The Illinois Pain Institute (IPI) was having trouble with its electronic health records (EHR). So they got rid of them and went back to paper. And they aren’t planning on going back anytime soon.
Clinical decisions made by physicians mimic, in many ways, the processes batters use to hit a baseball. Everyday clinical care requires a high level of pattern recognition. Physicians use a patient’s history, physical exam, and current diagnosis, combined with laboratory values and other tests, to determine the final diagnoses that paint a patient’s condition.
There has been a worrying jump in successful ransomware attacks in the U.S. as healthcare organizations are prime targets for other types of malware and computer viruses, too, because they are relatively easy targets and have the resources to pay off hackers.
Staffing problems and outdated equipment and software are healthcare’s top cybersecurity challenges, according to a June 2 report released by the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, a federal task force established to fulfill requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act.
Data derived from the non-medical drivers of a patient’s health can improve quality of care and enrich the utility of so-called intelligent machines.
The data-analytics application works in conjunction with the smart pump system to create a continuous quality loop to strengthen patient safety, opportunities for improvement, and data-driven insights.
Treating less sick patients at a tertiary hospital is usually not cost-effective compared to a community hospital setting, and treatment of complex cases at the community hospital often produces less favorable outcomes that are not in the best interests of the patient.
Molina Healthcare, a major insurer in Medicaid and state exchanges across the country, has shut down its online patient portal as it investigates a potential data breach that may have exposed sensitive medical information.
When it comes to healthcare and congress, finding bipartisan support on anything is a daunting task. Politicians from both sides are coming together in support of new bills aimed at improving and expanding telemedicine services in the United States.
More than 300,000 computers in 150 countries were hit by a ransomware virus called “Wanna Cry.” The virus struck various companies, hospitals, and individuals, forcing them to pay $300 in untraceable currency to regain access to their files.