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Image: Fulfilling EHR requirements takes its toll (Photo courtesy of 123rf.com).

EMR Clerical Demands Lead to Physician Burnout

A new study finds that physicians spend almost half their time on electronic health record (HER) and deskwork activities, and just over a quarter of their time with actual patients. More...
21 Sep 2016
Image: The “Speak for Myself” tablet-based communication application (Photo courtesy of Florida Atlantic University).

Communication App Helps Patients Voice Their Needs

An innovative tablet-based application offers intubated and ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients a way to converse with their medical staff. More...
19 Sep 2016
Fluke Biomedical
Image: According to a new study, innovations in information technology (IT) can lead to potential improvements in healthcare quality measures (Photo courtesy iStockPhoto).

Healthcare IT Sophistication Improves Nursing Home Care

Researchers at the University of Missouri assessed annual U.S. national trends in technology adoption over a three-year period, using an IT Sophistication Survey, which provided scores based on IT capabilities, extent of use, and integration, and how they are used in resident care, clinical support, and administrative activities. The target goal of the survey was a 10% representative from each state in the United States, for a total of 1,570 random sample of nursing homes recruited from Nursing Home Compare. More...
15 Sep 2016
Image: Bluetooth signals from a smartwatch transmit a signal to a neural implant reflected to a smartphone via Interscatter Wi-FI (Photo courtesy of Mark Stone/UW).

Interscatter Communication Helps Implanted Devices Exchange Data

A new study describes how small devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, and wearables can talk to other devices like smartphones by using Bluetooth signals that convert into Wi-Fi transmissions. More...
07 Sep 2016

RAPIDComm Data Management System Receives Major Upgrade

Siemens Healthineers has released a major upgrade to the RAPIDComm Data Management System, an informatics solution used to centrally manage in vitro diagnostics (IVD) analyzers and operators at the point-of-care (POC). More...
06 Sep 2016
Armstrong Medical Industries
Image: Screenshots of the myAir application (Photo courtesy of ResMed).

CPAP Tracker App Increases Treatment Compliance Rates

A new, easy-to-use online app for sleep apnea patients helps them achieve optimum continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. More...
31 Aug 2016
Image: Screenshots of the myAir application (Photo courtesy of ResMed).

CPAP Tracker App Increases Treatment Compliance Rates

A new, easy-to-use online app for sleep apnea patients helps them achieve optimum continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. More...
31 Aug 2016


The Health IT channel of HospiMedica informs about healthcare information technology for hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Among the subjects covered are electronic medical record environments, document management, HIS, RIS, PACS, LIM, and others.
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