What Brigham & Women’s Epic Implementation Can Teach Us About Interoperability

What Brigham & Women’s Epic Implementation Can Teach Us About Interoperability »

Photo via Sherry Yates Young/Shutterstock. On May 30, 2015, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners Home Care and Dana Farber Cancer Institute went live with Epic systems, in what was said to be the largest implementation in the EHR vendor’s history. Both clinical and revenue cycle systems were implemented on the same…
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22 May, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. Newton-Based Jana Care Launches Diabetes Management App Jana Care announced this week the launch of a mobile diabetes management solution that allows for coaching, monitoring and shareable data. The app will be used by all 20 centers in the Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties…
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15 May, 2015
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1. A Partners Program Lowers Hospital Admissions & Mortality Rates Partners HealthCare Connected Health announced this week that their remote monitoring program for heart failure patients resulted in lower hospitalization and mortality rates (you can see the full results in their study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research last month). "These findings suggest that our Connected…
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8 May, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. The VA Center for Innovation Launches a New Initiative On May 15, the VA will be launch a VA Innovation Creation Series, which will hopefully accelerate the development of prosthetics and assistive technologies for Veterans. The series will be launched at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center…
Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem

Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem »

Jitin Asnaani sees energy and passion around truly improving patient care. “Physicians want to provide the best care," he says. "Hospitals, health systems and care givers truly want to innovate and lower the cost of care." Still, for all that excitement, Asnaani says a basic commodity is still lacking: data. “It’s like home builders building…
What the ONC Interoperability Roadmap Means for Physician Practices

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5 May, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
The inability to exchange health information on a large scale is one of the most significant limitations of today’s electronic health records (EHR). However, interoperability may become a reality as soon as 2017, according to a draft roadmap published by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) in January. The document, titled Connecting Health and…
10 Quotable Moments from the World Medical Innovation Forum

10 Quotable Moments from the World Medical Innovation Forum »

Ann Romney, Global Ambassador for the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Nancy Synderman, Chief Medical Editor, NBC News. All photos via WMIF. The World Medical Innovation Forum (WMIF) took place last week from April 27 to 29, 2015 at the Westin Copley Place Boston…
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1 May, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: M2D2's new collaborative lab space will open next month. Photo via M2D2. 1. M2D2's Bigger Space The University of Massachusetts medical device incubator M2D2 will open a new, fully-equipped shared lab space on June 1st of this year. The collaborative space,…
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24 Apr, 2015
News
1. Tal Medical Secures $14 Million in Financing Round We wrote about Tal Medical, a local company developing new treatments for depression and other psychiatric disorders, a few months ago. But since then, the company has raised additional funding and added new industry veterans to their team. According to a release, the company will use…
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17 Apr, 2015
News
Congress pass a new Medicare policy this week. Photo via Shutterstock/ zimmytws. 1. "Doc Fix" Gets the Nix Last Tuesday, a policy nicknamed the "doc fix" finally got the ax. The policy, which has served as an excuse for crisis-motivated legislation for many years, refers to a process by which Congress struggled…

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