Health IT companies divided on information blocking rule

Health IT companies remain divided over a proposed rule by the department of Health and Human Services to make it easier for patients to share health information. The rule is currently in front of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and is expected to be finalized in February. Epic Systems, one of the...

BridgeHead Software appoints new Senior Director of Sales EMEA

Darrell Bailey
Darrell Bailey joins to drive growth across the NHS, private healthcare, occupational health and elite sports marketsASHTEAD, UK – 16 January 2020 – Today, BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, announces the appointment of Darrell Bailey as Senior Director of Sales, EMEA. Darrell will be responsible for managing...

Putting patients at the heart of a digital hospital

Over the past ten years, we have focused efforts on enabling our staff, across Cambridge University Hospitals, to use advanced digital technology to improve patient safety and support the delivery of consistently and ever-increasing high-quality patient care. Relying previously on paper patient records and multiple aged IT systems with limited integration and capabilities, our...

Scripps study: Can your Fitbit track the flu?

Could wearable devices track flu outbreaks? A new study conducted by researchers with the Scripps Research Translational Institute suggests it could be a reality in the near future. Researchers tested if Fitbit data could be used to better predict flu outbreaks at the state level. The study, funded in part by the National Institutes...

Hospitals sue CMS again over site-neutral payments

  Hospitals once again sued the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services over its site-neutral payment policy. The final rule reduced Medicare reimbursement rates for procedures conducted in hospital outpatient departments, bringing them closer to what CMS currently pays for procedures conducted in-office and at ambulatory surgical centers. The policy is expected to save...

Samsung teams up with startup making vision-assistance headsets

A user wears one of IrisVision’s headsets in front of the Sydney Opera House. The company recently struck a partnership with Samsung,   Samsung launched a new partnership with IrisVision, a startup making wearable vision-assistance devices. The Pleasanton, California-based company makes virtual-reality headsets that allow users with low vision to see around them with a...

Judge blocks California dialysis law

  A federal judge blocked a California law that would have blocked dialysis clinics from steering patients to commercial insurance plans. Judge David Carter granted a preliminary injunction against the new law on Monday, just two days before it would go into effect. In his ruling, Carter wrote that thousands of Californians who receive...

Sutter Health settles for $575M in antitrust lawsuit

  Sutter Health will pay $575 million to settle allegations that the Sacramento-based health system engaged in anticompetitive practices that led to higher costs for patients. One of Northern California’s largest health systems, Sutter Health employs roughly 12,000 physicians, and has 24 hospitals and 36 surgery centers in its network. Though the California Attorney General...

Nike React Infinity Run First-Look Review

If it wasn’t for the big pink swoosh on its side, you could be forgiven for mistaking the new Nike React Infinity Run for a Hoka One One shoe. It has a large stack of cushioning that’s very reminiscent of Hoka’s maximalist approach, as well as a built-in Hoka-style rocker to speed...

A look back at the past decade in UK health informatics

In the last few weeks of 2019 I found myself buying my first pair of reading glasses. My brother tells me that average age for this need is 45, so I’m a couple of years early. Two weeks later and I’m writing this blog, predicting what life will be like for us all...
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