Interoperabilty

electroCore's device provides mild electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve in order to alleviate headaches.
Can futuristic-sounding technologies really drive meaningful outcomes that improve the everyday performance of health systems?
At HIMSS 2017, Patricia Sengstack led a conversation peppered with allusions to books and films from recent memory, bringing a certain levity to the weighty and important topic of patient safety. IT can help enormously, but also create problems of its own.
At HIMSS17 in Orlando, Florida, HCA News spoke with Ashish Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer at Spectralink. Spectralink's communications technology is nearly ubiquitous in hospitals, and Sharma discussed the move from simple, utilitarian devices to the creation of new, integrated touchscreen units.
The main goal, he said, was not merely insuring compliance to regulation, but instead insuring actual security.
The company is confident in the system, with CEO Jim Pearson saying he believes that “it will revolutionize the intracranial neurosurgical market."
Ultra-efficient, bright, and versatile, LEDs have changed various industries. A study recently deemed the promising new device "ready for large clinical trials."
"We really do have the capability of having what everybody wants: a value-based system where the computer works for you and you don’t work for the computer."
"We have international data and interoperability standards now that define every piece of medical information...whether it’s a lab report or a PET scan report or a discharge summary."
It may be possible soon to create bones from transplant using a 3d printer, thanks to a new ink developed at Northwestern.
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