Information technologyToward a safer health care system | The Journal of the American Medical Association
Clinical data taken from electronic health records should be used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop algorithms that can find causes of preventable errors, according to a new Viewpoint article published in JAMA.
Health information technology investments rise in first quarter | Health Data Management
Two recent reports suggest soaring investor interest in the healthcare information technology sector, citing high growth rates for its companies and rapid transformation in the industry, leaving providers in search of IT solutions.
How can Rush predict who's got Zika or Ebola? Artificial intelligence | Chicago Tribune
In days of yore, doctors would have to exhaust the obvious possibilities — like a flu or allergic reaction — before finally figuring a patient was suffering from Zika virus. But Rush University Medical Center says its predictive software, a system called Guardian, helps alert doctors to a possible diagnosis hours faster than physicians normally would.
PharmaceuticalsAdvent, Baxter preparing bids for India's Gland Pharma: sources | Reuters
Advent International and Deerfield, Ill.-based Baxter International are readying separate bids to purchase Indian drug maker Gland Pharma.
PhysiciansMore and more doctors want to make marijuana legal | The Washington Post
Doctors for Cannabis Regulation will announce its formation Monday as the first national organization of physicians calling on both states and the federal government to make marijuana legal in the interest of public health. The new group consists of more than 50 physicians, and includes a former surgeon general and faculty at medical schools around the country.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceEHRs may be inadequate in capturing mental health diagnosis, study finds | Healthcare IT News
The diagnoses of 27.3 percent of patients with depression and 27.7 percent of patients with bipolar disorder were missing from their primary care electronic health records, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association has found.