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Microsoft, Hill-Rom Team to Bring Medical Device Data to EHRs

January 11, 2019 - Medical technology company Hill-Rom announced it’s partnered with Microsoft to bring medical device data into electronic heath records. The vendors developed combined tools that will leverage operational data and clinical knowledge from Hill-Rom, in conjunction with Microsoft’s cloud offerings like Azure IoT and Azure Machine Learning. The aim is to analyze real-time...


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Why You Should Support the Safe Harbor ICD-10 Conversion Bill

by Vera Gruessner

The ICD-10 conversion brings with it many complications and physician groups across the country are looking to avoid putting additional time and monetary strain among providers from implementing the new coding set. In that attempt,...

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Resigns Her Position

by Jennifer Bresnick

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is the latest Obama Administration official to vacate her post, just weeks after the resignation of CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.  Hamburg, who has served nearly six years as the FDA’s top...

Case study: How clinical analytics helps with meaningful use

by Jennifer Bresnick

Whether a healthcare organization is attesting to Stage 1 or Stage 2 of meaningful use this year, the process may not be entirely intuitive for physicians and other clinicians responsible for documenting patient care.  At Massachusetts...

Interoperability, EHR data quality of top concern to industry

by Jennifer Bresnick

Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) may not have been expecting such an avalanche of input from the health IT industry when they requested comments on the struggle to turn disparate EHR systems into an interoperable network...

AHA: Medicare should expand data transparency, availability

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS should make much more of its Medicare data available to the industry, argues the American Hospital Association (AHA), in order to encourage data transparency that will, in turn, foster accountable care, clinical analytics, and reduced...

Population health, analytics, mHealth vendors raise $1.8B in Q2

by Jennifer Bresnick

Health IT vendors have been raking in the dough at record levels, Mercom Capital says in a new report, charting the booming industry’s first $1 billion quarter in venture capital (VC) funding and smashing totals from the entirety of...

Black Book: Revenue cycle management investment heats up

by Jennifer Bresnick

Investment in revenue cycle management (RCM) technology is gaining steam as hospitals attempt to combat falling profits, fewer patients, and rising levels of debt, says a new survey by Black Book Rankings.  Ninety-three percent of chief...

Optimizing a replacement EHR for population health management

by Jennifer Bresnick

After selecting a new EHR vendor, implementing properly certified products, and getting staff members up to speed on the brand new technology, providers will be eager to explore everything that their replacement EHR has to offer.  As...

Ophthalmology database leverages EHR data for analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

After piloting the system last summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has announced the official launch of its Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) Registry, a patient data record bank that has already attracted more than 2300...

Can the semantic web revolutionize healthcare analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

There’s nothing easy about building an analytics infrastructure in the healthcare industry.  With data piling up in petabytes every couple of months and few organizations currently capable of wrestling their troves of clinical...

Watson will bring cognitive computing to patients, providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM’s Watson supercomputer has cemented its place in game show legend for its stunning triumphs on Jeopardy!, but answering trivia questions was just the beginning of a long and fruitful legacy for this data-crunching powerhouse. ...

Tripathi: Clinical analytics and HIE provide rich, timely data

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MeHC) occupies a unique position in the world of statewide health information exchanges (HIEs).  The non-profit firm, founded in 2004 and headed by President and CEO Micky Tripathi, PhD, leverages...

FDA clinical analytics tool scours data for adverse events

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 100 million insurance claims are helping to uncover serious patient safety issues that might otherwise be overlooked thanks to a new tool developed by the FDA called Sentinel.  The surveillance system, created in partnership...

EHR data analytics help detect risk, outcomes of sepsis

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers from the University of California Davis have devised a method of identifying sepsis in hospitalized patients using just three routinely collected categories of data, and have also determined that an additional algorithm is...

For healthcare analytics, you need to have goals in sight

by Jennifer Bresnick

Just a few years ago, the Wild West of healthcare was the design, implementation, and use of electronic health records.  But as providers acclimate to the idea of integrating health IT systems into the business and practice of...

Genome sequencing may be missing big disease clues

by Jennifer Bresnick

While it’s billed as a powerful new way to tailor treatments and personalize medicine, genome sequencing may not be quite as useful as many providers and researchers hope.  A new study out of Stanford University indicates that up to 19%...

As time runs out, is ICD-10 ‘not useful’ for data analytics?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry has been debating the pros and cons of switching to ICD-10 since the very beginning of the new code set’s development.  Depending on who you ask, the transition is either a really great thing that will...

HIMSS: Only half of hospitals have data archiving strategies

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are amassing data at an unprecedented rate, but not everyone has the governance in place to ensure that data is used, stored, and archived appropriately.  In a survey conducted by HIMSS Analytics and Iron...

IBM: Natural language, machine learning can flag heart disease

by Jennifer Bresnick

When two giants come together, there’s the potential for an epic clash of the titans – or in this case, an Epic collaboration between the EHR superstar and IBM, which has been turning its attention to healthcare in a big way. ...

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