Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a multimillion-dollar public-private partnership that aims to develop flexible hybrid electronics, such as wearables and health monitoring technologies, FCW reports (Lyngaas, FCW, 8
In recent years, telehealth technologies are diffusing rapidly into all aspects of healthcare practices, ranging from traditional medical consultations to various patient-centric areas. These new uses bring a promise of integrating computerized support and Internet functionality into the deeper recesses of our community, addressing the intractable problems of access and population-specific health disparities. To ensure the promised benefits of these new telehealth systems, usability has become an ever-present and pressing issue for the research community.
This webinar provides an overview of the central components of a plan to develop a national Collaboratory focused on improving the safety and safe use of health IT. In the first presentation, Andy Gettinger, MD, will discuss the Collaboratory’s role in furthering HHS work in health IT safety, while Doug Johnston will review the process for convening a task force of health IT safety stakeholders to develop the Collaboratory Roadmap.
Technology tools continue to play an important role for patients, particularly those with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Seven in 10 people with a chronic condition went online to find information about it, according to research by the Pew Research Center. And, as the number of medical issues a person has increases, so too does their use of the Internet to gain information about their conditions.
Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology
Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM EDT - Friday, September 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM EDT
Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology (HIT): User-Driven Research and Actionable Strategies Responsive to People with Disabilities, Older Adults, and Caregivers
A free event sponsored by the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), Interagency Committee on Assistive Technology (ICAT)
A proposed meaningful use rule could prompt more eligible professionals and hospitals to use modular software, as opposed to a "complete" electronic health record system, Modern Healthcare reports (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 8/21).
Plans to make the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs' electronic health record systems more interoperable are behind schedule, according to a new Government Accountability Office report, Health Data Management reports (Sla
There is no shortage of complaints about the usability of Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs). More and more evidence is emerging regarding the lack of EHR usability. Speaking at the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition, Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) warned that:
“Satisfaction and usability ratings for certified electronic health records (EHRs) have decreased since 2010 among clinicians across a range of indicators.”
Executives from Cerner and Leidos commented on their team's recent win of the Department of Defense's contract to modernize its electronic health record system, EHR Intelligence reports (Murphy, EHR Intelligence, 8/5).
Google has started distributing a new version of its Google Glass technology to software developers in an effort to create programs targeted at certain industries, including health care, the Wall Street Journal reports (Barr, Wall Street Journal, 7/30).
The FDA released a safety alert that recommends health care providers stop using a certain medication infusion pump because it is vulnerable to hacking, marking the first time the agency has recommended facilities stop using a device because of cybersecurity concerns, AP/New York Times reports (AP/New York Times, 7/3