Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Patents hold clues about Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft plans for healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 09:01 am June 18, 2018
A brief look at what hospitals should know about hundreds of patents tech giants have filed relative to health IT.
drug shortages

AMA responds to shortages of sterile intravenous products containing saline or other fluids for patient care in all medical settings with a request to HHS and Homeland Security to treat drug shortages as a national security initiative.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:11 pm June 15, 2018
One new policy deems drug shortages an urgent public health crisis and seeks to have manufacturing sites deemed critical infrastructure.
Countess of Chester Hospital chooses Cerner in 15-year EHR deal

Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, England. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 03:47 pm June 14, 2018
NHS unit is switching from Meditech to deploy what it describes as a EPR, rather than an electronic health record.
Halifax Health integrates EHR, cloud decision support, communications to combat sepsis
By Bill Siwicki 03:04 pm June 13, 2018
As many as 80 percent of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment, which is why Halifax has brought together this triumvirate of health IT for prescriptive alerts.
UCHealth to create innovation center in Denver

Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 02:24 pm June 13, 2018
The center, called Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation, will convene experts across the healthcare and wellness industries to incubate new ideas, officials say.
Bryan Medical Center to deploy Cerner scheduling tool

Bryan Medical Center West campus. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 11:43 am June 13, 2018
Hospital says the tool will help employees and administrators streamline hiring and shift scheduling.
natural language processing technology in EHRs
By Mike Miliard 09:10 am June 08, 2018
Natural language processing technology is helping the health system unlock information from the notes that it previously hadn't been able to use.
CiOX machine learning applies AI to interoperability
By Mike Miliard 03:17 pm June 06, 2018
The new technology enables hospitals to manage disparate data from various electronic health records. 
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush leaves company
By Bernie Monegain 09:28 am June 06, 2018
Bush’s exit comes as previous charges of sexual harassment and domestic abuse surface amid activist investor’s nearly $7 billion takeover bid.
athenahealth takeover bid

Credit: athenahealth on Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 08:21 am June 06, 2018
Cloud-based EHR vendor’s board could also drag the process out long enough that Elliott Management rescinds its offer, Maralto Investments said.

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