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IT Management

Bitcoin Technology for Healthcare?

2016 04 Oct

  Technology used in connection with Bitcoin currency could be the solution for healthcare’s wide-ranging IT systems. Blockchain garnered global attention as Bitcoin’s peer-to-peer transactions system for verifying and recording transactions in a ledger. The healthcare sector innovators are starting to take notice of blockchain’s capacity for supporting enormous... Read more

IT Management

HIT Interoperability Measurement Model for 2017

2016 12 Sep

A new interoperability benchmark and measurement model for assessment of performance and progress is set to launch at the start of 2017.   The model was established at last month’s KLAS Cornerstone Summit in Utah and is a collaborative initiative devised by industry representatives based on the 2016 Interoperability KLAS study design.   The study focuses... Read more

IT Management

Rio Olympics: First Interoperable EHR Implementation

2016 23 Aug

The Rio Olympics were something of a landmark for EHR implementation with sponsor GE Healthcare providing a fully interoperable system amongst all of the participating teams. Using cloud technology, athletes and their support staff had their health records managed on a common EHR. The largest team at the games this year was the U.S. Olympic team. It... Read more

IT Management

EU Telehealth Interoperability in Spotlight

2016 27 Jun

Six European Union (EU) countries have asked the eHealth Network for a road map on telemedicine interoperability across borders.In a letter to the eHealth Network, healthcare leaders from Denmark, Norway, Austria, Finland, Sweden and Catalonia have said they support the furtherment of telemedicine and in employing it on a large scale but want “cross... Read more

IT Management

EHR Adoption Reaches 96%; Data Exchange Lagging

2016 06 Jun

According to data from a new survey released at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., nearly all of the nation’s hospitals have adopted certified electronic health records (EHRs). This represents a nine-fold increase since 2008, according to survey data from the American... Read more

IT Management

Better Alert Management Needed for EHRs

2016 21 Mar

Interoperability has its advantages with information sharing across networks helping improve efficiency in patient care. But it also comes as no surprise that there are also costs to being connected as has been shown by a study on emails connected to Electronics health Records (EHRs) Researchers in Texas undertook a study on email overload and found... Read more

Executive Health Management

3 Ways to Catalyse Healthcare Improvement

2016 07 Feb

Innovations are key to improving quality of care and lowering costs. Some innovations that work in one context, however, may not work in another. A Viewpoint article appearing in JAMA discusses how implementation science can be used as a framework for planning innovations in healthcare delivery.1. A Framework Based on Implementation ScienceImplementation... Read more

IT Management

Best Cloud for Your Digital Strategy

2016 11 Jan

Cloud plays an important role in any hospital's digital transformation. The technology can help improve workflows and provide access to new information for better patient care, while maintaining security and required governance, according to an article in   "While most think of the public cloud when they hear the term, cloud... Read more

IT Management

Outsource or Upgrade? 5 BIG Big Data Questions

2016 04 Jan

Big data analytics is increasingly becoming more integral to the way health providers interact with patients. This trend is likely to continue, especially with expanding use of mHealth tools such as smartphone apps and wearable devices.   2015 may have been a big year for healthcare big data analytics, but the next 12 months are likely to bring even... Read more

IT Management

EXPAND: Key EU Project Presents Findings on Interoperability

2015 27 Nov

An exciting event about the future of interoperability in the European Healthcare sector takes place in Lisbon next week with a focus on assets’ collection and usability plus actions needed to support, prepare and enable Member States to reap the benefits of safe and secure cross-border care. Called the EXPAND Thematic Network, the two-year project has... Read more

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