India begins initiative to build medical datasets representing the Indian population

India begins initiative to build medical datasets representing the Indian population

The Indian Council of Medical Research, India’s apex body for biomedical research, is working on a national initiative to produce high quality medical datasets representing the diversity of the Indian population. It has signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to collaborate in this effort with ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park), … Read more

Intelerad acquires Life Image, with the goal of global medical image network

Intelerad acquires Life Image, with goal of global medical image network

Intelerad Clinical Frameworks and Life Picture are converging in an arrangement – terms of which were not revealed – that the organizations say will make the biggest clinical picture trade organization. Propelling clinical picture interoperability is a key information trade objective of the 21st Century Fixes Act. Intelerad, the Raleigh, North Carolina-and Montreal-based undertaking imaging … Read more

FBI spotlights cybersecurity risks of outdated medical devices

FBI spotlights cybersecurity risks of outdated medical devices

On Tuesday, the FBI gave a report giving proposals to address various network safety weaknesses in dynamic clinical gadgets coming from obsolete programming, as well as the absence of safety highlights in more seasoned equipment. When taken advantage of, the weaknesses could influence medical care office tasks, patient security, information secrecy and information respectability. On … Read more

FTC to look into Amazon, One Medical deal

FTC to look into Amazon, One Medical deal

The Federal Trade Commission is scrutinizing Amazon’s Prime business model and has also reviewed the tech giant’s other potential deals, such as the acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and a new deal with autonomous vacuum maker iRobot, for antitrust violations.  However, that doesn’t necessarily mean Amazon’s recent $3.9 billion purchase of San Francisco-based One Medical, which provides … Read more

Medical school’s faculty physicians conquer the digital divide with telehealth and RPM

Maryland health system conquers the digital divide with telehealth and RPM

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an abrupt change to reimbursement of telehealth services, allowing healthcare providers to more broadly expand patient access to virtual care. For faculty members in the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s psychiatry and family medicine departments, based in Baltimore, telemedicine services encompass a vast array of tools that help engage … 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

Former Amazon medical officer examines surgeon general’s clinician burnout warning

Former Amazon medical officer examines surgeon general's clinician burnout warning

The U.S. surgeon general’s recent advisory about clinician burnout cited numerous societal, cultural, structural and organizational causes – including excessive workloads, administrative burden and lack of organizational support. The potential fallout of this trajectory is alarming: The advisory cites the Association of American Medical Colleges’ estimate on clinician demand outpacing supply, with an anticipated shortage of between … Read more