September 14, 2015
IBM's new health-focused venture, Watson Health, opened its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week, amid the same kind of flurry of announcements and partnerships that marked its launch last April. A partnership with Teva Pharmaceuticals was one of the biggest headlines, but the company is also working with ICON, Boston Children's and Columbia Medical, and announced it just received a...
December 12, 2013
Columbia University's Frederick Muench
Text messages have been proven several times to be a positive medium for improving health outcomes. Text message intervention studies for smoking cessation, medication adherence and weight loss have all come back with positive results. Although companies have begun developing more and more apps, tailored text messages that speak to a specific audience...
April 2, 2013
New York-Presbyterian Hospital has big plans for PatientTouch, a platform from San Diego-based PatientSafe Solutions, to help mobilize its electronic health record, improve communication among clinicians, coordinate care and close the loop in medication ordering and administration.
It is a huge undertaking for sure, given that NYP actually includes four hospitals in Manhattan and one in suburban...
November 8, 2012
The iPad continues to be a hugely popular but imperfect tool for physicians, as suggested by two papers presented Monday at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) annual symposium in Chicago.
In two Fairview Health Services emergency departments in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, physicians actually told IT leadership prior to the December 2010 go-live of an electronic medical record...