Medical researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine argue that prioritizing, or triaging, critical care in the ICU has been underused, suggesting that ICU clinical support software could go a long way to more efficient care.
More than 100 ACOs officially started in January, and amid perennial concerns over Medicare spending, federal health officials are hoping to show that ACOs can improve the program and reform care systems.
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services and managed network and application services, today announced that it has been awarded a four year contract by the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) to provide high-speed satellite services for mobile telehealth clinics throughout rural communities in Northern New England.
A Veterans hospital in Central Texas is using an ultraviolet device to kill up to 95 percent of bacteria and spores with the ultimate goal of getting down to zero hospital-acquired infections. The CDC, for its part, is undertaking a study to measure UV's effectiveness as a means for reducing HAIs.
Orion Health, a provider of eHealth technology, today announced the release of Orion Health Mobile, providing clinical staff with real-time secure access to relevant and accurate patient information from their Apple mobile devices.
Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that UpToDate, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, released MobileComplete for Android users. A downloadable local version of its free app, UpToDate MobileComplete, is the fastest mobile version of UpToDate, providing clinicians with access to evidence-based, practical recommendations, even offline. With this release, UpToDate offers customers local access to trusted, evidence-based information across iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Just two and a half years after hosting a workshop on the HIPAA Privacy Rule's de-identification standard, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued its "Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information in Accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule."
Now that many large and urban providers have adopted EHRs, IT vendors offer niche products for increasing quality metrics, streamlining workflow and bringing care to the home at the Canada-U.S. eHealth Innovation Summit.