Search Tag: EHR

What does Oracle-Cerner’s Merger Mean for EHRs?

2022 26 Jan

Oracle’s $28.3 billion purchase of Cerner last month was one of the largest transactions in the health IT space with large implications for electronic health records. Larry Ellison, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Oracle, stated that together, Cerner and Oracle can  ‘transform healthcare delivery by providing medical professionals with... Read more

NLP ‘Barometer’ for Analysing Local Clinical Data

2021 27 Feb

A vendor-neutral, open-source, natural language approach of EHR data is suggested by a team of U.K. researchers, to help providers plan for surges in patients, particularly in the COVID-19 context.   You might also like: The WHO has developed a number of surge planning tools, which help to visualise acute and intensive care capacity... Read more

Wachter: healthcare complexity means lengthy digitisation process inevitable

2018 13 Mar

Healthcare lags behind other industries when it comes to widespread and effective use of digital tools. That's the observation of Robert Wachter, MD, a healthcare leader who has been critical of health IT's shortcomings. In most industries, widespread digitisation takes 10 to 15 years, according to Dr. Wachter, the chair of the University of California,... Read more

Experts argue context matters in healthcare IT security

2017 04 Oct

Protecting sensitive health data and patient records is a challenging task for infosec teams. In a large hospital, for example, multiple users have access to patient data in the electronic health records system (EHR). How do you tell if any of these users is accessing the system with some hidden agenda, such as trying to steal information? It's important... Read more