Tag Archives: Systems

“Paging Dr. Nobody!” Why Outdated Healthcare Paging Systems Need to Go | Sandeep Bansal, Medic Bleep

Health Tech Aug 2, 2019• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Think fax machines are the only out-dated tech in healthcare? Sandeep Bansal, CEO of Medic Bleep makes the case that outdated internal phone-based paging systems used by hospitals need to go too. According to Sandeep, the UK’s NHS clocks 1 billion internal phone calls a… Read More »

FDA looks to upgrade medical device reporting systems

The Food and Drug Administration has plans to make the database that houses medical device reports submitted to the agency more user friendly. As part of FDA’s efforts to modernize its information technology systems, the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database will be getting an overhaul, according to the agency. Each year, the… Read More »

15 top health systems named by IBM Watson Health

IBM Watson reports that the key performance measurements on which the 15 best-scoring systems showed the most significant average outperformance vs. peer group health systems. • Overall, 13.8 percent fewer in-hospital deaths.• Patients experienced 12.6 percent fewer complications and 9.8 percent fewer healthcare-associated infections.• A median severity-adjusted length of stay that was one half-day shorter… Read More »

Legacy systems, employee error leave hospitals, devices vulnerable to cyberattacks

Dive Brief: Another report points to insider error and misuse as major threats to data security in the healthcare sector. Errors such as improper handling and storage of patient files, often due to poor organizational policies and procedures, leave IT systems and connected medical devices vulnerable to outside attack and manipulation, new research from Vectra… Read More »

Chicago health systems weighing possible merger, Crain's says

Dive Brief: Rush Health and Swedish Covenant Health are in early stages of merger discussions, Crain’s Chicago Business reports. According to knowledgeable sources, Crain’s reports the talks are exploratory in nature with no guarantee that a deal with occur.  Rush, a three-hospital system that includes Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and two suburban hospitals,… Read More »