Increasing functionality of EMRs with apps.
Tag: Electronic Health Records
Blackberry has invested an undisclosed amount in California based NanthHealth, a cloud-based medical IT provider. NanthHealth’s speciality is to connect medical devices to digitally share healthcare records.
The Pinaxis Apollo application has been named the winner of the ONC-sponsored EHR Accessibility Module Challenge.
Chicago-based AllScripts launched an open innovation challenge at the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco earlier this month with big rewards for developers.
Developers have less than two weeks to submit their applications for the ONC Blue Button Mash Up Challenge.
Shareable Ink raises $5 million from Lemhi Ventures to continue the build out of the company’s iPad app and paper records digitization program.
Ultimately the growth and introduction of social media/the internet have fundamentally changed the way we communicate with a greater emphasis on engagement and information sharing amongst both professional colleagues and the patients themselves. By taking advantage of these communication channels, we can focus more on individual patients and their treatment regimes whilst reducing healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is incorporating mobile technology and devices into their operations, demonstrating that they are up to date on technology. VA is distributing a controlled number (1,000 max) of iPhones and iPads to hospitals that represent a business case of need, such as the D.C. VA medical center. The devices are being used by VA doctors to securely and remotely access a patient’s electronic health record (EHR). The mobile app enables a physician to have information about the patients to be seen that day, and helps with rounds.
Todd Park (@todd_park), newly appointed Chief Technology Officer of the Federal government, gave an inspiring keynote address at Healthbox investor day in Chicago this week. Park, co-founder of athenahealth in 1997, is clearly very passionate about entrepreneurs and a big believer in the entrepreneur’s ability to effect tremendous disruption through invention. There has never been […]
[Ed. This is the second of a two part series. Check out part one here] In October, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) published a study by led by Mark Frisse, MD demonstrating significant cost savings when emergency departments (ED) have access to patients’ data via health information exchange (HIE). The study […]
[Ed. This is the first of a two part series] In October, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) published a study by led by Mark Frisse, MD demonstrating significant cost savings when emergency departments (ED) have access to patients’ data via health information exchange (HIE). The study showed a total net savings […]
Verizon’s Universal Indentify Service (UIS) for healthcare recently recieved an upgrade, allowing for secure access to EHRs and health information exchanges on smartphones running Apple OS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry.