Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

Walmart filed a patent for blockchain, wearables and EHR data
By Dave Muoio 10:11 am June 21, 2018
The retail giant is looking to protect a method for obtaining EHR data via the distributed ledger technology.
CMS to host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference this summer
By Mike Miliard 08:54 am June 21, 2018
The event, on Aug. 13, will host app developers to build and innovate software that can help patients access and understand their health data, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said.
Atul Gawande to lead Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase venture

Atul Gawande, MD, delivering a speech at a Geisinger Health System event in Pennsylvania in 2015. Photo by Lisa Lake, Getty Images

By Mike Miliard 12:16 pm June 20, 2018
As CEO of the new company, which will be based in Boston, the public health expert will seek to "incubate better models of care for all," he says.
Mayo Clinic blockchain EHR
By Mike Miliard 09:30 am June 20, 2018
London-based Medicalchain is partnering with the health system to pilot an array of different distributed ledger projects.
improving the quality of data

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By Bill Siwicki 02:58 pm June 19, 2018
Clinicians enter quality improvement data at the same time they enter charge capture data, enabling a more timely and robust quality effort.
MedStar pilot program for new apps

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By Mike Miliard 01:36 pm June 19, 2018
The apps will be evaluated in 10 different primary and specialty care settings.
John Halamka speaking at HL7’s DevDays in Boston on Tuesday

John Halamka, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess CIO speaking at HL7’s DevDays in Boston on Tuesday. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 11:52 am June 19, 2018
While there are challenges to fully utilizing FHIR, the specification will support workflows and provider experience between the organizations and multiple EHRs, Halamka said at HL7’s DevDays.
Healthcare analytics discussed at HIMSS Big Data and Analytics event in San Francisco in June 2018
By Mike Miliard 08:46 am June 19, 2018
The HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum showed that, even if healthcare still lags behind other industries in analytics prowess, it can (and probably will) make up a lot of ground in a short time.
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 become critical infrastructure.

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