Tag Archives: Systems

Data-driven healthcare is crucial to build learning health systems

New research by the Regenstrief Institute suggests that the widespread use of electronic health records systems hold the keys to accelerate evidence-generating and evidence-based medicine. EHR systems, now widely deployed and used by provider organizations, can enable broader development of learning health systems, the HIT research organization contends. As a consequence of nearly universal adoption… Read More »

Online tool helps health systems gauge their digital health readiness

Healthcare leaders trying to determine where their efforts fall on an industrywide digital health continuum have an online tool to aid assessments. Completing the self-administered assessment helps organizations understand what is driving or slowing their progress toward a fully modernized facility or health system. The online assessment tool was created as part of a joint… Read More »

“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 Why Outdated Healthcare Paging Systems Need to Go | Sandeep Bansal, Medic Bleep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 Sandeep Bansal, CEO of Medic Bleep makes the case that outdated internal phone-based paging systems used by hospitals need to go too.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 »