $6 million billing loss leads to another internal investigation in Escambia County...

Monday Morning Update 5/13/19

Top News David Brailer, MD, PhD – the country’s first National Coordinator going back to 2004 – urges support for HHS’s proposed interoperability rules. He says that $35 billion worth of incentive payments have made EHRs almost universal, but those systems “have...

Weekender 5/10/19

  Weekly News Recap DocuTAP and Practice Velocity merge Harris Healthcare acquires Uniphy Health The Chartis Group changes private equity owners The Practice Fusion unit of Allscripts is served a criminal grand jury subpoena related to EHR certification and...

Morning Headlines 5/10/19

Novant Health launches digital health and engagement business division Novant Health (NC) forms a digital health and engagement division to enhance its ability to virtually connect with patients from anywhere at any time. LetsGetChecked Announces $30 Million in Series...

News 5/10/19

Top News Harris Healthcare acquires clinical communication and collaboration software company Uniphy Health for an undisclosed sum. Uniphy Health merged with PracticeUnite in 2016. Webinars May 21 (Tuesday) 2:00 ET. “Cloud-Based Data Management: Solving Healthcare’s...

Readers Write: The Big Fib

The Big FibBy Weary Healthcare Traveler On Tuesday, May 7, Don Rucker appeared before the Senate to garner support for ONC’s new rule relating to 21st Century Cures. Although he used complex language and invoked incantations of magic like JASON, Restful Services,...