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From Zoom to full EHR-integrated telemedicine on $245,000

COVID-19 arrived in Maine on March 12, 2020. For the safety of patients, Portland Community Health Center postponed all in-person appointments that were not considered essential by federal and state guidelines. Simultaneously, many patients canceled appointments and did not schedule new appointments for fear of becoming exposed to the virus. THE PROBLEM Portland Community had […]

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NYU combines AI and EHR data to assess COVID-19 outcomes

New York University researchers have developed a model to predict favorable four-day outcomes among COVID-19 patients. Based on real-time lab values, vital signs and oxygen support variables, the model – which researchers say has 90% precision – may help clinicians to determine which patients can be safely discharged. “Discharging patients safely to free up beds […]

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Cerner Millennium EHR deployed in London temporary hospital

Cerner has been tapped by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service to supply its Millennium EHR system for a 4,000-bed temporary hospital in London. WHY IT MATTERS The so-called Nightingale Hospital will be set up within the 100-acre ExCel convention center in the country’s capital, where Cerner will install its system. It will allow access and record […]

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Orchard Software to be acquired by private equity firm

Francisco Partners, an IT-focused private equity firm says it plans to acquire Orchard Software, the laboratory information systems vendor. WHY IT MATTERS Orchard’s LIS technology, along with other clinical and pathology laboratory workflow tools and lab outreach and point-of-care testing products will benefit from the deal, said Francisco Partners Principal Jonathan Murphy. With the acquisition, […]

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Digitalising internal and external hospital processes for better healthcare delivery

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is defined as a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting, according to the HIMSS Health Information and Technology Resource Library. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunisations, laboratory […]