News & Updates
Azumio recently released Argus, an app that monitors and manages activities, food, sleep patterns, exercise, hydration, caffeine-consumption, weight and vitals. Argus attempts to make data actionable by unifying statistics and inputs into one view and providing context around the data.
NHS England published “Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards: Achieving an Integrated Digital Care Record” that describes its all-digital goal for 2018 and the $387 million in available grants for NHS Trusts. The NHS also says it will consider the adoption of the VA’s VistA system.
Fitly launched a pilot program that addresses childhood obesity by making it easier for families to eat healthy. Parents subscribe to Fitly’s weekly healthy meal planner, choose from a list of nutritious meals, order groceries through Fitly’s website, and enjoy free delivery by Fitly.
A recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that patients who use the Internet more frequently are more likely to embrace patient-centered health care efforts and participate in their own care.
Microsoft launched Bing Health and Fitness, an app that tracks diet, health and exercise. The app syncs to Microsoft HealthVault, which brings in data from other health trackers as well. Bing Health and Fitness is a part of the Windows 8.1 Preview, a pre-release of the OS that runs on all Windows computers, tablets and phones.
According to a survey by Accenture Consulting Group, 77% of doctors in Australia saw reduction in medical errors and improvement in diagnostics and treatments by using electronic health records (EHR) to exchange patient information. The survey also revealed that 83% of all Australian doctors want active patient participation in updating their EHR.
Montage Healthcare Solutions, a provider of radiology analytics and data mining tools, announced that more than 27 health care organizations have added Montage Search and Analytics to their Nuance PowerScribe 360|Reporting workflow. Montage Healthcare and Nuance Communications have been in partnership since 2011 to help radiologists improve their workflow using highly advanced analytical tools.
Hospice by the Bay, a California based non-profit hospice center, launched a free app for physicians, as reported by the Marin Independent Journal. It provides doctors with e-referral tools, list of eligibility criteria, a drug formulary, and guidelines for end-of-life care by type of diagnosis. This app also helps patients find information about referrals, admittance eligibility and patient-doctor relationships.
Network Health, a Massachusetts based nonprofit comprehensive health plan, received a $75K grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC)’s MeHI to implement a partnership with Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC) on the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway), a statewide HIE network designed for securely sharing health data.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology will be implementing a comprehensive eye disease patient database called the IRIS (Intelligent Research in Sight) Registry. This centralized data repository and reporting tool will collect data from EHRs and performs analysis to help ophthalmologists statistically review and analyze their own care, and compare it with benchmarks and peer performance.