Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

By Dave Muoio and Laura Lovett 03:07 pm March 6, 2019
Minneapolis-based Allina Health will be implementing PatientWisdom’s information and experience platform within its EHR system. The startup’s tool allows patients to upload information about their personal lives and healthcare expectations into the web portal, which is then surfaced for the provider during their normal workflow. “We are delighted to be working with Allina Health – I’m a big fan...
By Jonah Comstock 04:38 pm February 13, 2019
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have crossed the threshold from theory and pilots to real implementations in hospitals. But the reality of machine learning’s role is a bit different from the idyllic vision of IBM Watson reading the New England Journal of Medicine and setting a care plan, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO Dr. John Halamka said in a talk today at the Innovation...
By Jonah Comstock 03:37 pm July 25, 2017
Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will work with digital health startup The Right Place to help connect its post-discharge patients to the best skilled nursing facilities for them. "Our goal is to help hospitals like BIDMC reduce the administrative burden of matching patients to the right place of care," Katherine Chambers, cofounder and CEO of The Right Place, said in a statement. "...
By Aditi Pai 04:22 pm May 19, 2016
Doctors will eventually begin to write their notes more for patients than they will for their own memories or for other doctors, according to OpenNotes Co-director Tom Delbanco who spoke at the Pop Health Forum in Boston this week. Delbanco discussed some of the impacts OpenNotes could have on both the patient and their provider. OpenNotes, which launched in 2010 as a pilot program to give...
By Jonah Comstock 10:22 am January 28, 2016
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will soon become the latest hospital to incorporate health monitoring via connected devices and Apple’s HealthKit infrastructure. BIDMC @ Home, an initiative the hospital has been working on for the past six months or so, is currently being tested on doctors and IT personnel in the hospital and will roll out to its first cohort of patients in the spring. “...
By Jonah Comstock 02:18 pm December 16, 2015
OpenNotes, the initiative that launched in 2010 to encourage doctors to open up their clinical notes to their patients, has received $10 million in new funding to expand its movement to 50 million patients over the next three years. The funding comes from the Cambia Health Foundation, the Gordon and Bettye Moore Foundation, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...
By Aditi Pai 09:29 am October 26, 2015
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Providence's Miriam Hospital and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center a $1.3 million grant so that researchers can conduct a mobile-enabled study to research weight loss after bariatric surgery. The researchers will begin recruiting participants...
By Jonah Comstock 08:15 am August 18, 2015
Dr. Sigal Bell Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston now has five years of data on what happens when patients have access to their doctor's notes. And from that data, it appears that not only is the arrangement beneficial to patients, but also to doctors -- and to the accuracy and quality of the notes. Researchers at the hospital, led by Dr. Sigall Bell, an assistant professor of...
By Aditi Pai 07:53 am January 27, 2015
Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center received a $450,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund this week to develop a program called OurNotes that allows patients to contribute to their medical records. The program is an extension of the well-known OpenNotes initiative and will include collaboration with a handful of other providers across the country. "This is really building for the future...
By Brian Dolan 09:25 am October 29, 2014
At Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium last week, Beth Israel Deaconess CIO and SVP Dr. John Halamka led a small panel discussion about the rise of wearables in healthcare with a particular focus on the early days of Google Glass adoption by doctors. In his introductory remarks Halamka briefly laid out a vision for why data from patients' wearables will become increasingly important...