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According to the NHS long term plan published in January this year, providers across acute, community and mental health settings in England will be expected to reach “a core level of digitisation” by 2024, covering all clinical and...
U.S. health systems are availing themselves of prescription intelligence software to ensure they're not overprescribing opioids, or prescribing them to people who shouldn't have them. A new report from KLAS takes stock of the marketplace and finds that, regardless...
Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have each have been awarded four-year contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense to create an autonomous trauma care system. WHY IT MATTERS The autonomous or nearly autonomous system,...
Infrastructure is the bedrock of any health IT setup. Everything from electronic health records to telemedicine to cybersecurity to analytics depends on a rock solid, reliable network to operate appropriately and efficiently to help caregivers and administrators perform...
The American Medical Informatics Association is generally pleased with the proposed interoperability rules put forth by the National Coordinator for Health IT. But the informatics group is warning against overly prescriptive interpretation of the 21st Century Cures Act's...
It has been a number of years already since the European Commission embarked on a journey of bringing interoperability and international standards to help with digitising European healthcare systems. Way ahead of other parts of the world, the...
Language service provider Stratus Video, announced their acquisition of InDemand Interpreting, a portfolio company of Health Enterprise Partners (HEP), with the aim of improving health equity for deaf, limited English proficient and hard of hearing patients. WHY IT MATTERS InDemand...
Inland Empire Health Plan in Rancho Cucamonga, California, is the largest not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan in the Inland Empire, a metropolitan area in Southern California. THE PROBLEM Comprehensive medication reviews, a significant utilizer of trained clinical pharmacist resources,...
Why aren't more hospitals realizing the benefits of their electronic health records? And what are the organizations that are capitalizing on their EHRs doing well that others should try? Those are questions asked and answered in a new report...
As healthcare moves to value-based, consumer-centric models, and the industry is disrupted by tech-savvy vanguards, a small but intrepid group of hospital systems are introducing the chief digital officer (CDO) role to manage transformation. “To really transform requires a...

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