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IT investment in China’s hospital system estimated to reach 65.7 billion yuan in 2022

A recent article from China Daily stated that IT investment in the country’s hospital system will reach 65.7 billion yuan ($9.47 billion) in 2022, surging 53.5 percent from 2017 and boosting the digitalisation of the Chinese medical system, based on a forecast report by Analysys.

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Post-acute facility trims length of stay by 3-5 days with alerts tech

Cedar View Rehabilitation also has seen a 6 percent decrease in readmissions because it has been able to coordinate care better with external providers.

ONC names winning software for EHR reporting challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the winners of a new challenge to develop software for identifying and reporting safety and usability issues in EHRs in a way that doesn’t disrupt clinical workflow.

The winning tools aim to make it easy to report IT issues within the healthcare workflow: giving feedback to developers and guiding the formation of best practices. The hope is to targeting usability challenges before they become major problems.

Three winners were announced:

NSW’s hospitals enroute to state-wide Electronic Record for Intensive Care (eRIC) implementation

Last week, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital in New South Wales (NSW), Australia became the 17th Intensive Care Unit (ICU) across the state to replace paper charting with Electronic Record for Intensive Care (eRIC), which digitally integrates patient data from bedside monitors, ventilators and other specialised equipment every minute.

CMS, ONC unveil new strategy to reduce burdens in EHRs

The draft plan addresses physician concerns around usability, regulation and note bloat, and aims to help vendors improve their designs to improve productivity and user satisfaction.

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Machine learning system saves case managers 1,327 hours per year

Since the new discharge platform was introduced at Bon Secours Charity Hospital, it has cut the amount of time case managers need to prepare from a daily average of 35 minutes to eight.