Medical Device Integration Blog

AMIA Task Force Calls for Simplification and Speed in EHR Use

Posted by Susan Niemeier, MHA, BSN, RN on Jun 28, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Report Cites MDIS as an Important Way to Meet EHR Goals

The American Medical Information Association (AMIA) Task Force report on the status and future direction of electronic health records (EHRs) is out. And not surprisingly, it finds EHR systems are a mixed blessing. While cutting down information silos, the technology also cuts down physician efficiency and patient care time. As a result, taking full advantage of an EHR’s enhanced patient information is often extremely difficult.

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Tags: Patient Data, Workflow, Industry Forecast, Medical Device Information System, Clinical Documentation

Eyeing Technology Development in 2020... Machine Learning Algorithms

Posted by Stuart Long, CMSO on Jan 13, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

"Looking ahead, the first technology that we believe will drive the future of healthcare is in the area of Machine Learning algorithms, also known as artificial intelligence, neural networks or massively trained artificial neural networks. Given the amount of information being collected from patients in various care settings, the need to provide surveillance and intelligent decision support and/or computer-aided diagnosis to further improve patient care will become imperative. Additionally, the use of this data to ensure early detection and maintain patient’s health will become paramount as the need to understand the enormity of data across such broad environments will exceed the capacity of a single human or care team.

This will be an evolution of existing analytics solutions, and our expectations is that machine learning technologies will become required to ensure the creation of a data overload safety net.

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Tags: Industry News, Health IT, Industry Forecast, Healthcare Technology