Thursday, July 28, 2016

EYE-OPENING VR APP ON LIVING WITH AUTISM

The National Autism Society adopts Virtual Reality to bring awareness to Autism. This very real video gives ordinary people a taste of what the autism experience is for those afflicted with the disorder.


The sights and sounds of everyday life have become background noise to most of us; for someone with autism, it can be quite terrifying.



Through the power of virtual reality, the National Autism Society wants to give each of us a passing glimpse into what life is like for someone on the autism spectrum. The simulation is a remake of their previous video about a boy with autism who quickly becomes overwhelmed by flickering lights, the whir of the indoor climate control and the ever-present tapping of shoes on the tile floor.

Watch the 360 degree virtual reality version of our TMI film

Following the phenomenal success of our TMI film, we've produced a 360 degree virtual reality version to help you to feel what it might be like to get too much information. You can download the app for free below, get your own cardboard goggles and watch the film on YouTube, or catch the film on tour at a shopping centre near you. The app requires iOS 6.0/Android 4.4 or better and an appropriate mobile phone.



EYE-OPENING VR APP ON LIVING WITH AUTISM




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

ONC releases data for top vendors used in EHR Incentive Program

Where did all that EHR incentive money go ?  What systems were most used to attain the goals of ONC?



figures are from 2011 and 2014



The top 10 certified health IT vendors for hospitals include Cerner, 1,029; Meditech, 953; Epic Systems, 869; Evident, 636; McKesson, 462; MEDHOST, 359; Allscripts, 235; Sunquest Information Systems, 200; FairWarning Technologies, 172; and Iatric Systems, 161.
The ranking, with full results, can be found here.
The top 10 certified health IT vendors reported by ambulatory healthcare professionals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program include: Epic Systems, 83,673; Allscripts, 33,127; eClinicalWorks, 25,524; NextGen Healthcare, 19,676; GE Healthcare, 17,704; Cerner, 15,104; athenahealth 14,570; Greenway Health, 12,704; Practice Fusion, 8,523; and McKesson, 7,347.
The ranking, with full results, can be found here.


The top 10 certified health IT vendors for hospitals include Cerner, 1,029; Meditech, 953; Epic Systems, 869; Evident, 636; McKesson, 462; MEDHOST, 359; Allscripts, 235; Sunquest Information Systems, 200; FairWarning Technologies, 172; and Iatric Systems, 161.
The ranking, with full results, can be found here.
The top 10 certified health IT vendors reported by ambulatory healthcare professionals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program include: Epic Systems, 83,673; Allscripts, 33,127; eClinicalWorks, 25,524; NextGen Healthcare, 19,676; GE Healthcare, 17,704; Cerner, 15,104; athenahealth 14,570; Greenway Health, 12,704; Practice Fusion, 8,523; and McKesson, 7,347.
The ranking, with full results, can be found here.
Many hospitals chose to develop their own proprietary systems. The three leading vendors are Epic, Cerner and McKesson.






ONC releases data for top vendors used in EHR Incentive Program | Health Data Management

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Harnessing The Power Of The Browser To Improve Care


WARNING:  Microsoft's free download offer expires July 30, 2016. After that date you will have to buy the Windows 10 upgrade..

WARNING:  Microsoft's free download offer expires July 30, 2016. After that date you will have to buy the Windows 10 upgrade..

WARNING:  Microsoft's free download offer expires July 30, 2016. After that date you will have to buy the Windows 10 upgrade..
As mobile technology becomes engrained into almost all facets of life and business, the rise of mobile healthcare, or mHealth, is not surprising. Healthcare professionals in private practices, hospitals, retail clinics, and non-profit settings increasingly rely upon mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets to deliver care.
Slowly but surely, mobile technology is being integrated into various aspects of the healthcare — 50 percent of healthcare providers use mobile technology at work on a daily basis — from administrative tasks to diagnosing and treating patients.
How many providers know how to  use their browser effectively to enhance their productivity ? During the past five years SAAS has become prevalent, for EHR, aand many solutions depend upon the browser. No longer is it necessary to download  programs to use them..  Most of the time these SAAS are agnostic (will run with any browser. However the user must have a current version of their browser. Firefox, Chrome, and IE have automatic updates regularly, which usually take place in the background. Older versions of Windows such as XP, and Vista may not be compatible with SAAS software.  Vista now longer has Windows support.  Minimal requirements for Windows is Windows 7. If you have Windows 7,8, or 8.1 Windows 10 an easily be  downloaded from Microsot's Windows 10 download link.  The  entire process is easy and transparent.

Browser-based remote access technology and mobile devices are a perfect combination, allowing healthcare providers to:
  • Save Money On Maintenance And Device Purchases
Giving physicians browser-based access to applications, files, and information removes the need for IT departments to install software on endpoint devices; this virtually eliminates costs associated with endpoint installation and ongoing maintenance.
However, partnering remote access with mobile devices takes cost efficiency a step further by making BYOD initiatives a possibility. Because clinicians can access anything they need to provide care through browsers, they don't need specialty devices — virtually all mobile devices have internet access. With this flexibility, clinicians can use their own devices, reducing the amount of devices that healthcare organizations need to provide for clinicians and thereby significantly decreasing IT costs.

    WARNING:  Microsoft's free download offer expires July 30, 2016. After that date you will have to buy the Windows 10 upgrade..

    WARNING:  Microsoft's free download offer expires July 30, 2016. After that date you will have to buy the Windows 10 upgrade..

    WARNING:  Microsoft's free download offer expires July 30, 2016. After that date you will have to buy the Windows 10 upgrade..

    In addition to giving providers the flexibility to diagnose patients more quickly, remote access allows providers to centrally store sensitive data and patient information without saving anything onto physical devices. Browser-based remote access enhances security and privacy efforts, keeping patient information safe and making it simple for healthcare organizations to comply with HIPAA policies.
    • Improve The Patient Experience
    The use of mobile devices in the medical field is already helping providers meet their main goal of providing high quality patient care in a secure, reliable, and cost effective manner. Browser-based access can increase the benefits associated with mobile technology by helping to streamline and simplify the entire process of administering care, from diagnosis and treatment to administrative tasks. The flexibility to access and administer care from any device and any location allows clinicians to provide even more superior, patient-centered care.
    Browser-based remote access is the key to unlocking the full potential of mobile technology in healthcare settings. The flexibility to provide superior care anywhere and using any device removes limitations and allows healthcare providers to focus on the most important priority: administering care that patients can rely upon.
    WARNING:  Microsoft's free download offer expires July 30, 2016. After that date you will have to buy the Windows 10 upgrade..

    WARNING:  Microsoft's free download offer expires July 30, 2016. After that date you will have to buy the Windows 10 upgrade..

    WARNING:  Microsoft's free download offer expires July 30, 2016. After that date you will have to buy the Windows 10 upgrade..






    Harnessing The Power Of The Browser To Improve Care

    LeanTaaS | Data Driven Optimizations for Hospital Operations

    Data analytics can maximize the potential  capacity of your hospital, ambulatory surgery center and clinic operations 
    Hospitals face a daily operational paradox: scarce resources are both over-booked and underutilized on the same day. This results in underutilized OR rooms, sub-optimal utilization of inpatient bed capacity, long patient waiting times in clinics and infusion centers, and overworked staff. With the new challenges of value based care, staff shortages, population growth & more, it's about to get worse. That's where iQueue comes in.
    iQueue maximizes resource usage by continuously monitoring capacity, forecasting volume, and shaping demand. Patented algorithms apply lean techniques and machine learning to ensure OR utilization is increased, hospital in-patient beds capacity is uniformly utilized and clinic and infusion room patient flow is smoother throughout the day. As a result, patients get more access to treatments and surgeries, staff and patient satisfaction improves, and unnecessary overtime costs go down.

















    iQueue for Clinics improves patient access at clinics with predictive analytics. It mines historic EHR data, learns about operating constraints and staff schedules; and generates optimized provider scheduling templates that "level load" patients throughout the day.
    Some of the nation's largest clinical networks rely on iQueue to increase patient access, lower wait times, and deliver better care at a lower cost.








    LeanTaaS | Data Driven Optimizations for Hospital Operations