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NHS hospital sign in UK
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:02 pm September 19, 2018
The National Health Service in England announced two new innovator programs to accelerate the use of digital health tools that benefit patients and remove barriers slowing adoption of innovation in the NHS.
patient on tablet at home with pill bottles
By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am September 19, 2018
HIMSS Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Steve Wretling says developers need to build the experience healthcare hasn’t had yet.
blind woman using Microsoft app Soundscape on city street with her guide dog

A screen snap of the Soundscape app in-use. Credit: Microsoft Soundscape

By Lynne Minion 09:57 am September 17, 2018
Microsoft and Vision Australia unveiled a new 3D audio app designed to give blind and vision impaired people greater independence to explore the world around them.
Glen Tullman former Allscripts CEO
By Tom Sullivan 09:10 am September 14, 2018
Glen Tullman has served as the CEO of a major EHR vendor and the founder of a startup app maker focused initially on diabetes.
Infant bioprint tool used on infant in hospital
By Mike Miliard 01:39 pm September 13, 2018
University of California San Diego researchers have created a new biometric technology they say could help securely identify children and and even newborns with just the wave of a finger.
Apple Watch with ECG feature
By Jonah Comstock 02:48 pm September 12, 2018
This is the first FDA clearance for Apple and pushes the Watch further into healthcare than ever before.
Nancy Pratt headshot
By Jessica Davis 02:55 pm September 10, 2018
Nancy Pratt also shares the biggest issues facing women in health IT and says the entire industry is responsible for helping providers and hospitals improve patient care.
merck drone flying in the air
By Healthcare IT News Australia 12:54 pm September 07, 2018
Collaboration between AT&T, Merck and others combines IoT monitoring, temperature-controlled packaging and the drone to get meds to remote villages.
exterior view of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, is part of the South Shore Health System. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:46 pm September 05, 2018
The pregnancy app, developed in-house with some help, allowed the hospital to improve its OB-maternity HCAHPS by 68 percent – and cut printing costs for paper handouts by half.
Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger

Screensnaps of Whats App, iMessage and Facebook Messenger.

By Mike Miliard 02:45 pm August 29, 2018
Although the health system has been repeatedly dinged for lax security practices, most NHS hospitals aren't discouraging use of consumer messaging tools.

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