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Microsoft patent application

Microsoft patent application. Credit: WIPO

By Bernie Monegain 02:53 pm July 30, 2018
With a prototype medical device, the software giant aims to replace the traditional cuff monitor for tracking blood pressure.
HIMSS Connected Health Conference to focus on the human element of digital tech

Scott Kirsner and Carla Kriwet speaking at the Connected Health Conference last year.

By Jonah Comstock 04:15 pm July 27, 2018
The three-day event, during October in Boston, will include cutting-edge technologies such as social robots, voice interfaces and digital therapeutics.
NHS tests drones
By Lynne Minion and Leontina Postelnicu 10:28 am July 26, 2018
Early research says using drones could save $21 billion annually to the broader UK economy.
Mount Sinai opens biomedical blockchain research center
By Bernie Monegain 04:04 pm July 24, 2018
The center will focus on developing predictive apps from data in EHRs, wearables and other digital health tools.
Centegra takes HIPAA-compliant Facebook approach to put caregivers on same page

Centegra Health in Huntley, Illinois. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:30 pm July 18, 2018
Health system uses communications platform to go from a 65 percent patients seen rate for case managers to 91 percent – with a reduced number of FTEs, official says.
Mobile app uses blockchain and FHIR to help patients manage their health data

The pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator app to allow patients to securely organize and share their medical records.

By Bill Siwicki 09:48 am July 18, 2018
The startup is working in conjunction with Cape Fear Valley Health pilot test to add social features for Medicare beneficiaries with congestive heart failure.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma speaking at HIMSS18.

By Bernie Monegain 03:05 pm July 03, 2018
She says redesign of the home health payment system would encourage value over volume.
Epic EHR and Apple Health Records API
By Mike Miliard 10:00 am July 03, 2018
In combination with the Epic MyChart app, patients can now access lab results, meds, vitals and more.
next generation of clinical communication is real-time location and mobile
By Bill Siwicki 08:35 am June 26, 2018
Here are the features and functionality clinical communication tool vendors think will emerge next.
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.

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