ONC, HIMSS put focus on collaborative COVID-19 response
by [email protected]; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on April 1, 2020 at 6:38 pm
The agency's Interoperability Proving Ground is becoming a hotbed of coronavirus projects. Meanwhile, HIMSS Healthbox has launched a digital think tank to cross-pollinate ideas that work.
Northwell, UCSF, UNC using chatbot and related tech to manage COVID-19 patients
by Bill Siwicki on April 1, 2020 at 5:15 pm
Just-released coronavirus-specific chatbots are delivering test results quicker and checking in on quarantined patients.
Cerner Millennium EHR deployed in London temporary hospital
by Nathan Eddy on April 1, 2020 at 4:04 pm
Cerner has been tapped by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service to supply its Millennium EHR system for a 4,000-bed temporary hospital in London.
Free telehealth services launched in the UAE
by Rachel McArthur on April 1, 2020 at 8:09 am
Dubai-based private healthcare entities, Aster DM Healthcare and HealthHub by Al-Futtaim have introduced their own videoconference-style consultations to help the public during restricted movement.
Redesigning health systems for better aged care
by Dean Koh on April 1, 2020 at 1:53 am
An interview with Professor John Beard of the ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Aging Research, University of New South Wales, Australia.
Epic, OCHIN launch COVID-19 app for front-line care coordination
by [email protected]; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on March 31, 2020 at 8:30 pm
First set to deploy in Washington State, the scalable smartphone app, which integrates with Epic's Care Everywhere platform, is aimed at care delivery in nontraditional settings without EHRs.
CMS relaxes rules around telehealth, coronavirus testing
by Susan Morse on March 31, 2020 at 5:28 pm
CMS is also allowing ERs to use drive-through testing and telehealth, and for tests to be done at home for stay-at-home residents.
CPSI gives away new telemedicine system to combat the pandemic
by Bill Siwicki on March 31, 2020 at 3:45 pm
The health IT vendor and its subsidiary Get Real Health have unveiled TalkWithYourDoc.com, free to provider organizations through 2020.
Cleveland Clinic names new chief information officer
by [email protected]; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on March 31, 2020 at 3:27 pm
Matthew Kull, who had served as CIO on an interim basis, will take charge of the health system's strategic approach for digital transformation.
Digital data opt-out scheme in England put on hold amid COVID-19 pandemic
by Sophie Porter on March 31, 2020 at 7:58 am
The scheme aims to improve access to health data for research and planning.