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By Kat Jercich 02:53 pm September 22, 2020
Amazon Care allows employees and dependents to access care virtually via video call or messaging.
By Kat Jercich 01:08 pm September 22, 2020
The telehealth vendor demanded that Amwell stop selling, importing or using the products in question.
Room management tool boosts patient visits and revenue at clinic
By Bill Siwicki 11:42 am September 22, 2020
The Kirklin Clinic of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which sees 50,000 patients a year, went from a not-so-helpful Excel sheet to efficient, IT-driven processes.
By Tammy Lovell 04:28 am September 22, 2020
The Hospital Future Act aims to modernise the country’s hospital system.

Credit: NCCS

By Dean Koh 03:15 am September 22, 2020
SwabBot is a self-administered robot which allows individuals being swabbed to activate and terminate the swabbing process at will.
By Kat Jercich 04:36 pm September 21, 2020
The data is said to include patient information release forms, driver's license copies and Social Security numbers, as first reported by BleepingComputer.
By Kat Jercich 03:03 pm September 21, 2020
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found some patients' EHRs did not show a referral for genetic risk evaluations, although they met the national guidelines for one.
Pandemic-era burnout: One consumer’s tiring, tech-enabled journey to find memory care for a parent

My mom settles in to the memory care facility as my husband finishes unpacking on move-in day.

By Bill Siwicki 12:21 pm September 21, 2020
The first in a new feature story series on burnout in healthcare during the COVID-19 crisis, this personal essay shows how healthcare consumers – just like clinicians, CIOs, vendor employees and others – are being worn down by the demands of distance and disruption, but also being helped by technology.
Telehealth boosts continuity of care, patient-provider relationships at Ellis Medicine

Ellis Medicine’s Medical Center of Clifton Park

By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am September 21, 2020
From March through August, the community hospital and its clinics have conducted 6,929 video visits and 11,401 telephone visits through its new telemedicine platform.
By Kat Jercich 10:44 am September 21, 2020
In a HIMSS Learning Center presentation, Mayo Clinic oncologists Dr. Tufia Haddad and Dr. Nadia Laack will share their perspectives about the potential for AI to accelerate clinical research and improve care.