According to a study done by Mayo Clinic physicians in Arizona, electroencephalogram or EEG results can effectively be evaluated through tablet computers. The neurologists at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, who presented their findings at the American Academy of Neurology conference in San Diego, say that being able to read EEG results from anywhere will help patients in the long run.
The researchers were looking to see if an EEG, which is a procedure that uses electrodes attached to a person's scalp to detect electrical activity in the brain, could be interpreted through a tablet, instead of a traditional laptop. Not only could it analyze the results, the researchers say it weighed less, had a faster boot-up time, and had a comparable screen resolution. However, they did note the screen size was smaller.
"With high volumes of EEGs and multiple systems and facilities to read from, the efficiency of technology is essential to many physician practices," Matthew Hoerth, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, said in a statement. "Despite the marginally smaller screen size, the ease of use, accessibility, and reliability make the tablet a viable option for its integration into the tele-EEG practice.
North Carolina-based health IT company Lenovo Health and Orbita, a Boston-based connected home healthcare company, launched a virtual home care solution and showcased the technology at HIMSS17 in Orlando.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced five winners in Phase 2 of the “Move Health Data Forward” Challenge, a contest to develop solutions to help with the flow of health information.
At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando on Monday, The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) unveiled NATE’s Blue Button Directory (NBBD) and is demonstrating it as part of the Federal Health Architecture’s demonstrations in the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase.
At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando, the nonprofit Regenstrief Institute announced a partnership with analytics vendor Health Catalyst involving Regenstrief's artificial intelligence-powered text analytics technology.
Cybersecurity has been elevated to a central concern for healthcare providers, with more attention at the board level and the C-suite, according to a new survey by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The study found that 42 percent of organizations have a vice president or C-level official in charge of cybersecurity and for 39 percent of organizations, the head of cybersecurity is at the director level.