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IT Management

eHealth on EU Digital Standards Agenda

2015 09 Oct

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on Standards for the Digital Single Market (DSM). The aim is to gather views on priorities for standards in key technology areas which are critical to achieving the DSM. eHealth is one of these key areas where standards need to be built."Broadly speaking, we are following up on the eHealth action... Read more

IT Management

Demand for Digital Connection

2015 06 Oct

Americans prefer doctors who are digitally savvy and demand a connected healthcare experience, a new Surescripts survey finds. Sixty-eight percent of the more than 1,000 respondents to the nationwide survey say that practices that have adopted technology to replace outdated methods of administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments online, provide... Read more

IMAGING Management

Top Medical and Imaging Technologies 2015

2015 30 Sep

Flexible and less expensive healthcare solutions are becoming more widely available, thanks to an array of sophisticated inventions in medical devices, diagnostics and imaging. These healthcare innovations play a critical role in managing the increasing frequency of chronic diseases around the globe, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.The... Read more

IT Management

Tech to Play Key Role in Obama Precision Medicine

2015 25 Aug

In his State of the Union Address this January, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) that was launched with a $215 million investment. PMI aims to enable a new era of medicine through research, technology, and policies that will lead to the development of individualised, tailored treatments for patients.PMI is looking for... Read more

IT Management

Tech Standards for mHealth Revealed

2015 10 Aug

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a mobile security guide which is specifically written for safeguarding medical information. The 82-page handbook offers healthcare organisations insights on how to improve mHealth cybersecurity via open-source or commercial tools. The guide currently in draft form is awaiting public... Read more

IT Management

New IT Resource for Safety-net Primary Care

2015 01 Aug

Primary Care Information Network (https://www.pcin.org) is a new online resource intended to help improve practices of safety net primary care providers. The website features a library of tools and resources — all of which are free to download — that can help providers tackle issues such as scheduling workflows, care coordination and management, and... Read more

IT Management

IT Patient Safety Roadmap Revealed

2015 25 Jul

The U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released its Health IT Safety Centre Roadmap, detailing a plan for optimising use of health IT for improved care safety and quality.In recent years, the increased adoption of health IT and electronic health record (EHR) has seen impressive advances in electronic... Read more

IT Management

Figure 1: Crowdsourcing for Clinicians

2015 17 Jul

As its name suggests, Figure 1 is a mobile app for sharing images. Medical professionals can upload photos, x-rays, biopsies and other images of their patients' health conditions or disorders. Figure 1, also referred to as “Instagram for doctors", lets colleagues chime in with comments, questions and potential diagnoses.The app was launched in May 2013... Read more

ICU Management

First Hospital Light Fixture to Kill Bacteria Safely & Commercially Available in U.S. & Canada

2015 29 Jun

Proven, Patented Technology Helps in the Fight Against Hospital Acquired InfectionsKenall Manufacturing has introduced Indigo-Clean™, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The technology behind Indigo-Clean™ inactivates a wide range... Read more

ICU Management

Breathe Technologies, Inc. Announces FDA Clearence for Life 2000 Ventilation System

2015 15 Jun

– Breathe Technologies, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency and neuromuscular diseases,has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for its critical care Breathe Technologies Life2000 Ventilation System, which is intended to provide continuous... Read more