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Google Expands EHR Project Leveraging AI, Voice Recognition

June 18, 2018 - Google is looking to expand an early-stage EHR project part of the Google Brain healthcare group that will leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and voice recognition software to streamline clinical documentation and EHR use for providers, according to CNBC. Google Brain is part of Google’s AI division. The tech giant recently posted four internal job openings for the research project...


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Mayo Clinic Cuts Cluttered EHR Data with AWARE EHR Interface

by Kate Monica

Mayo Clinic is using a new EHR interface powered by ambient intelligence applications to strip away excess EHR data and deliver meaningful information to clinicians for improved clinical decision-making.   Herasevich, MD, et al. noted that...

Healthcare Orgs Increasingly Value Information Governance

by Kate Monica

More healthcare organizations view information governance (IG) as a business imperative rather than a buzzword, according to a recent survey from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHIMA presented these findings in...

Patient EHR Data Contained in CT HIE to Aid in Suicide Prevention

by Kate Monica

Connecticut’s state health information exchange (HIE) — CTHealthLink — will assist in an effort to leverage patient EHR data for improved suicide prevention, according to ShoreLine Times. The HIE will provide centralized patient...

OH Medical Center EHR Data Repository Driving Perinatal Research

by Kate Monica

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have launched a regional data repository that integrates maternal, neonatal, and pediatric patient EHR data for perinatal research purposes, details on the official recent CincyInformatix...

Google Study Uses Entire Patient EHR for Predictive Analytics

by Kate Monica

A recent study by researchers from Google, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Stanford University, and University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) found representations of a comprehensive patient EHR using Fast Healthcare Interoperability...

EHR Data Useful for Measuring Low-Value Clinical Service Overuse

by Kate Monica

EHR data can be useful for accurately measuring overused clinical services and low-value testing, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). A research team led by Thomas Isaac, MD, extracted performance...

AHRQ Challenge to Enable EHR Integration of Patient Reported Data

by Kate Monica

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently announced plans to launch a challenge competition in fall of 2018 to develop health IT capable of enabling EHR integration of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data. The competition...

Report Ranks Top Five Best, Worst States for EHR Adoption

by Kate Monica

A recent report by the Center for Data Innovation ranked each state based on its rate of EHR adoption and provided recommendations on how policymakers can enable more efficient data use. Data innovation—specifically in the healthcare industry—is...

Epic EHR Data Helps Scientists Detect Heart Failure Earlier

by Kate Monica

Joint research between IBM Research and Sutter Health led to the development of methods for predicting heart failure using clues imbedded in patient records in Epic EHR technology. Researchers observed the performance of machine learning models...

Hospital EHR Use Helps Improve Weekend Health Outcomes

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

According to researchers from Loyola University Medical Center, hospital EHR use can counteract the weekend effect, a phenomenon wherein health outcomes for patients following weekend surgeries compared to those of their weekday counterparts....

Improving EHR Use, Interoperability, Optimization at HIMSS17

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

EHR adoption is at an all-time high after healthcare organizations and providers completed EHR implementation projects over the past several, so it should come as no surprise that numerous educational opportunities health IT’s most recognized...

Med School Training Key to Boosting EHR Data, Health IT Use

by Sara Heath

As the healthcare industry continues to rely on strong EHR data and health IT use, it will be important that today’s medical students are prepared to work with this kind of technology. However, according to a group of researchers from Duke...

EHR Data Helpful in Identifying Positive Drug Combinations

by Sara Heath

EHR data, alongside other sources of clinical information, can be effective in determining different drug interactions that can help improve lifespan in breast cancer patients, according to a recent study from Stanford Medicine. The study, published...

EHR Use May Not be Adequate for Precision Medicine Research

by Sara Heath

Precision medicine research may not be making the process it once strive for, and EHR use could be one of the culprits. According to a recent viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, precision medicine research...

3 Barriers Limiting EHR Data Use for Patient Safety Research

by Sara Heath

New research shows that EHR data use for clinical improvement and patient safety research comes with several challenges. In a recent case study of three different commercially-available EHRs, researchers identified three barriers to using EHR...

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