The Institute for Health Technology Transformation publishes a report outlining strategies for health organizations planning to implement big data solutions. Among the major hurdles organizations will need to overcome are data fragmentation — the warehousing of data in disparate proprietary systems — and data usability issues resulting from key clinical information being captured in an unstructured form.
Recently launched health startup QPID raises $4 million in early fund raising, beating its goal of $3 million. QPID launched on St. Valentine’s day with aspirations of delivering an intelligent EHR search feature.
Improved medical device interoperability could result in up to $30 billion in annual healthcare savings, according to a report released by West Health Institute. Joseph Smith, MD, chief medical and science officer, testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce about the findings during week-long hearings on innovation in health IT.
Industry leaders from the mobile health market testified before Congress addressing the delayed publication of a final FDA regulatory policy over mobile health apps. The panel resoundingly concurred that the FDA should finalize plans quickly because the uncertainty is stifling innovation and funding.