United Medical Center still delivers babies despite closure of its obstetrics unit, nurses say
District of Columbia health officials shut down United Medical Center's obstetrics unit last summer, but nurses at the hospital say that babies have been delivered there since the closure.
Indiana health network pays about $55,000 ransom to hackers
A suburban Indianapolis health network said it paid a $55,000 ransom to hackers to regain access to hospital computer systems, making it the latest health system around the globe targeted by money-seeking hackers.
Saving America's Hospitals: Why Recent Megamergers Will Fail
But in recent times, the proverbial roof over America’s hospitals has fallen into disrepair. Thanks to operational inefficiencies and declining utilization, more and more hospitals are experiencing financial problems and waning influence.
ASBP’s Low Titer Type O Whole Blood Helps Save Lives On The Battlefield
The Armed Services Blood Program is working with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment to bring low titer type O whole blood farther forward and closer to the point of injury. According to Army Lt. Col. Ethan Miles, 75th Ranger Regiment surgeon, …
EHR Copy and Paste and Patient Safety
Although the ability to copy and paste text is a central benefit of computing in general, and electronic health records (EHRs) in particular, the widespread adoption of EHRs has led to concerns about how copy-and-paste functionality is bein…
Cerner Names Brent Shafer as Chairman and CEO
Cerner announces that it has hired Brent Shafer as its board chair and CEO, effective February 1. The 60-year-old Shafer had been CEO/EVP of Philips North America from since 2014 and a Philips employee since 2005. Prior to that, he held rol…
Meet Eva, the voice-activated ‘assistant’ for doctors
It takes only a few seconds to click a button and open a window on a computer. But for a busy doctor sifting through patient records, those clicks can add up to extra hours spent at a computer each day completing tedious but necessary tasks…
Upstate Golisano Children's initiates 'no interruption zone' strategy to mitigate nurse distraction
Syracuse, N.Y.-based Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital implemented a new patient safety initiative that involves nurses being able to turn on a red light mounted on their workstation to indicate they are not be disturbed.
As ONC searches for a chief privacy officer, new priorities put the agency at a crossroads
Although HITECH requires ONC to name a privacy officer, fostering a more a collaborative approach with OCR may be the optimal approach moving forward, said McGraw, who is now the chief regulatory officer at a medical records startup called …
Trouble in Vermont: State’s HIE struggling, review shows
The organization behind the state of Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE) has vowed to make changes in the wake of a critical independent review that revealed administrative and financial problems and a loss of confidence among HIE u…
Microsoft vs. Google: Hot start to 2018 for investments in machine learning and precision medicine startups
The tech giants both participated in a VC round on Tuesday. By Friday, each had also invested in another emerging company with cutting-edge technology tailored for healthcare.