UCSF CDHI at HACK/HLTH 2019

HACK/HLTH is a health focused hackathon held prior to the HLTH innovation conference happening this week. The hackathon was held in Las Vegas at the MGM Conference center and attracted nearly 200 software participants, most of whom were professional developers. With $80,000 in prizes at stake, as well as 6 sponsor challenge prizes, the event attracted a lot of developers with great ideas to improve healthcare. 

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Artificial Intelligence That Reads Chest X-Rays Is Approved by FDA

New artificial intelligence-powered technology may soon help reduce delays in diagnosing a collapsed lung, or pneumothorax, which is a serious condition that can be treated with quick intervention.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that works with portable X-rays to rapidly screen for collapsed lung. The technology was developed by GE Healthcare and UC San Francisco researchers.

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In The NewsMolly Hovorka
CDHI Goes to FHIR Dev Days 2019: What’s New With FHIR, the Healthcare Data Interoperability Standard that Enables Digital Health

At CDHI we’ve been active in FHIR community and have been actively promoting its adoption, evolution, and advancement over the last 5 years.  A few of the CDHI Technology Team members attended FHIR Dev Days 2019, held at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA, on June 11-13, 2019, to learn about the latest developments around the FHIR standards.  FHIR usage has gained serious momentum, as evidenced by the attendance at this conference.

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BlogSarah Taylor
4 problems industry groups have with the ONC's Trusted Exchange Framework

With the proposed Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is attempting to provide a single "on-ramp" to nationwide data sharing. 

While most industry groups support the goals of this initiative, the timeline for implementation is too aggressive, and the framework is still too broad and does not provide enough clarity as to how it will be rolled out, many organizations say. 

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