Geisinger and Merck & Co. have developed two EHR based programs named MedTrue and the Family Caregiver to improve adherence to medications, help providers and patient care and reduce drug errors. As these two apps are entering into market they have become a popular discussion topic with a few health IT companies.
System C has signed a contract to develop a collective child health information system in the South West of England. 708,000 child health records from South Gloucester, Bristol, Somerset and North Somerset, Devon, Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall will be put to use by its CarePlus software.
The opening of a new Biomedical Blockchain Research Center was announced by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare which aims to solve healthcare and medical science issues with new technologies and data.
Olli Jarva, Synopsys’s Software Integrity Group managing consultant, opined that hackers find healthcare data of more value than credit card or social security details, referring to the recent ransomware attack on Singapore’s government health database.
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and integrated health services provider Geisinger are partnering to create an app suite, which by connecting to electronic health records (EHR) aims to upgrade asthma care.
Cerner and Lumeris have brought together their technologies to result in EHR agnostic. The Kansas City, Missouri-based Cerner specializes in EHRs and other IT solutions whereas the St. Louis, Missouri-based Lumeris’ technique involves value-based care.
Blockchain technologies have devised a method to obtain a patient’s health records from a blockchain database even if they are unable to communicate. A verification from two different keys is needed for this step.
Ambient Clinical Analytics, the remote patient monitoring firm which became independent from Mayo Clinic in 2013, has elevated $1.5 million in a round led by Noaber Ventures. Noaber Ventures is the extended investment arm of Noaber Foundation and the company’s first European investor. The already existing investors such as Mayo Clinic, Bluestem Capital and Social Capital have also contributed to the round.
There are three instances of Epic along with three varied versions of Meditech, Athena health and Cerner. Lahey Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center along with three other hospitals, are currently involved in merging the organizations under one roof, as they are operating with varied EHR vendors and versions.
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