The diagnostic and imaging company will use the funding to advance development of technology for testing blood supplies for the Zika virus.
Kim Chaundy, an IT director at Gesinger and director of operations at Keystone Health Information Exchange, said that sending real-time notifications prevented nurses from traveling to see patients who where not there.
In conjunction with the Keystone Health Information Exchange, Geisinger Health System sends clinicians push HL7 ORU messages in a population health management program to identify at-risk patients and reduce readmissions.
The Army medical center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington is one of the sites that the Department of Defense plans to audit the Army's EHR security controls.
The Pentagon will be looking to determine if the Army has implemented effective ways to protect its electronic health records and personally identifiable information.
Allscripts President Rick Poulton said that the partnership with HospitalIQ will help customers work toward enterprise-level financial objectives by bringing operational planning tools into the budgeting process.
Health and Humans Services head Sylvia Burwell pressed for urgent action as her department’s dwindling resources will make it harder to help states with mosquito control and for the National Institutes of Health to conduct trials of Zika vaccines.
Cybercriminals launching ransomware attacks – and one hacker in particular known as TheDarkOverLord – represented nearly 30 percent of the 39 data breaches in July. The average time an attack went unreported, meanwhile, was a whopping two years.
"Far too often individuals and the people who care for them are stymied by the onerous task of accessing their health data," said Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance. "CommonWell and its members are dedicated to helping break down the barriers that make it difficult for patients to access that information."
Hospitals’ interest in a more open approach to medical errors has been fueled by studies showing that patients want to know when an adverse event has occurred and doctors suffer from anxiety when there are restrictions and concerns about what they are allowed to discuss.
HIMSS executive VP Carla Smith will be at the Summit of the Southeast in Nashville to host the Women in Health IT Reception on September 13 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and to lead a session on shattering the glass ceiling on September 14.