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In a world of sophisticated attacks, complex networks, high financial stakes and layers of regulation, healthcare systems can no longer afford to go it alone when it comes to cybersecurity. "We can't operate as individuals," said Greg Conti, senior...
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare announced the launch of Sepsis Prediction and Optimization of Therapy (SPOT), an algorithm driven, real-time system to more quickly identify patients with sepsis. WHY IT MATTERS Created using data from millions of hospitalizations, SPOT continuously monitors vital...
The nonprofit Joint Commission announced the release of the Direct Data Submission Platform (DDSP), which will provide hospitals with near real-time quality metrics. WHY IT MATTERS The platform will make clinical quality language-based eCQMs available to providers in an execution...
CLEVELAND – Like most physicians, Thomas Jenike, MD, began practicing medicine because he cared deeply about other human beings and wanted to help them. So, for instance, even though it's above and beyond the typical call of duty, it makes...
Private hospitals in Thailand will have to display the price of medicines so that consumers can make better-informed decisions prior to purchase, starting from this week. According to a report by the National News Bureau of Thailand, the country’s...
More than €250,000 will be put into the telehealth project ‘TeleSchwindelTriage’ from Bavaria over the next two and a half years, Bavaria's health minister Melanie Huml announced in Munich at the beginning of May, to help detect strokes...
CLEVELAND – At the Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS Patient Experience Forum on Wednesday, Sabina Mujanovic, patient advocate at Texas Health Resources, described her own trip through the tangled phone tree that patients were expected to navigate when hoping...
Cloud-based IT company and CommonWell Health Alliance member Brightree is extending access to the interoperability network to its customer base of hospice and home health providers. WHY IT MATTERSIn a move that will help bridge the gap between out-of-hospital...
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...
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Informatics takes aim at the notion that lackluster user experience is an essential part of electronic health record usage. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of thoughtful education and training processes,...

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