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Error which caused 80,000 German medical practices to lose their connection to telematics infrastructure has been resolved

A configuration error which led to 80,000 German medical practices losing their connection to the telematics system has now been resolved, according to Gematik, the society for telematics applications. The telematics infrastructure (TI) is the backbone of the German digital healthcare system, supporting data communication between all stakeholders including insured patients, healthcare providers and insurers […]

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How one health system harnessed AI, telehealth to combat coronavirus

When the United States reported its first COVID-19 case in January 2020, the Medical University of South Carolina activated its telehealth response – months before swathes of other health systems rapidly pivoted to virtual care.  By April, that response included virtual urgent care, remote patient-monitoring, continuous virtual monitoring for in-unit patients and a shift in […]

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Atrium Health deploys point-of-care ultrasound to assess COVID-19 patients

Atrium Health announced this week that it’s now widely using point-of-care ultrasound devices to help its assessments of COVID-19 patients. WHY IT MATTERS With Butterfly iQ technology – portable, single-probe, whole-body ultrasound devices developed by Butterfly Network – Atrium clinicians are able to use the tools, which connect to smartphones or tablets, to quickly examine patients in […]

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Cerner Millennium EHR deployed in London temporary hospital

Cerner has been tapped by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service to supply its Millennium EHR system for a 4,000-bed temporary hospital in London. WHY IT MATTERS The so-called Nightingale Hospital will be set up within the 100-acre ExCel convention center in the country’s capital, where Cerner will install its system. It will allow access and record […]