Medical NewsComputer Outage at St. Louis Health System Affects EHR Access
On Tuesday, BJC HealthCare in St. Louis experienced a computer outage for 20 hours that affected operations across the health system, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Outage Details According to the Post-Dispatch, the outage occurred from 3 p.m. on Tuesday to about 11 a.m. on Wednesday (Liss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/30). The outage blocked access […]
Online Tool Analyzes Tweets To Determine States’ Caloric Balances
University of Vermont researchers used an online, interactive tool to study the number of calories U.S. residents consume, as well as how they expend those calories, the Washington Post‘s “Speaking of Science” reports. Study Details The researchers used the tool, called the Lexicocalorimeter, to analyze more than 50 million tweets from Twitter users across the […]
DoD: New EHR not about interoperability with VA
When Defense Department officials briefed reporters prior to announcing that the Cerner, Leidos and Accenture team won its EHR modernization contract, they were adamant that so much speculation about the DoD’s ability to share patient information with the Department of Veterans Affairs had been unfounded. “There is not a big interoperability problem with the VA […]
CVS Health, IBM Partner To Develop Care Management Technology
On Thursday, CVS Health and IBM announced they are partnering to bring IBM’s Watson technology to CVS Health pharmacists and practitioners in an effort to improve health care management for patients with chronic diseases, USA Today reports. Background on Watson Technology IBM’s Watson computing system can: Analyze large amounts of information; Develop knowledge over time; […]
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