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As hospitals and health systems seek new ways to combat the growing challenge of physician burnout, new research from the Palo Alto Medical Foundations suggests that tailoring electronic health record workflows for more efficient in-basket messaging could be...
The American Telemedicine Association has elected Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar to be its next president. He'll start a year-long term in April 2020. WHY IT MATTERSKvedar, vice president of connected health at Partners HealthCare and a professor of dermatology...
Healthcare leaders trying to determine where their efforts fall on an industrywide digital health continuum have an online tool to aid assessments. Completing the self-administered assessment helps organizations understand what is driving or slowing their progress toward a...
Blood test results from patients at Royal Papworth Hospital can now be sent electronically from the laboratory at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and back, via a new link between the Lorenzo and Epic electronic patient record (EPR) systems...
At Greenfield, Indiana-based Hancock Health, the HIPAA laws became such that staff could no longer use alpha pagers to communicate clinical information . THE PROBLEM This prompted a multiyear search for other options. Initially, it was all about simply communicating...
Particularly for smaller hospitals and medical groups, hiring a full-time chief information security officer can be a stretch of the budget and resources. But patient data must still be protected because smaller organizations face...
Shares of Salt Lake City-based analytics vendor Health Catalyst began trading on NASDAQ on Thursday. The initial public offering had been a long time coming. Way back in 2015, Healthcare IT News reported that the firm was eyeing an...
In what's being billed as one of the biggest yet cloud migrations of an Epic electronic health record deployment, Novant Health has moved its mission-critical applications to Virtustream's cloud hosting servers. WHY IT MATTERSThe Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based, not-for-profit health...
The Department of Veterans Affairs and Verizon are teaming up to offer Veterans who are customers of the telecommunications giant unlimited access to department's VA Video Connect telehealth app. WHY IT MATTERS The platform connects veterans with their health...
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...

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