ARUP Laboratories (Salt Lake City, Utah), a national medical reference laboratory, has released its ARUP Consult 2.0 — the physician's guide to laboratory test selection and interpretation.
According to ARUP, the software is designed to help physicians stay up-to-date on changing laboratory information, and has expanded to offer more than 1,500 tests categorized by disease-related topics.
Topic entries include the following features:
Â· Clinical background information, test ordering suggestions, and concise diagnostic advice.
Â· Congruent with and links to national guidelines and relevant references.
Â· More than 40 algorithms to support clinical decision-making.
Â· Updated and new content released every eight weeks.
Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic was the victim of a ransomware attack on its IT systems in August, affecting more than 33,000 patients, according to multiple news media reports this week.
Healthcare organizations are once again urging U.S. Senate and House leaders to protect the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from more budget cuts for 2017.
Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has announced two pilot demonstrations with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to determine how patient-generated health data can be used by care teams and researchers.
Several researchers from the University of Pennsylvania addressed the ethics of behavioral health IT as it relates to “frequent flyer” icons and the potential for implicit bias in an article published in JAMA.
St. Joseph Health (SJH) has agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules following reports that files containing sensitive health data were publicly accessible through Internet search engines from 2011 to 2012.
The Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) plans to partner with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to create a pediatric specialty consultation service using telehealth for American Indian and Alaska Native children served by IHS.