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...

The Folly of Self Referral

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD A lot of Americans think they should be able to make an appointment with a specialist on their own, and view the referral from a primary care provider as an unnecessary roadblock. This “system” often doesn’t work, because of the way medical...

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,...

Health Care is Coming Home

SPONSORED POST By DIANA CHEN In an AARP survey of 2000 adults, 6 out of 10 respondents indicated they prefer to stay in their home and community for as long as possible. This desire increases with age; more than 75% of adults over 50 would rather remain in a familiar...

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...