InterSystems, Cognetivity partner on early dementia detection

The interoperability platform provider InterSystems announced this week that it will partner with Cognetivity Neurosciences to enable broader access to early dementia detection tools.   According to a press statement, the partnership grants Cognetivity access to InterSystems’ IRIS for Health platform.   This, in turn, will allow interoperability between Cognetivity’s…

Columbia researchers develop kidney disease-spotting algorithm

Researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons have developed an algorithm that automatically scours electronic health records to alert physicians to early-stage chronic kidney disease.   The algorithm searches EHRs for results of blood and urine tests before performing calculations to indicate kidney function and damage and…

Top 10 Healthcare IT News stories of 2020

At few times in recent memory has the resolve of hospitals and health systems across the U.S. – and the wherewithal of the information systems and digital data that keep them running – been put to the test quite like it was in 2020. An all-hands-on-deck push from heroic physicians…

“Predictive, proactive, preventive care is not just a vision; it’s something that can be done”

Moving towards proactive preventive care, will require a new approach to data governance as there are privacy implications and interoperability considerations. These were discussed at today’s HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event Evening Keynote: ‘Toward Precision Health – Pushing the Frontiers of Privacy, Interoperability and Digital Literacy’. The Speakers were: Mary…

Wireless sensors that stick to the skin to track our health

We tend to take our skin’s protective function for granted, ignoring its other roles in signaling subtleties like a fluttering heart or a flush of embarrassment. Now, Stanford engineers have developed a way to detect physiological signals emanating from the skin with sensors that stick like band-aids and beam wireless…