Designed to help screen employees for COVID-19, Sonde One uses a questionnaire, temperature and user voice-samples to provide daily guidance.
CVS Pharmacy has announced Spoken Rx, a new feature to its app that can read a specific prescription label out loud for patients with visual impairments or who cannot read standard print labels. CVS plans to add RFID labels to its prescriptions at 1,500 pharmacy locations by the end of 2020. These smart labels can be scanned by the Spoken Rx feature in the app and then read out loud in either English or Spanish.
The VA has inked a $100 million contract with Philips to extend its remote intensive care capabilities. Find out why the VA is making significant investments in virtual care services for veterans.
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July 06, 2020 - Since COVID-19 swept through the Sunshine State, Nemours Children’s Health System has had a 2,200 percent increase in telehealth demand. The hospital saw roughly 30,000 telehealth visiting in April, compared to 800 at the same time last year. But that success came with one immense hurdle: pivoting the EHR documentation process. While the hospital has had telehealth infrastructure built into its EHR for quite some time, Dr.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT found that the majority of centers used a combination of electronic and paper methods to manage client health information in 2017.
In the first of a new series showing how providers are putting FCC’s COVID-19 telehealth funding to work, the health center’s director of IT explains how it is expanding its virtual care operations.
Brigham Digital Innovation Hub’s Santosh Mohan and Dr. Mark Zhang discuss addressing the growing needs of COVID-19 care and how innovations that once took months or years to create are now taking just days in some cases.
It’s more important than ever for providers to communicate with patients and their families, speaking honestly about what to expect from end-of-life care, say experts.
July 01, 2020 - A new report published in the Journal of Informatics in Health and Biomedicine (JAMIA) is challenging the statistic that only 9 percent of hospitals had completed a basic EHR adoption by 2008, a key figure on which the 2009 HITECH act hinged. In fact, 73 percent of hospitals had started EHR adoption in 2008, and the majority of hospitals had implemented six of the 10 basic EHR components.