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IT Management

Our Top 15 Technology Stories from 2019

2019 28 Dec

As the year draws to a close, we take a look at our most viewed technology stories across our 2019 news and journals.   Fighting Cyber Threats With a Global Community Denise Anderson, President of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC), spoke to HealthManagement.org about this growing global organisation’s aim... Read more

IT Management

Anthem to Provide Blockchain Medical Data to 40 Million Members

2019 17 Dec

U.S. health insurer Anthem, with around 40 million members, is increasingly relying on blockchain technology for more secure and efficient management of health data. Hyperledger Fabric, Indy and Burrow are among the blockchains the company is using. You might also like: Bills, Claims and Analysis: Blockchain in Healthcare Blockchain,... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA 2019: Gunshot Injuries Have Long-term Medical Consequences

2019 28 Nov

An analysis of data on 110 gun-violence patients reveals that gunshot wounds to the thorax (chest) or abdomen are associated with increased likelihood of hospital readmission. This finding being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) may help provide guidance on improving care for gunshot victims.... Read more

IT Management

Connecting Data through Crowdsourcing for AI Development

2019 13 Nov

Large data sets are essential in developing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and tools for use in healthcare. Presagen, an AI medical imaging company in Australia, is banking on crowdsourcing in hopes of connecting data from clinics globally to create AI solutions that are scalable and at low cost.   AI developers often rely on localised... Read more

IT Management

The Politics of Tech Adoption in Healthcare

2019 13 Nov

A new report looking into the development and use of emerging technologies, notably artificial intelligence (AI), for healthcare has revealed concerns among some clinicians as to the real reason behind tech adoption. Within the NHS, the adoption of AI and other data-driven technologies is largely based on a “political or commercial imperative”... Read more

IT Management

Google Acquires Fitbit

2019 11 Nov

Tech giant Google's formal purchase of Fitbit, the world's second largest wearable maker, in a deal worth $2.1 billion, finally put an end to a month of rumours.   In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Google's SVP of devices and services, Rick Osterloh, wrote the company sees "an opportunity to invest even more in Wear OS as well... Read more

IT Management

Blockchain Protecting Telemedicine

2019 29 Oct

Telemedicine offers an opportunity for medical institutions to optimise delivery of care, especially for patients living in areas where healthcare facilities and resources are inadequate. However, there is a downside to this technology-driven approach: risks of patient data being leaked due to insecure telehealth systems.   These privacy... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI and Radiologist Teamwork: 90% Accuracy Breast Cancer Diagnosis

2019 29 Oct

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool, trained on more than a million screening mammography images, can identify breast cancer with up to 90% accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists.    The AI model was developed by New York University researchers who pointed out that their AI application is intended to optimise the work of... Read more

IT Management

Optimising Healthcare Data for Improved Patient Care

2019 16 Oct

Harnessing the power of healthcare data is key to developing innovative solutions that lead to better patient care.   At Medtronic , two key approaches enable the medical device company to utilise data on people's health to help hospitals become more efficient and effective in their delivery of care. The first one entails developing devices that... Read more

Executive Health Management

Public Perception of Healthcare: Quality Vs. Cost

2019 10 Oct

While people in general consider their healthcare experiences positive, they however regret being not empowered to control their healthcare journeys, new research from Maestro Health reveals.   The study, titled “The Consumer Healthcare Paradox”, surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers aged 25 years and older to evaluate the public’s perception on high-quality... Read more