GE Healthcare (Waukesha, Wis.) has updated its Centricity Enterprise, a software suite of clinical and financial applications.
According to GE, additional features of the solution include a Web-based portal that provides patients with access to their personal information, including appointments, billing and health history. In addition, the company contends the updated version is supported by the HP NonStop Itanium platform, which increases scalability and supports simultaneous transactions and users.
The software provides caregivers with access to a patient's electronic records, while also utilizing computerized provider order entry (CPOE), which screens medication orders for potential errors, says GE.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.
With the aim of improving patient safety monitoring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently developing and testing an improved patient safety surveillance system.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.