A team of Canadian researchers is working on the so-called surgical black box, promising to create a device capable of monitoring every movement in the operating room that simultaneously analyzes recordings and identifies mistakes. Surgeons, in turn, can get instant feedback – as they operate.
“Operations could become flawless. Post-operative complications could be significantly reduced. Surgeons could review the footage to improve their technique and prep for the next big case,” Dr. Chethan Sathya, a surgical resident at the University of Toronto and a fellow in global journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs, writes in a piece for CNN Health. Read the article!
Guidelines to enhance communication during patient care transitions between healthcare settings have the potential to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, as well as to decrease overall healthcare costs. During care transitions, patients’ clinicians, including hospital-based clinicians and community-based primary care providers (PCPs), are responsible for sharing clinical information across settings and communicating directly, if necessary, to address time-sensitive questions and to transfer accountability for patients’ care. Read the full article!
Ce film présente les travaux menés par AGFA Healthcare et Cegedim Assurances pour offrir, en mode intégré dans le logiciel Hexagone, des services intégrés : le contrôle des droits et la dématérialisation des factures.
HealthTech Wire / Interview – Christian Riemer, Head of Clinical IT-Systems at Klinik Kitzinger Land, Germany, describes the hospital’s transformation of the medical reporting process and its impact on the care quality, resulting from adopting Agfa Orbis Speech across all its clinical departments. The system, by now used in more than 50 hospitals in the DACH area, is powered by Nuance clinical speech recognition.
“We see improvement both in the quality of the reports and in the overall time it takes to produce clinical documentation.”
International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system, Watson Discovery Advisor, that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data, an ability that IBM said should hasten breakthroughs in science and medical research. Read the article
Can the adoption and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) be tied to hospital performance and lowered mortality rates? While we might be a bit of time away from being able to make that precise claim, new research does suggest a measurable beneficial relationship. Read the article!
Cancer Patient Roland Van Rijn and His Primary Care Physician Dr. Jan Bautista Discuss How Imaging Tools Within MyPractice Have Improved Their Collaboration.
MyPractice, Cleveland Clinic’s secure, integrated electronic medical record system, contains multiple tools that can enhance the patient-provider partnership as never before. One example of this is the MyPractice Imaging program, which makes virtually any medical image a clinician needs available directly through the patient’s electronic medical record at the point of care. Of course, there are many benefits to this kind of visual technology. These benefits become especially evident when considering a real life example . Read the entire story!
Image-Enabled EHRs Build Stronger Provider Relationships
As technology advances, opportunities abound for hospitals to create unbreakable bonds with their local physicians. By Frank Pecaitis, VP Enterprise Imaging Sales, Agfa HealthCare. Read the invitation!