Healthcare IT Roundup Week of 12/4
EFFECTS OF CRIPPLING CYBERATTACK STILL PLAGUE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY
Government operations throughout the state’s most populated county we distorted and barely functioning after being infected with ransomware. The incident began when an employee opened an email containing a malicious attachment that turned out to be a programming worm. 48 (out of 500) computers have been affected and halted operations at the tax office, parks and recreation, human resources and other departments. The country decided not to pay the ransom and are attempting to rebuild the system.
READ THE FULL STORY HERE > NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY
PATIENTCLICK: TELEMEDICINE MODERNIZING PATIENT CARE AND ENGAGEMENT
PatientClick is a cloud-based telemedicine solution that is designed to modernize the way healthcare providers interact with patients. The company offers a platform which assists clinical and ambulatory care facilities and hospitals to manage and maintain patient data in a discrete and structured format. The telemedicine solution comes with a built-in live EHR interface, which allows clinics and physicians to access electronic health records in an integrated manner. Telemedicine is increasingly becoming an integral part of healthcare infrastructures, facilitating access to affordable, quality care.
READ THE FULL STORY HERE > TELEMEDICINE SOLUTIONS
WOULD YOU ‘PRESCRIBE’ CONSUMER WEARABLE IF EHR’S COULD INTEGRATE DATA?
An increasing number of patients now use wearables to help them track important metrics and better manage their health. Transferring health data from the patient’s technology to the clinician’s EHR is critical if the information is to be effectively incorporated into the patient care delivery and care management process. The Oct. 24 MGMA Stat poll, with 1,104 responses, asked respondents if they would “prescribe” consumer wearables if EHR could integrate data? Included are ten action steps to incorporating data from patient wearables into an EHR.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE > PATIENT WEARABLES
HOSPITAL LEADERS WEIGH IN ON THE 5 TOP OF MIND IT ISSUES FOR 2018
Learn more about these top IT priorities and trends as they compete for your attention in the coming year.
- Consumer-facing technology
- Predictive analytics
- Virtual care
- Artificial intelligence
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE > TOP 5 OF 2018
FUNNY (BUT TRUE) NEWS; WAFFLE HOUSE CUSTOMER WALKS INTO KITCHEN AND COOKS OWN MEAL AS EMPLOYEES SLEEP
When a South Carolina man got a waffle house craving at 3am, he wasn’t going to let anything stop him – including an employee who he says was asleep when he got there. He walked into the restaurant because he said he couldn’t sleep, but after seeing no other workers on the premise and apparently not wanting to disturb the napping person, Alex Bowen decided to take matters into his own hands. His Instagram post showing him making a double Texas bacon cheesesteak melt with extra pickles has gone viral.
READ THE FUNNY STORY HERE > WAFFLE HOUSE