Tag: electronic health records

FBI investigates cyberattack on Lurie Children’s Hospital

Editor's Note Billing, records, appointment scheduling and other systems at Lurie Children’s Hospital were still offline a week after representatives of had to cancel a planned OR Business Management Conference presentation due to a cyberattack. According to a February 12 report from the Chicago Sun-Times, the January 31 cyberattack is…

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By: Matt Danford
February 15, 2024
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DOJ cracking down on AI tools for clinical decision-making

Editor's Note:  The U.S. Justice Department is investigating how the healthcare industry is using artificial intelligence (AI) tools to analyze and make decisions using patients’ electronic health records (EHRs), Bloomberg Law reported January 29. So far, DOJ has served subpoenas related to EHRs to at least three major pharma companies:…

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By: Brita Belli
January 29, 2024
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LiveData to showcase surgical capacity optimization at OR Business Management Conference

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts— January 24, 2024—LiveData, a surgical capacity optimization solution company, today announced that it will demonstrate LiveData PeriOp PlannerTM, its innovative approach to optimizing OR utilization, at the annual OR Business Management Conference, being held February 6-8, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona. LiveData will show how its technology helps hospitals grow…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 24, 2024
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Burnout-battling physicians often work on vacation

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Editor's Note:  Lack of quality vacation time explains part of the reason why so many physicians are experiencing burnout, according to a study published January 12 in Jama Network Open. Specifically, the study found that 7 out of 10 participating US physicians did at least some work on a typical…

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By: Matt Danford
January 23, 2024
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AI model trained to identify patients’ social circumstances

Editor's Note:  Large language models trained to extract patients’ social determinants of health (SDoH) from clinician notes could help to identify patients who need additional support and resources. The findings, from investigators at Mass General Brigham, appeared in the Nature journal Digital Medicine on January 11.  Housing circumstances, employment, access…

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By: Brita Belli
January 11, 2024
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Study models how clinicians think about managing drug-drug interactions

Editor's Note A study published in BMJ Open is “the first to present an illustrative model of clinicians’ real-world decision making for managing DDIs,” the outlet reported on December 1. DDIs, or drug-drug interactions, are known to cause significant harm (including death), hundreds of thousands of patients hospitalized each year…

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By: Brita Belli
January 3, 2024
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Role of data in surgical, patient preparedness for MSK cases

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An estimated 126.6 million Americans are dealing with the impact of a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition, according to a US Bone and Joint Initiative report. That means, one in two adults in the US have gone or will be going through a wide range of hip, knee, shoulder, and/or spine procedures.…

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By: David Cotriss
December 20, 2023
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Why screening misses critical influences on patient health

Editor's Note Health record codes that track social, environmental, and economic influences on patient health outcomes are vastly underutilized during screening, according a December 19 EurekAlert! report on research from John Hopkins and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.   Published in Health Affairs Scholar, the study analyzes the…

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By: Brita Belli
December 19, 2023
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Smartwatches detect irregular heart rhythms in kids

Editor’s Note Smartwatches can detect and diagnose irregular heart rhythms in children that standard physician monitoring may miss, Medical Xpress reports. Published on December 13 in Communications Medicine, the findings are based on a survey of 4 years’ worth of electronic medical records for pediatric cardiology patients at Stanford Medicine…

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By: Brita Belli
December 13, 2023
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Researchers are calling for better tracking of chronic diseases

Editor's Note There are new efforts underway to better harness electronic health record (EHR) data to track chronic diseases, as was done with tracking infectious diseases such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article discussing these efforts appeared in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice in October 2023.…

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By: Brita Belli
December 6, 2023
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