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Northern California healthcare system Sutter Health announced today that has begun a pilot with startup Ferrum Health, to use AI to monitor the work of radiologists and catch preventable medical errors in patients with lung cancer. Ferrum is a new startup founded by Pelu Tran, who previously founded and led Google Glass company Augmedix. It’s an AI company, but rather than building its business model on selling particular algorithms, it’s focused on deploying existing algorithms in a...

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HIT Consultant | February 17, 2020

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Medtronic, a global provider of medical technology solutions and services, announced the acquisition of Digital Surgery, a London-based privately-held pioneer in surgical artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, and digital education and training. The acquisition of Digital Surgery will strengthen the Medtronic robotic-assisted surgery platform and has applicability for the Medtronic broader portfolio. Today there are 5 billion people without access to safe surgical services. Surgical d...

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EHRIntelligence | January 16, 2020

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Eighty-four percent of EHR users are dissatisfied with the technical service and basic software account support from current EHR and HIT vendors, according to a 2020 Black Book Research survey. Since the HITECH Act was signed into law in 2009, EHRs have not only been more prevalent, but they have continued to change and evolve. However, technical service from EHR vendors hasn’t kept up with the constant change, according to high-level hospital tech managers. Healthcare software support is ...

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HealthITAnalytics | February 17, 2020

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Across the healthcare landscape, it is now widely understood that the social determinants of health (SDOH) have a major impact on health outcomes, care quality, and medical costs. An individual’s race, ethnicity, income level, or geographic location often has more influence on her physical and mental health than clinical factors, and the industry has made a concentrated effort to better address these social determinants. From smaller-scale, community-based initiatives to programs spanning ...

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Healthcare IT News | February 18, 2020

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SUTTER HEALTH TAPS FERRUM HEALTH FOR AI-BASED 'SAFETY NET' FOR LUNG CANCER SCANS

Northern California healthcare system Sutter Health announced today that has begun a pilot with startup Ferrum Health, to use AI to monitor the work of radiologists and catch preventable medical errors in patients with lung cancer. Ferrum is a new startup founded by Pelu Tran, who previously founded and led Google Glass company Augmedix. It’s an AI company, but rather than building its business model on selling particular algorithms, it’s focused on deploying existing algorithms in a...

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HIT Consultant | February 17, 2020

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MEDTRONIC ACQUIRES AI-POWERED SURGICAL SIMULATION PLATFORM DIGITAL SURGERY

Medtronic, a global provider of medical technology solutions and services, announced the acquisition of Digital Surgery, a London-based privately-held pioneer in surgical artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, and digital education and training. The acquisition of Digital Surgery will strengthen the Medtronic robotic-assisted surgery platform and has applicability for the Medtronic broader portfolio. Today there are 5 billion people without access to safe surgical services. Surgical d...

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EHRIntelligence | January 16, 2020

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BETTER TECHNICAL SERVICES NEEDED TO IMPROVE EHR USER SATISFACTION

Eighty-four percent of EHR users are dissatisfied with the technical service and basic software account support from current EHR and HIT vendors, according to a 2020 Black Book Research survey. Since the HITECH Act was signed into law in 2009, EHRs have not only been more prevalent, but they have continued to change and evolve. However, technical service from EHR vendors hasn’t kept up with the constant change, according to high-level hospital tech managers. Healthcare software support is ...

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HealthITAnalytics | February 17, 2020

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Across the healthcare landscape, it is now widely understood that the social determinants of health (SDOH) have a major impact on health outcomes, care quality, and medical costs. An individual’s race, ethnicity, income level, or geographic location often has more influence on her physical and mental health than clinical factors, and the industry has made a concentrated effort to better address these social determinants. From smaller-scale, community-based initiatives to programs spanning ...

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