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.Read More
The Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) at UCSF is offering developers, designers, and entrepreneurs the chance to collaborate with the organization for six months to develop an idea for potential commercialization. This opportunity is being offered as a prize during this year’s HLTH hackathon for the UCSF Health / CDHI challenge. HLTH takes place from October 25 - 27 in Las Vegas.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Five years into the nation’s 10-year interoperability roadmap, where do we stand? For new draft regulations just out from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), what is our polestar? Are we halfway there yet?Read More
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.Read More
Providers, vendors and other healthcare stakeholders are split on whether the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's proposed rule will effectively tackle information-blocking, or whether its mandates will unintentionally curtail innovation.Read More
Of the hundreds of pages of comment letters from healthcare and health IT groups sounding off on the recently proposed information blocking rule, there seems to be one consistent theme: The timeline is too aggressive and will pose burdens to providers and vendors.Read More
Informatics leaders from the University of California, San Francisco’s Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) are urging the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to include “write” as well as “read” access for FHIR-based application programming interfaces in its new interoperability rules.Read More
Over the past decade, our patients have had increasing access to their own health data via electronic patient portals. Now, in an exciting transformation in health care, patients are shifting from simply accessing their health data to more directly managing and using it to improve their health and care.Read More
Let’s start with a prediction: By 2025, everyone with diabetes will be tracking their blood sugar with devices called continuous glucose monitors, and it will be common for many people without diabetes to dabble in tracking, too.
At RSNA, new applications and smart devices make it easier for hospitals to develop algorithms and manage data for imaging and precision medicine.Read More
Newly announced apps and AI-powered devices built on “Edison” demonstrate why an ability to integrate data from millions of systems and devices may bring real change to the healthcare industryRead More