Tag Archives: electronic medical records

IBM, FDA Partner to Explore Secure Health Data Exchange Through Blockchain Tech

IBM‘s Watson Health unit and the Food and Drug Administration have entered into a two-year research agreement to study the use of blockchain technology to facilitate a secure exchange of health data. The company said Wednesday the partnership will initially focus on oncology-related information and look into the exchange of owner-mediated data from sources such …

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Octo Consulting to Help Modernize Army’s Electronic Medical Records System

Octo Consulting Group has secured a potential three-year, $5 million contract from the U.S. Army‘s medical communications for combat casualty care product management office to support the service branch’s military health records system modernization project. The company said Thursday it will develop a medical information system for the Army to manage …

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Jay Whitehurst: TCS Designs Telemedicine Tool for Mobile, Web Health Services

TeleCommunication Systems has developed a new video telemedicine platform for healthcare providers and workers in a North Carolina-based independent emergency medicine group to remotely consult with more than 300,000 patients per year. TCS said Monday that the Wake Emergency Physicians, PA group will be the first healthcare organization to implement TCS’ VirtuMedix platform and the …

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VMware Unveils Analytics System for Healthcare Industry; Drew Koerner Comments

VMware has introduced an analytics system for healthcare industry customers to gather and analyze electronic medical records data, InformationWeek reported Friday. Charles Babcock writes the Care Systems Analytics technology is built to work with the Epic electronic medical records system in exchanging patient data. The company adapted its vCenter Operations Manager …

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Deloitte’s ConvergeHEALTH Learning Network to Facilitate Healthcare Research; Brett Davis Comments

Under ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte‘s rapid learning network, Forest Laboratories will collaborate with Intermountain Healthcare to research outcomes by using an analytics platform designed to generate healthcare services insights. Deloitte said Monday the collaborative project initially focused on respiratory diseases and will deploy OutcomesMiner on electronic medical records to establish healthcare outcomes data and develop new products and treatments …

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IBM, Epic, Carilion Clinic Team For Predictive Care Project; Sean Hogan Comments

IBM has collaborated with medical software provider Epic and Virginia-based Carilion Clinic on a pilot program that leveraged an IBM predictive analytics technology to detect people at risk of heart failure. Carilion Clinic personnel used IBM’s Advanced Care Insights platform to analyze unstructured files from the organization’s electronic medical records …

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Survey Shows Hospital Progression on EMRs, Tech

A new report says many hospitals are making progress in adopting electronic medical records but many have not seen the provider connectivity necessary to collaborate. An article on Xerox Corp.’s website features research by Harris Interactive for Optum Institute that questioned 301 hospital chief information officers on EMR systems and practices. …

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VA Asks for Open Source Solution

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good IT solutions. The agency released a Request for Proposal for an open source community based around its Veterans Integrated System Technology Architecture electronic health records system. As part of the RFP, VA commits to use of the accepted open …

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Accenture Helps Stanford Hospital Go Paperless

Accenture is teaming up with Stanford Hospital & Clinics on a seven-year health IT effort to enhance the hospital’s patient care and operational efficiency. The initiative will advance Stanford’s patient-care platform, connecting the hospital and outpatient clinics to create an almost paperless electronic medical record. Under the contract, Accenture will …

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