Informatics

The goal of health informatics systems is to enable smooth transfer of data and cybersecurity across the healthcare enterprise. This includes patient information, images, subspecialty reporting systems, lab results, scheduling, revenue management, hospital inventory, and many other health IT systems. These systems include the electronic medical record (EMR) admission discharge and transfer (ADT) system, hospital information system (HIS), radiology picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), cardiovascular information systems (CVIS), archive solutions including cloud storage and vendor neutral archives (VNA), and other medical informatics systems.

Medtronic and GE Healthcare have received FDA clearance and CE mark approval for a new collaboration designed to improve patient monitoring. The combined solution involves the integration of Medtronic’s INVOS regional oximetry and Microstream capnography technologies into GE Healthcare’s CARESCAPE precision monitoring platform.

The collaboration is aimed at improving patient outcomes after cardiac surgeries and other procedures. 

Simple EHR alerts helped one health system get more guideline-recommended medications to its heart failure patients.

Cybersecurity

One of the cardiologist's creations, "Thanos," allowed his clients to develop their own ransomware software and rent it out to other criminals. 

Blood pressure

Hello Heart, a digital therapeutics company that focuses on heart health, has raised $70 million in a Series D funding round.

AI in cardiology

Ami Bhatt, MD, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) chief innovation officer and adult congenital heart disease cardiologist at Mass General Hospital, discusses how to get physician acceptance to use artificial intelligence (AI). 

Fitbit Afib app wearable

A Chinese study of 2.8 million participants found that 94% of users flagged for AFib indeed have the heart rhythm disorder.

Use of augmented reality and virtual reality to aid procedures and enhance clinician training is expected to see increasing use in the coming years in cardiology. Photo from Philips healthcare

Mass General cardiologist and Harvard professor Ami Bhatt, MD, predicts upcoming paradigm shifts in cardiology over the next decade. 

Health data breaches were on the rise last year, increasing 3-fold in 2021,leaving millions of Americans’ sensitive health information exposed.

Health data breaches were on the rise last year, leaving millions of Americans’ sensitive health information exposed.

 

Ami Bhatt, MD, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Chief Innovation Officer, and an Adult Congenital Heart Disease cardiologist at Mass General Hospital (MGH). She is viewed one of the national experts on telecardiology, having been the former director of telecardiology at Mass General during 2020-2021.

Ami Bhatt, MD, explained how the ACC is working to advance new technologies that can improve patient care.

The American Hospital Association (AMA) is warning healthcare systems the Russians may attempt cyber attacks amid rising tensions of the war in Ukraine and the international community's response. #Ukraine #warinukraine #ukrainewar

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is warning U.S. hospitals about possible cyber attacks from Russia on U.S. healthcare IT systems due to rising tensions over the war in Ukraine.

Part of the echo reporting functionality from Fujifilm Synapse Cardiovascular. This CVIS was ranked Best in KLAS in 2022 based on user interviews.

KLAS Research released its 2022 Best in KLAS report, which includes cardiovascular information systems and hemodynamic systems. 

quality excellence star stethoscope

Even with this bump, only about one in three eligible hospitals participate in the NCDR registries. 

Around the web

Two companies serving medical imagers just had products cleared for marketing in the U.S.

Defendants in the case allegedly defrauded CMS for millions of dollars that were spent on luxury vehicles, real estate and more.

Surgeons at NYU Langone Health successfully transplanted two genetically engineered pigs hearts into recently deceased humans in June and July.

   
   
   
   
   
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