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By Laura Lovett December 6, 2017
Using wearable sensors, researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a new method for tracking how nurses in the intensive care unit (ICU) spend their shifts.  The method uses a Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER) system, where nurses wear nonintrusive sensors during their shift. Routers placed around the unit track the devices worn by the nurses so researchers can see what...
By Bernie Monegain September 1, 2017
Healthcare IT giant Cerner and HealthSouth Corporation, the largest provider of post-acute care in the country, are building a Post-Acute Innovation Center. Together, they will develop new technology to boost care for some of the most medically complex patients. HealthSouth and Cerner's collaboration began with the development and implementation of HealthSouth's clinical information system, which...
By Mike Miliard August 24, 2017
Chicago's Rush University Medical Center has filed a lawsuit against Draeger, charging that the patient monitoring system it spent four years and $18 million trying to make work has failed to live up to promises and expectations.   Draeger's Infinity Acute Care System exacerbated alert fatigue for physicians and nurses, "caused Rush clinical, technical and engineering professionals to waste...
By Jonah Comstock April 7, 2017
Sometimes innovation in hospitals means new technology, but sometimes it can just mean better workflows or ways of doing things. Or sometimes, for a new technology to really have value, doctors and nurses need to change their workflow around it. Creating and sustaining this behavior change can be the hardest part of an innovation. At the Pop Health Forum in Boston this week, Dr. Leora Horwitz,...
By Aditi Pai December 23, 2013
1EQ, maker of a health information organizing tool for patients and providers, raised $1.1 million from Kensington Partners and the Ense Group. The first $200,000 was raised in February to get their minimum viable product out, the company said, and the rest was raised recently to create a scalable product and push this product into hospitals and clinics. The company's platform integrates genomic...
By Brian Dolan September 17, 2009
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion’s Fraser Edward made a poignant comment this week to a Canadian newspaper: “Right now information is a bit fragmented and not quite synchronized, but in time it will all be seamless. Then smartphones will truly break the barriers between hospitals and home care. The next couple of years will be about gluing it all together.” If smartphones or wireless sensors...