Prominent healthcare executives are predicting a drastic shift from on-premise IT infrastructure into the cloud. That includes electronic health records, clinical decision support and analytics.
The technology’s implications for interoperability, privacy, claims processing and more are intriguing. But many challenges must be addressed before wider applications become possible.
Lenovo Health has joined forces with Orbita, a connected home healthcare technology vendor, to unveil a virtual home care system at HIMSS17 based on two recently debuted products: Lenovo Smart Assistant and Orbita Voice.
Lenovo’s Smart Assistant, first previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, is a voice-controlled speaker for the home that combines the Amazon Alexa voice platform with Lenovo styling and Harman Kardon speaker technology.
It’s a good time for healthcare IT professionals who have developed their skills. Not only are they in demand by healthcare providers, they are also attractive to employers outside healthcare.
The new initiative aims to takes the guesswork out readiness, articulating threats, mapping them to CSF controls and giving healthcare organizations a blueprint for better cybersecurity posture.
Dignity Health chief information officer Deanna Wise was once hesitant of putting health data in the cloud. Now she’s an outspoken proponent.
Whatever reservations Deanna Wise had about using the cloud for data storage, she has long gotten over them now.
The Dignity Health CIO, in fact, said she shared common concerns about the functionality, dependability and security of the cloud as virtual storage shot to prominence as a cost-friendly, labor-saving option for health IT systems. And she shared the hesitation that many felt at the time.
IBM Watson Health and the FDA announced on Wednesday that they would work together on an initiative to create a secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology.
The technology giant and the federal agency will explore the exchange of data from sources, such as EMRs, clinical trials, genomics and health information from mobile devices, wearables and the Internet of Things.
With an initial focus on oncology-related data, IBM and FDA said they intend to share initial research findings in 2017 under the two-year agreement.
Mercy Health took a cue from its supply chain management machine learning success to bolster clinical pathways. The result: $14 million saved the first year, and Mercy is already on track to surpass that. But a VP says it’s not just about money.
Chief executives from Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Partners HealthCare met with the president-elect to talk about the VA and other healthcare priorities.
Based on a recent TIME magazine interview with President-Elect Donald Trump, the pharmaceutical and life science industries may expect to find coal in their Christmas stocking, and tougher pricing constraints in 2017.
“I’m going to bring down drug prices,” Mr. Trump said, quoted on the TIME website naming him Person of the Year. “I don’t like what’s happened with drug prices.”
Tony Scott is perhaps the biggest bigwig in information technology. He is the CIO of the United States, with an office on the White House campus. He is the third CIO of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama on February 5, 2015. When it comes to IT in the government: What he says, goes.
Executives at the World Privacy Forum and Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology said that the availability of EHR data is outpacing demand, which means that cybercriminals have to undertake more attacks to steal the same amount of money.
Epic beat Cerner, MEDITECH, McKesson, Allscripts and others again in Healthcare IT News EHR Satisfaction Survey 2016. The big surprise? Most, but not all, of the vendors fared better this time than in 2015.
From treating service members to training clinicians, augmented and virtual reality could soon reshape patient therapy, disease research, medical education and more.
CEO Judy Faulkner discussed her company’s research and development totals for the first time. She also said Epic’s spending outpaces rivals Allscripts, athenahealth and Cerner in R&D.
Doctors spend more than half of their time on EHRs and deskwork and only about 27 percent in direct clinical visits with patients. One researcher said the industry needs to refocus doctors’ efforts from facing computer screens to engaging patients.
Nearly 80 percent of hospital executives indicated that predictive analytics could help them significantly boost care, yet only 31 percent have been using analytics for more than a year, according to a Health Catalyst survey.
The top priority for predictive analytics: 58 percent of respondents agreed that using predictive analytics to alert caregivers about interventions that may prevent health declines among high-risk patients is the most critical reason to use the tools.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has laid it out in black and white for heathcare providers to see: A recent survey by HIMSS found that too many healthcare providers are failing to deploy security basics, such as antimalware tools, firewalls and encryption.
Insisting that device and information encryption is a problem that will not simply go away, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey called for greater collaboration between private sector companies and the federal government.
Healthcare IT News traveled to Epic’s campus to learn how the company thinks about design and usability. Takeaway: Health IT is hard. One vice president even said if she wanted an easier job she could just go to Facebook.