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Apple has announced a new update for the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, which allows users to access medical records from various healthcare organizations through their iPhone.

A computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system with a clinical decision support (CDS) system could reduce duplicate medications and adverse drug reactions, according to a study published in JMIR Medical Informatics.

Identifying a patient normally means going by their Social Security number—but what if that patient is a newborn who doesn’t have one yet? The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) laid out its suggested solution at a presentation at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Los Angeles.

Interoperability between healthcare systems continues to be a struggle with only 30 percent of hospitals being able to find, send, receive and integrate patient information from outside systems. Finding were published in Health Affairs.

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

 

Recent Headlines

Computerized order entry system trims imaging utilization
The introduction of a computerized radiology order entry (CROE) system with decision support capabilities into an integrated multispecialty group practice may substantially reduce the growth rate of high-cost outpatient imaging volume, according to the results of a seven-year, time-series analysis published online in the journal Radiology.
Viztek inks California PACS deal Precision Orthopedics in Salinas, Calif., has selected Viztek's Opal-Ortho PACS for digital image management.
GE helps Canadian facility go digital GE Healthcare has implemented its Digital Imaging Repository to connect hospitals and medical centers throughout Southwestern Ontario Canada.
German hospital interfaces cath lab with Siemens PACS The Peine Clinic in Lower Saxony in Germany has interfaced its angiography systems with an image management and reporting system from Siemens Healthcare.
DR Systems scores four new contracts DR Systems has secured four new RIS/PACS contracts, including two data migrations from PACS, totaling almost $1.57 million.
NovaRad nets two Canadian orders Two Canadian facilities have installed NovaRad PACS and RIS technologies for reading, workflow, patient scheduling and procedures tracking.
Amicas joins with Epic for Wisconsin clinic RIS/PACS

Monroe Clinic of Monroe, Wis., is the first customer of Amicas to implement a standards-based framework that allows Verona, Wis.-based Epic Systems' Radiant RIS to integrate with Amicas PACS.

Barco unveils Nio display upgrade Barco revealed an upgraded version of the Nio Color 3MP diagnostic display system, featuring a high-bright LCD panel, at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) this week in Vienna, Austria.
Carestream debuts new PACS viewer Carestream Health showcased a new works-in-progress viewer for its PACS workstation at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) this week in Vienna, Austria.
Amicas offers $39M for Emageon after HSS merger fallout
Amicas, a provider of medical image and information management solutions, has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire healthcare IT developer Emageon.

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