One comprehensive system makes for a more efficient physician practice – and free evenings

One comprehensive system makes for a more efficient physician practice – and free evenings

When Dr. Thomas Miller, a family care physician and owner of Family Medicine in Arlington, Texas, started using EHRs, many other practices still were using paper records and operating their practices without the benefit of much technology. Miller was an early adopter when he implemented his first EHR for his solo practice in 2003. THE … Read more

Roundup: Japan to pilot e-prescriptions and more briefs

Roundup: Japan to pilot e-prescriptions and more briefs

Japan selects pilot sites for e-prescriptions project Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has selected four pilot sites for its electronic prescription project. This comes ahead of the formal launch of e-prescriptions across the country in January next year. According to a press release, the pilot aims to verify the e-prescription system and its … Read more

Roundup: NSW Ambulance gets new cardiac care tech and more briefs

Roundup: NSW Ambulance gets new cardiac care tech and more briefs

NSW Ambulance to roll out latest cardiac care tech NSW Ambulance is receiving new technology and equipment worth over A$55 million ($38 million) from the state government to enhance their provision of cardiac care. The ambulance package includes a new cardiac notification platform – supplied by Device Technologies Australia – which improves communication by assisting … Read more

ScionHealth to launch RPM for chronic care at 79 hospitals

ScionHealth to launch RPM for chronic care at 79 hospitals

Louisville-based ScionHealth system, the combined LifePoint Health and Kindred Healthcare delivery network, and Cadence, a New York-based healthcare technology company, are implementing a remote patient monitoring platform starting with 18 community hospitals in 12 states.  WHY IT MATTERS With RPM, ScionHealth patients with chronic conditions could spend more time at home with their families, or … Read more

OptimizeRx AI pilot identifies non-adherence risks

OptimizeRx AI pilot identifies non-adherence risks

Patients can experience unexpected access and affordability barriers that physicians lack visibility into, but by searching for the early indicators of non-adherence, physicians could act to help patients stay on their treatment plans. Rochester, Michigan-based OptimizeRx, which provides care-focused engagement throughout patient journeys and connects more than 60% of U.S. healthcare providers to their patients, … Read more

Amazon Care to shut down at the end of 2022

Amazon Care to shut down at the end of 2022

Amazon plans to sunset its Amazon Care employer offering at the end of the year, according to an internal memo first reported by GeekWire and Fierce Healthcare.  The email from Neil Lindsay, senior vice president of Amazon Health Services, said the service will officially shut down on December 31. The decision only affects Amazon Care … Read more

Northwell Health adds advanced weapons detection

Northwell Health adds advanced weapons detection

New touchless comprehensive detection systems developed by Massachusetts-based Evolv screen for weapons and contraband as foot traffic flows through the doors of Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore and Lenox Health Greenwich Village in Manhattan. WHY IT MATTERS By implementing next-generation screening technology, New Hyde … Read more

Precision dosing improves patient safety for critical access hospital

Precision dosing improves patient safety for critical access hospital

Traditional vancomycin dosing created several issues at Boone County Hospital in rural Iowa. THE PROBLEM Because Boone does not have 24-hour pharmacists on site, it was difficult to time troughs appropriately for a window when a pharmacist could be present to interpret the level and make dose adjustments. “We also had some difficulties effectively communicating … Read more

South Korea to streamline rules on medical AI, digital technology devices

South Korea to streamline rules on medical AI, digital technology devices

The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety have recently disclosed their plan to revise some related regulations on medical devices. According to a press statement, there have been requests to revise the rules around the application and approval of innovative medical devices to allow more AI-powered and digital … Read more

Samsung Medical Center achieves EMRAM Stage 6

Samsung Medical Center achieves EMRAM Stage 6

Samsung Medical Center is the latest hospital in Asia-Pacific to achieve Stage 6 accreditation for the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. The EMRAM assesses the adoption and maturity of a health facility’s EMR capabilities.  WHY IT MATTERS During the validation, HIMSS commended SMC for its health information system, highlighting its wide use of computerised … Read more