Healthcare IT

Copy-Paste Use in EHRs: Safety Issues

The use of copy and paste functionality in electronic health records (EHRs) has introduced "unintended safety-related issues into the clinical... Read more

Finding Skilled IT Professionals a Challenge, CIOs Say

While U.S. chief information officers (CIOs) have plans of expanding their technology teams in the first half of 2017, difficulty in finding... Read more

Trump Immigration Ban: Effects on HIT Workforce

Health IT leaders have expressed varying levels of concern over President Donald Trump's recent immigration ban and its impact on the workforce... Read more

Health IT: Benefits to Both Patients and Providers

Information technology continues to expand its role in improving care delivery, especially with increasing use of mHealth tools. In addition... Read more

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Will HIT Cure Healthcare?

  A chief architect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is sceptical that HIT is going to play the all-encompassing role in healthcare that Silicon... Read more

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We are getting used to hear that all sorts of technological innovations will help men and women live almost eternally without suffering: magic seeds, like the beans in the fairy tale, that grow without water and with therapeutic properties; colour pills that will extend our lives beyond 200 years; gene therapies that will eliminate cancer; brain... Read more

Politician Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, famously asserted at the service’s birth in 1948, “If a hospital bedpan is dropped in a hospital corridor in Tredegar, the reverberations should echo around Whitehall.” Southeast Wales is less than 260 miles from London; it would have to be one very noisy reverberation... Read more

What could the new data protection law mean for health sector leaders? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving... Read more

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Taking the Mystery Out of Machine Learning

2017 06 Apr

Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning.  It means what it says, a machine can learn.  It is an inherently frightening concept.  It is almost a shame to put such a label on the process, because it is not really new.  Remember Fuzzy Logic?  Neural Networks?  We were all impressed that a computer could recognize the letter “A”, but that... Read more

IT Management

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

2017 20 Feb

Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of data. Acquisitions and regionalization further compound the challenge. How does an organization capitalize on what could easily become a liability?   Fredrik Gustavsson, Sectra CTO, sums up the answer simply, “Don’t buy technology. Buy solutions for your clinical pathways.”... Read more

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Canterbury Hospital, Australia

2016 15 Nov

Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over 200 beds. DT Research and its partner, HPA supplied 49 Carts with DT592BU Medical-Cart Computers to Canterbury in June 2016. Canterbury uses Surginet (Cerner) for theatre & recovery eMR applications on their PC’s Source & Image Credit:  DT Research Read more

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