Intermountain Healthcare's Summit Score is an EHR-based tool that employs a computer algorithm to help predict a patient's risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The electronic system, which analyzes various COPD risk factors, can determine risk of mortality, rapid worsening of COPD symptoms and frequent hospital visits.
We are pleased to share this year's Health Data Management 2019 Most Powerful Women in Health IT list, including our CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, in the "HIT Thought Leaders" category. Read more.
This year marks the 30th anniversary for the annual Assembly on Education Symposium and Faculty Development Institute. Each year, more than 400 health information educators attend to consider academic topics that transform students into tomorrow's health care industry leaders. Learn more.
If activists succeed in pushing Congress to defund studies involving dogs and cats, they will end up hurting the very animals they seek to protect. "Bottom line is, science should be driving the decision over which models are most appropriate for research -- not pressure from activist groups, animal rights extremists or legislators," says Rocco Praglowski, the government affairs director for the National Association for Biomedical Research.
Researchers have studied monkeys at Cayo Santiago for decades, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, researchers may be able to learn how survivors of a disaster cope and identify individual traits that might put some at risk for psychological problems. The death rate among the monkeys spiked in the months after the storm, as did the human death rate in Puerto Rico, and researchers have noted behavioral and social changes, too.
Facebook developed three types of maps that aim to use artificial intelligence, publicly available census information and satellite imagery to improve disease outbreak responses around the world. The maps, which became available for free download on Monday, can be used to predict the location of outbreaks of diseases such as cholera, flu and malaria; identify whether digital solutions such as telehealth may help patients; and help organizations with resource allocation decisions.
Data protection shouldn't be ignored in favor of device protection as companies continue to connect devices to their networks, Microsoft's Shawn Anderson said. "You could put 15 pieces of software on an endpoint, but if you don't have a data protection strategy," information is still vulnerable to attackers, he added.
Officials at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America notified patients about another email phishing attack that may have compromised their information -- the second such incident reported by the provider, which also fell victim to a cyberattack discovered Sept. 26. The patient information potentially breached in the most recent attack included medical data, health insurance information, demographic details, phone numbers and addresses.
RosettaHealth's HealthBus solution will be used by HealtHIE Nevada, the statewide health information exchange, to improve interoperability and enhance connectivity between EHR systems. HealthBus will allow health care facilities to access the HIE from their EHR systems and exchange patient health data, as well as promote health data sharing between facilities and providers and reduce HIE use-related administrative burden.