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Epic has introduced Share Everywhere, allowing for the sharing of electronic health records (EHRs) across all systems.

It’s been quite a long time since anyone except Stephen Lieber was been president and CEO of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), but he’ll soon be handing over the reins after 17 years to Harold “Hal” Wolf III, an alum of Kaiser Permanente and the Chartis Group as well as a HIMSS board member.

Interactive patient systems (IPS) keep patient engaged and knowledgeable about their own care but have yet to reach their full potential. In a recent KLAS report, researchers examine current IPS vendors in their performance and how they plan to improve their systems.

While health IT and electronic medical records (EMRs) have reduced medication errors and improved care efficiency, incorrect implementation of such systems can lead to medication errors, misdiagnoses and treatment complications.

Individuals reading physician notes and explanations of care through a patient portal are often confused with many medical terms without the necessary explanations. Scientists have developed a virtual physician to explain test results in layman’s terms, while equipping users with charts and risk assessments of measurements.

 

Recent Headlines

Integrated care can lower costs, reduce utilization rates

A recent study conducted by Intermountain Healthcare examined if treating both the mind and body yields better care and lowers cost.

Regenstrief aims for interoperability with new method of compiling data

Healthcare interoperability is a goal all health organizations strive to achieve, yet some ever do. At the Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics, they are hoping to ease the process to interoperability by testing the newly developed method of compiling health data into a single healthcare information system known the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Standard (FHIR).

Q&A: IT expert Erik Gerard sees potential in healthcare

Erik Gerard, an IT and communications systems expert, has more than 20 years of experience helping healthcare organizations transition into the advanced technological era. In an exclusive interview with Clinical Innovation & Technology, Gerard discusses the influence IT and communication advancements has had on the healthcare space, while also offering advice on taking on these new technologies.

Electronic prescription specialist notes growth in interoperability

In the annual Surescripts national report, the results for the use of technology in healthcare shows that interoperability continues its growth trend.

New Alzheimer's drug test (mostly) fails

Another Alzheimer’s drug has—mostly—fallen short of researchers’ expectations, drug developer TauRx said in a statement July 27.

 
AstraZeneca's lung cancer drug shows promise in passing Phase III trial

According to a statement released by British drug-maker AstraZeneca July 18, the company’s new lung cancer drug is on the right track for government approval.

 
U.S. Army teams with drug company to find Zika vaccine

Healthcare providers and public health officials alike are itching to get national and global anti-Zika plans off the ground as soon as possible, especially as mosquito season takes hold in the Northern Hemisphere.

ONC to use two existing surveys to better measure interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced it will use two existing surveys to improve how it measures “widespread interoperability.”

Two drug-based treatments for Alzheimer's produce mixed results

The focus of drug-based treatments for Alzheimer’s is the subject of a tug-of-war, according to Bloomberg.

 
New system from Veeva meant to streamline clinical trials

The life sciences technology company Veeva Systems announced a new set of software June 22 meant to provide access to clinical data on multiple different platforms.

 

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