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New Data Shows Heavy EHR Adoption Investment Prior to HITECH Act

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.

Technologies Shaping The Future Of Pharma e-Book

Digital health is poised to bring its disruptive force across the healthcare landscape, and the pharmaceutical industry isn’t immune to the upcoming changes. Turning the point-of-care towards patients and empowering them with their health data, this cultural transformation brings about a radical shift in the traditional functioning of the drug industry.

Report Errors to Improve Practice

Medical errors must be prevented as much as possible so as not to jeopardise patient safety. In nursing, studies have found that the most common mistakes are made in relation to medication, documentation, infection prevention, miscommunication and falls.

2020 Medigy HITMC Award Winners Announced

HENDERSON, Nevada – July 1, 2020 – Healthcare Scene, the friendliest and most helpful media outlet in healthcare, today announced the winners of the 2020 Medigy HITMC Awards celebrating the best in marketing, PR and… Read on healthcarescene.com

Guarding Against COVID-19 Fraud Schemes

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to surge, organizations must remain vigilant in their defense against coronavirus-themed phishing, business email compromise and other fraud campaigns, says attorney Robert Egan. For instance, fraudsters are trying to exploit employees working from home as well as shortages of personal protective equipment and medical equipment, he says. “We always know that the bad guys out there … have no morals or scruples; they’re always thinking about how to get ahead of the good guys,” he says.

Caring for Older Adults with Complex Needs During the Pandemic

The pandemic’s devastating impact on nursing home residents has put a spotlight on programs that care for patients with complex care needs in the community. “Never before have we so needed community-based, flexible alternatives to nursing home care for populations that have this level of need,” said Anne Tumlinson, a consultant focused on integrated care models for older adults.

Investors double down on health technology as funding reaches $9.1B in 2020

Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print While the financial markets have taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, the health technology market continues to thrive. After a record-breaking first quarter in digital health investment, the strong performance continued in the second quarter with investors sinking $4.2 billion into digital health, according to a report from investment firm Startup Health. Total health innovation funding for the first half of 2020 hit $9.

How a Hospital Optimized its EHR Dashboard to Combat COVID-19

A regional hospital in New Hampshire was able to work with its EHR dashboard vendor to successfully track COVID-19. When Concord Hospital implemented its EHR system in 2017, Paul Clark, MD, faced a challenge that disrupted the way the providers were getting patient information and ultimately patient care. Information overload clogged up the EHR dashboard, pushing Clark to consider EHR optimization.

10 Questions You Asked Us In The Q&A

It was a great honor to receive hundreds of questions before the live Q&A we recently had. There were in fact so many that I’ve decided I would share some of them here. These questions represent an ample mix of interests, covering a wide range of issues from A.I. to the future of medical education. And worry not if you haven’t gotten your question answered just yet: in the coming weeks we’ll also be writing articles that are based on some of the most intriguing questions.

ACOs Describe How Population Health Expertise Is Paying Off During Pandemic

In the wake of the pandemic, health systems have been forced to pivot quickly to redeploy personnel and other resources to support front-line clinicians and reach out to vulnerable populations. During a recent panel discussion, three executives discussed how their experience with value-based care models made them nimble enough to respond.