Panasonic scanners interoperability
By Jessica Davis 07:03 am October 06, 2016
The company claims to be the first scanner manufacturer to offer third-party certification that its products are interoperable.
social determinants of health

Michael Dulin, MD, said that using a Big Data analysis model enabled officials to better engage patients and increase primary care usage.

By Bill Siwicki 06:55 am October 06, 2016
The North Carolina city tapped analytics tools to help hospitals better serve an influx of immigrants in the community by understanding the patients on both individual and system levels.
Press Ganey analytics nursing
By Bill Siwicki 06:43 am October 06, 2016
The system helps provide nurses with a comprehensive, single-source view of the factors most associated with driving nursing excellence – quality, patient experience and nursing engagement, the vendor said.
Johnson & Johnson cyber hack
By Jeff Rowe 01:48 pm October 05, 2016
After a security researcher found that the unencrypted devices could be forced to deliver unauthorized insulin doses, J&J sent patients a letter but also said the probability of such an attack is low. 
EHR population health
By Mike Miliard 12:50 pm October 05, 2016
Research firm IDC found big variations in analytic capabilities and technological sophistication among today’s leading population health management vendors, approximately half of which are electronic health records companies.
HealthX Redox machine learning

HealthX CEO Mark Bakken said the VC firm will focus on early-stage companies looking to solve hard problems in healthcare. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:38 am October 05, 2016
The venture capital firm has already invested in Redox, founded by former Epic employees, as well as upstarts focusing on analytics, billing, and cloud-based machine learning.
providers pay up ransomware
By Jessica Davis 11:08 am October 05, 2016
New Jersey Spine Center was attacked by Cryptowall, which locked up its EHR, backups and phone system. Marin Healthcare District in California lost two weeks of backup data during restoration.
ICD-10 grace period ends
By Susan Morse 10:45 am October 05, 2016
Executives involved with the code switch said the first year went smoothly. But they are now expecting a new level of difficulty in the next 18-24 months while coders must be more precise for CMS and private insurers to accept and pay claims. 
Wolters Kluwer Emmi

Wolters Kluwer CEO Diana Nole said that engaging patients can help providers strive impove care quality and control costs.

By Mike Miliard 10:11 am October 05, 2016
The company said it plans to integrate patient engagement platform with its clinical suite, including UpToDate decision support and Lexicomp and Medi-Span drug information tools.
Behavioral analytics population health
By Bill Siwicki 09:45 am October 05, 2016
The Mentrics system from ODH will integrate data to support prevention, treatment and recovery services for persons with mental health and substance use disorders in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Most Read

The Daily Brief Newsletter