Weekly News Roundup: June 28, 2019


Data-Driven Care

Data Accessibility and Analytics Enables Data-Driven Emergency Care

Thirty percent of the entire world’s data is generated in the healthcare industry, with valuable information often locked in the EMR. Many times, time-consuming manual processes are required to abstract the data and transform learnings into a usable format for clinicians and administrators to understand performance, drive operations, and inform improvement plans. Read More

American Heart Association, RapidSOS Team Up to Link Emergency Responders with Patients’ Medical Data

When first responders arrive on the scene of medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests, they often have to rely on limited information about patients based on what is communicated verbally to 911 operators. Lacking information like patients’ medical histories, current medications, or emergency contacts can cause critical delays in care. Read More

Inching Toward the Data-Driven Future of Population Health Management

As changing reimbursement models and innovative technologies continue to overhaul the healthcare industry, data analytics and population health management have taken center stage. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data-driven mHealth tools have caught the eye of organizations seeking to deliver better care and improved patient outcomes. Read More

Amazon Alexa for 911? Smart Speaker May Detect Cardiac Arrest

Home devices that use AI may be able to pick up signs of distress and call for help. Amazon Alexa and Google Home could be lifesavers – quite literally. A team at the University of Washington (UW) created a new tool that can monitor people for cardiac arrest through your at-home smart speaker. Read More