How COVID-19 is impacting hospitals' IT purchasing decisions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The coronavirus pandemic is throwing a new factor into hospitals' calculations about how to proceed with current and future healthcare IT implementations. " Some key IT staff in provider organizations are feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 surge, said Cash of KLAS.

Oklahoma Heart Hospital IT lead: Follow the "digital golden rule" to improve outcomes, engagement

Mobi Health News

The hospital, along with appointment reminder vendor Relatient, will present at HIMSS20 about lessons learned from a successful implementation

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New York hospital IT worker accused of stealing co-workers' passwords, information

FierceHealthIT

The former health IT employee at a New York hospital was charged with compromising dozens of coworkers email accounts and stealing their confidential information, the Department of Justice announced on Friday.

In a nutshell: technology and progress in health IT

KevinMD

We have a new electronic medical health record system at our hospital. It was introduced with what I believe is a short and ineffective training program for physicians followed by a far too short on-location use of experts to help the doctors and nurses learn the new system.

Epic chops down App Orchard fees

Morning eHealth

ONC spotlights acute care hospital ITDoes HHS get a cut of opioid bill’s PDMP grants? —

HIMSS Analytics looks at top health IT priorities in Europe

Mobi Health News

Hospital IT executives in Europe share many of the same priorities and face many similar challenges as CIOs in other regions of the globe, including the United States, according to the HIMSS Analytics Annual European eHealth Survey 2018 released on Wednesday.

DOJ takes over whistleblower case against West Virginia hospital, CEO for improper payments to doctors

FierceHealthIT

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against West Virginia-based Wheeling Hospital, its CEO Ronald Violi and R&V Associates, the managing consultant contracted to operate the hospital

Hospitals Switching IT Plans Rapidly As COVID-19 Impact Grows

Healthcare IT Today

As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, hospitals are struggling valiantly to keep up with the influx of infected patients. Hospital IT departments, meanwhile, are undergoing stresses of their own as they work to support the rapidly escalating needs of clinicians.

How New Technology Is Helping Hospitals To Reduce and Manage Waste

Electronic Health Reporter

When it comes to waste management in hospitals, it’s easy to imagine old needles, bags of toxic organic waste, and a broad range of other disturbing materials. However, many hospitals also have other issues when it comes to effective waste management.

Hacker group Orangeworm attacks long-standing vulnerabilities in healthcare imaging devices

FierceHealthIT

For hospitals, it highlights a difficult vulnerability within the imaging suite and broader concerns about medical device cybersecurity A hacker group known as Orangeworm is launching targeted attacks against the healthcare industry focusing on well-known vulnerabilities within legacy devices to gain access to systems.

“It Still Sucks.”

Insulin Nation

While they are an inspiration, it’s important to remember that they are human, too, and they have had their shares of troubles with blood sugar management. It’s been a few years since I have had to be in hospital. It still sucks.”. Yes, we imagine it does.

Community Health Systems reports $2B loss for Q4 and plans to continue to sell hospitals

FierceHealthIT

Community Health Systems reported a $2 billion loss for the fourth quarter of 2017, and while it continues to sell hospitals, it has provided few details for its future beyond more such sales. CEO Wayne Smith said that the company was “strategically expanding outpatient services,” but did not provide any specifics in its earnings release or its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Patient experience is evolving as providers embrace telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

WHY IT MATTERS. But as the new realities of staffing challenges and value-based care become apparent – and regulatory and reimbursement policies evolve to accommodate it – more and more healthcare organizations are embracing telehealth. It all gets moved into the home."

Nurses: The Force for Change

Mobile Health Matters

Additionally, hospital floors are a collaborative environment and mentors often not only train and inspire new colleagues, but also serve as advocates for their peers and participate in focus groups to initiate evidence-based nursing practice in their patient units.

Which Refurbished Medical Equipment is the Best for your Imaging Facility?

KB Dental Consulting

Hospitals usually prefer to buy second-hand goods in categories that have a long life, high cost, or low expected usage (if they are not used often, why buy a new one). In some cases, if the orthopaedic case load is expected to be low, the hospital will purchase a used C-arm.

A Family’s Guide to the ICU, Part 1: Your Strategy for Navigating the Unexpected

Society for Participatory Medicine

Even the air in the waiting room of a hospital feels uncertain. It feels like you are walking in a foreign land without a guide. The hospital’s care team rightly centers on caring for the patient. It’s their emotional turmoil that is most palpable in those waiting rooms.

#TweetRegret?

Docnotes

It’s also an easy way to say something – or imply something – that you didn’t quite mean, or didn’t get to explain deeply enough. I experimented (beginning in 1999) with the medium and found that it was a good way for me to communicate with people, provoke thought, and offer insight into the work I was doing. I wrote something provocative and it worked out for the better. ” I asked if flu shots deliberately harmed hospitals too.

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Here’s why everyone is mum after ransomware attacks

Meaningful HIT News

Emory Healthcare said it learned of the hack on Jan. It’s the same reason why MedStar Health in the Washington-Baltimore areas has not spoken to the press about its ransomware attack last March and April. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles did confirm that it paid about $17,000 ransom a year ago, but as I wrote at the time , the hospital doesn’t seem to have much of a clue about a lot of things, including patient safety and public ratings.

Many Children in DKA Experience Acute Kidney Injury

Insulin Nation

For the study, researchers with the University of British Columbia and British Columbia Children’s Hospital reviewed the medical records of 165 children with Type 1 diabetes who had been hospitalized for DKA. An audit found the risk of DKA during hospitalization was too high.

HIStalk Interviews Erine Gray, CEO, Aunt Bertha

HIStalk Interviews

It was confusing to navigate. The concept of social determinants of health is suddenly popular, but for hospitals, it often just means having a place to record the patient’s self-reported information. It used to be called poverty and poverty alleviation. The hospital system can do some things in many cases, but in a lot of them, they don’t have much control. We have 175 customers, of which a good chunk are hospital systems. It is a challenge.

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Zesty for Hospitals : Digital Transformation for Outpatients

Lloyd Price

Zesty for Hospitals It seems incredible, but today, the vast majority of NHS trusts still post paper letters to their patients. In fact, the average UK hospital sends over 1M paper letters to patients each year. It's an expensive and frustratingly inefficient system.

DKA Rate During Hospitalization is Too High

Insulin Nation

The hospital should be where you go to feel better, but too many people with diabetes are put at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during their hospital stay because their blood sugar levels are poorly controlled by hospital staff.

DKA Rate During Hospitalization is Too High

Insulin Nation

The hospital should be where you go to feel better, but too many people with diabetes are put at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during their hospital stay because their blood sugar levels are poorly controlled by hospital staff.

Ping An Good Doctor launches One Minute Clinics offering preliminary diagnosis by cloud computing Doctors

Lloyd Price

China's leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform Ping An Good Doctor (01833.HK) announced that the first commercially operational unmanned clinic in China, which it researched and developed, "One-minute Clinics" has been formally revealed in a scenic area in Wuzhen.

10 Famous Celebrities Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

On days like that, it’s nice to have a reminder that diabetes doesn’t define you. It doesn’t control you. Diabetes is a part of you, but it’s the part that makes you stronger and forces you to be better. . It was the same year he formed his now-famous band with his brothers.

How Employer Health Plans Can Utilize Telehealth as a Value-Added Service

care innovations

It’s of little surprise, then, to learn that the benefits offered by remote care also extend to employee health plans. Keeping hospital admissions to a minimum. We're not trying to push as much volume through a hospital,” Marcus says.

Are you ready to become the hospital of the future?

American Well

Not surprisingly, the hospital of the future will require technology solutions like telehealth to meet growing patient demands for remote access to health information and providers. Hospital IT: Driving change. Hospital executives: Bridging the divide.

“It’s 2018, and We Still Have No Idea If Mobile Healthcare Apps Work”

mHealth Insight

It’s 2018, and We Still Have No Idea If Mobile Healthcare Apps Work by Milos Mudric (1 6 Oct 2018). It’s just a shocking headline to sell you on expensive research reports. This makes the situation where the user base won’t grow as fast as it could and should.

A DKA Death in Jail

Insulin Nation

It is believed that Robinson had diabetes. Contributors to posts on two family member’s social media pages and a newly-launched crowdfunding page allude to a blood glucose level exceeding 2,000 mg/dL at time of hospitalization.

Not Just for Juveniles: Understanding the Shift in Diagnosis Age for Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

It was an experience that opened my eyes to the changing world of a disease formerly known as “juvenile diabetes.” It is considered common for type 1 to be diagnosed anytime before the age of 40 nowadays. and “Isn’t it type 2 because your an adult?”

How A Former iPod Chief Built The World’s Most Advanced First-Aid Kit

19labs

Its creator, Ram Fish, who once led the iPod group at Apple, was on vacation with his wife and three young daughters in a small town in Baja called Los Barriles. How do we diagnose it?” So we called Kaiser, and luckily there was somebody running it who spoke English,” Fish says.

HIStalk Interviews Ron Remy, CEO, Mobile Heartbeat

HIStalk Interviews

It’s my second project working together with the technology team that started the company. It’s designed for acute care and affiliated ambulatory facilities of hospitals. It runs on IOS and Android smartphones and is available both on-premise, with servers inside the hospital’s data room, or a cloud offering via our cloud partner, Parallon Technology Solutions. It’s much more valuable. It was, I want to do everything on it.

A Family’s Guide to the ICU, Part 3: Being An Advocate

Society for Participatory Medicine

If you are in the hospital with your loved one for any extended period of time you will pick up some of the terms and thought process of the doctors driving care decisions. It is important the facts / reasoning conveyed in your questions be accurate.

'Telehealth titans' discuss cost-savings of virtual care, describe the hospital of the future

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's a term that means different things to different people, after all, whether it's a rural patient chatting over an iPad with a doctor in the nearest urban setting, or AI-powered remote monitoring of chronic conditions through connected IoT technology. As Schoenberg sees it, healthcare is an industry that, "for many, many decades has been perceived as something that is brick and mortar based – you have to go to the healthcare when you need it."

Are you ready to become the hospital of the future?

American Well

Not surprisingly, the hospital of the future will require technology solutions like telehealth to meet growing patient demands for remote access to health information and providers. While technology will ultimately help provide better care, it will undoubtedly change the day-to-day roles and responsibilities of IT teams, executives, and clinicians. Hospital IT: Driving change. They will not only drive innovation, but help put it into practice.

Oncology Patients experience a personalized journey with interventions and education for better care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Although some steps entail engaging with care staff at a hospital or clinic, most of the time patients are challenged with managing their disease on a daily basis away from the health system. This patient information can guide the care team to intervene, reducing hospitalizations and costs. We felt it would be valuable to extend TapCloud to our general oncology patients because we had seen such a positive response using it for those with high symptom burden and advance disease.

Weekender 2/1/19

HIStalk Weekender

The VA ends its pilot of Epic scheduling and will instead implement Cerner at all facilities. The VA’s Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization opens positions for deputy chief medical officers to help oversee its Cerner implementation. It has completed one experiment in mice.

Seraxis Islet Technology Aims for Practical T1D Cure

Insulin Nation

Consistent with the direction of work done at DRI ( link — see the video in article), Seraxis places its islets on the omentum, a highly vascularized curtain of fatty tissue that seems to interact in complex and significant ways with the abdominal organs that make up our digestive system. ??.

DKA Rate During Hospitalization is Too High

Insulin Nation

The hospital should be where you go to feel better, but too many people with diabetes are put at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis during their hospital stay because their blood sugar levels are poorly controlled by hospital staff.

Sheri Rawlings, CIO, San Juan Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

IT as consultants, not owners Lack of ROI in HIEs Patient engagement obstacles “We never intended to chase the dollar.” Thoughts on MU – “I don’t think it achieved near what they thought it would.” And so IT stood on the sideline and offered support instead of running the show, and it paid off. She also talks about business continuity planning versus disaster prevention, why culture plays such a huge role in engagement, and when she got bit by the health IT bug.