Cloud Computing

Identifying drug diversion at Piedmont Athens: from weeks to 24 hours

Georgia’s Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm February 27, 2019
To help combat the opioid crisis, the medical center invested in inventory and analytics technology that helps accurately and consistently identify cases of drug diversion.
By Tom Sullivan 08:55 am February 27, 2019
Cloud can make technology invisible – something that often improves the work and lives of people who use it.
By Tom Sullivan 09:21 am February 26, 2019
With cloud computing gaining traction in healthcare, executives who have already started down the path to cloud-first offer advice for others.
Retina telemedicine tech helps save vision at Grady Health System

Grady Memorial Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:15 pm February 22, 2019
A backlogged queue of eye center patients, most for diabetic screenings, dropped from 14,000 to 3,000 within a year of implementation of the technology.
Oracle race car
By Nathan Eddy 10:27 am February 20, 2019
The integrated service will pinpoint high performing sites for conducting clinical trials, the companies said.
HIMSS19 show floor
By Tom Sullivan 09:37 am February 20, 2019
Info-blocking ruled the day, while APIs, FHIR, artificial intelligence and virtual reality were also prominent themes at this year’s Global Conference.

MyPath surveys patients to inform caregivers about changing symptoms and needs. Credit: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech. 

By Nathan Eddy 10:36 am February 19, 2019
The software delivers personalized advice based on diagnosis, treatment, insurance, and more.
IoT, patient engagement, RCM, genomics, deep learning among new tech at HIMSS19
By Bill Siwicki 01:48 pm February 15, 2019
VivaLNK debuted an Internet of Things-enabled wearables sensor platform, TriFin Labs unveiled a patient engagement platform, eMDs launched a revenue cycle management system and Philips introduced an epidemiology system that uses genomics and deep learning.
HIMSS19 Views from the Top

HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf, Google Cloud’s Aashima Gupta, IBM’s Mark Dudman and Microsoft’s Peter Lee during a panel on Thursday afternoon.

By Tom Sullivan 04:10 pm February 14, 2019
Once the specification gains wider use for data exchange, it will open the doors for more advanced uses of data, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, IBM, Google and Microsoft executives said at HIMSS19. 
NHS, CQC

Credit: Jack Taylor/ Springer

By Tammy Lovell 03:10 am February 13, 2019
In August last year, health secretary Matt Hancock ordered a review of ongoing plans to replace IT systems at the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement, the Health Research Authority and the CQC.

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