By Arundhati Parmar, MedCity News | February 8, 2019 There is a rumor out there that Amazon is about to launch a HIPAA-compliant Echo device, which is expected to drive greater adoption of voice in healthcare. But what does it mean for a smart speaker to become HIPAA compliant and what can voice [...]
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By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | February 8, 2019 Veterans accessed healthcare through a video-based telemedicine platform more than 1 million times in FY 2018, according to the VA. That's just half of all the telehealth encounters reported for the year. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has reported reaching a [...]
By Julie Spitzer, Becker's Hospital Review | February 8, 2019 The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference will take place Feb. 11-15 in Orlando, Fla. Six things to know before HIMSS19: The conference will showcase more than 300 education sessions, 1,300 vendors and 45,000 health information and technology [...]
By Meg Bryant, HealthcareDIVE | February 8, 2019 Dive Brief: Microsoft on Thursday unveiled new tools aimed at enhancing communication and collaboration between healthcare providers. A new capability in Microsoft Teams alerts clinicians and support staff of urgent messages every two minutes for up to 20 minutes. A second new feature [...]
By Meg Bryant, HealthcareDIVE | February 7, 2019 Dive Brief: The Connected Health Initiative's Health AI Task Force has released a set of policy principles to guide use of artificial intelligence systems in healthcare. The task force recommends AI policy frameworks use risk-based approaches to ensure AI use aligns with accepted [...]
By Fred Donovan, HIT Infrastructure | February 7, 2019 Close to two-thirds of healthcare business leaders and investors said digital health is a strategic priority for them, with 63 percent planning to invest more in the future. A full 83 percent of 441 respondents to a global survey by law firm [...]
By Eric Wicklund, mHealth Intelligence | February 6, 2019 The American Hospital Association is calling on the federal government to boost telehealth and telemedicine opportunities – including better reimbursement, financial support for new technology and improved access to broadband – for the nation’s struggling rural hospitals. “Rural hospitals are not [...]
By Dave Muoio, MobiHealth News | February 6, 2019 Released yesterday, the document outlines FDA's preference toward single applications for combination products. The FDA released new draft guidance yesterday regarding premarket review for combination products — those with a mix of components that span across the agency’s drug, biologic and device product categories. [...]
The Medical Futurist | February 5, 2019 As artificial intelligence tools have been invading more or less every area of healthcare, we made a list to keep track of the top A.I. algorithms aiming for better diagnostics, more sophisticated patient care or further sighted predictions of diseases. Does A.I. beat [...]
By Tina Reed, Fierce Healthcare | February 5, 2019 With hundreds of sessions available, just trying to figure out which to attend from the HIMSS19 agenda can be a little daunting. So we took a look through the list and pulled out a few of the timely sessions you may [...]