At HIMSS20, Philips to debut EMS system and AI capabilities for its HealthSuite

At HIMSS20, Philips (Booth 2701) will present its HealthSuite System of Engagement and debut new integrated artificial intelligence capabilities through the HealthSuite digital platform. The enhanced functionality is designed to help healthcare and life science organizations achieve set goals for realizing better health outcomes. And Philips will debut in the U.S. its IntelliSpace Corsium, a web-based clinical dashboard focused on pre-hospital monitoring. […]

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At HIMSS20, Cerner will be talking AI-powered voice technology

EHR kingpin Cerner at HIMSS20 will be showcasing technologies aimed at improving clinical documentation through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. These technologies will include, but are not limited to, voice-assisted tools to help clinicians complete and fill in gaps in documentation. There will always be a need for clinical documentation, so Cerner is focused on how to […]

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Athenahealth’s take on HIMSS20 trends: primary care disruption, AI and competitive data access

Jessica Sweeney Platt, executive director of research at athenahealth, has quite a lot to think about in her role there. She has to stay on top of all of the fast-changing trends across healthcare, and dig deep into all sorts of clinical and administrative details to help guide the company’s strategy. Healthcare IT News asked Platt for some perspective on […]

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AI-powered location services and Wi-Fi boosts patient and visitor satisfaction

Orlando VA Medical Center in Florida is one of seven medical centers that make up the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network, or VISN 8. It serves more than 110,000 veterans in Central Florida and has the challenge of getting patients from point A to point B within its new 1.2 million square foot Lake Hospital. THE PROBLEM The medical center provides […]

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NTT Data, Google Cloud co-developing new healthcare AI tools

NTT Data Services is working with Google Cloud to develop new analytics and AI technologies aimed at boosting the patient experience, streamlining operations and lowering costs for payers and providers. WHY IT MATTERS The two companies will collaborate on cloud-based digital tools to help providers harness data for improved patient outcomes and help payers better engage with their plan members, […]

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Augmented reality glasses may help people with low vision better navigate their environment: Glasses enhance mobility and function in patients who have difficulty with peripheral vision or seeing in low light

Nearly one in 30 Americans over the age of 40 experience low vision — significant visual impairment that can’t be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. In a new study of patients with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease that results in poor vision, Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers found that adapted augmented reality (AR) […]

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A miniature robot that could check colons for early signs of disease

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the device could one day replace the need for patients to undergo an endoscopic examination, where a semi-rigid scope is passed into the bowel — an invasive procedure that can be painful. Micro-ultrasound images also have […]

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EHR optimization can stop common diseases in their tracks

Early detection is a mantra in hospitals: Find a nascent condition before it can morph into something serious and you can alleviate suffering, improve care and save lives. Symptoms can be hidden in plain sight or can be masked by other known illnesses. In these manners, thousands of patients a year fall through the cracks and become seriously ill. WHAT […]

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