International health IT week in review: April 16

Pulse+IT's weekly round-up of international health IT and eHealth news for the week ending April 16:

Hospital cuts costly falls by 39% due to predictive analytics
Healthcare IT News ~ Bill Siwicki ~ 12/04/2017

El Camino Hospital linked EHR, bed alarm and nurse call light data to analytics to identify patients at high risk of falls.


Alarm fatigue: 5 reasons nurses may have a delayed response to alarms
FierceHealthcare ~ Ilene MacDonald ~ 12/04/2017

Nurses typically respond quickly when alarms are urgent and life-threatening. But a new study finds they are slower to respond to them at the end of a long shift when they suffer from chronic alarm fatigue.


Senate Dems blast Severino as bigoted, unqualified to lead OCR
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 11/04/2017

Echoing sentiments from LGBT groups made when the OCR director was hired in March, a group of Democratic Senators is denouncing the appointment.


3 principles for better understanding blockchain
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 11/04/2017

IBM breaks down the much-hyped technology for healthcare and other industry executives looking to better grasp what the tech can do.


Doctors demand extreme EHR makeover ... right now
Healthcare IT News ~ Bernie Monegain ~ 10/04/2017

Electronic health record vendors are making the software more user-friendly, but not nearly fast enough.


How Washington’s favorite cancer fighter helps himself
Politico ~ Darius Tahir ~ 09/04/2017

Patrick Soon-Shiong is a philanthropist and a businessman, but a prime target of his philanthropy is his businesses.


Senate telemedicine bill introduced to expand services to chronic conditions, at-home care
MobiHealthNews ~ Heather Mack ~ 07/04/2017

Federal standards for telemedicine reimbursement are becoming more of a reality.


Nearly 1 million patient records leaked after telemarketer blunder
Healthcare IT News ~ Jessica Davis ~ 07/04/2017

A failed contract to build a customer database for HealthNow Networks left personal health information exposed online for months.


Health IT ‘chasm’ prevents shift to value-based care, AMIA contends
Health Data Management ~ Greg Slabodkin ~ 07/04/2017

Despite the widespread adoption of electronic health record systems by providers, the existing healthcare information technology infrastructure is not designed to support the industry’s transition to value-based care from fee-for-service.


Decline of data center services to boost hybrid computing model
Health Data Management ~ Bob Violino ~ 07/04/2017

The growth of cloud computing and “industrialized” services, such as virtualization and other automation technologies, and the decline of traditional data center outsourcing indicate a massive shift toward a hybrid infrastructure model, according to a new study from Gartner.


FDA approves 10 consumer genetic risk tests
Health Data Management ~ Joseph Goedert ~ 07/04/2017

The Food and Drug Administration has approved for marketing the first direct-to-consumer genetic profile tests that consumers can use to learn if they have a genetic predisposition to any of 10 particular medical diseases or conditions.


Posted in Australian eHealth

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