Amazon to sell EHR-mining software; Apple reportedly working with VA & more — 12 health IT key notes

Here are 12 recent news updates on major health IT and technology companies:

1. In a move that expands its presence in the healthcare space, Amazon is selling software that mines patient health records for information that would help physicians improve treatments and hospitals cut costs.

2. Amwell and InTouch Health are among the first five organizations accredited under the ClearHealth Quality Institute's new telemedicine accreditation program.

3. Apple and the Department of Veterans Affairs are reportedly in talks to allow veterans to store their health records in their iPhones.

4. Quest Diagnostics now supports Apple's health records feature, making it the second clinical testing laboratory to join the project.

5. The Department of Veterans Affairs tacked $350 million on to its contract estimate for a new Cerner EHR, sending the total cost of its 10-year modernization project upwards of $16.1 billion.

6. IBM's David Kenny is leaving its cognitive solutions business to accept the role of CEO at ratings and data firm Nielsen.

7. Meditech integrated a prescription pricing tool from e-prescribing and medication management solutions provider DrFirst into its newest EHR, a web-based platform called Expanse.

8. Microsoft released an open-source project called FHIR Server for Azure to assist developers in exchanging and managing healthcare data stored on the company's cloud.

9. The National Institutes of Health is partnering with technology company Nvidia to create artificial intelligence tools that support clinical trials.

10. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Foundation named healthcare technology vendor Philips the winner of its 2018 partner award.

11. Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and University of Southern California in Los Angeles partnered with Teladoc Health to study how physicians practicing remote care prescribe antibiotics.

12. Verily, Alphabet's life sciences arm, paused one of its first research projects — contact lenses that aim to measure a diabetic patient's glucose levels.

Copyright © 2024 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars