We tend to associate Millennials with the proliferation of technology; however, all the key technology improvements that we are witnessing today were effectively developed during the life of the trailing edge Baby Boomers (1956 to 1966). We the “trailing-edge” are the technology generation.
Our children, Millennials, have taken to technology and the creation of applications, at a ferocious rate. Few have used, let alone remember, the typewriter; they are more familiar with the computer keyboard introduced while in grade school.
These Millennials are starting to enter the healthcare system en masse. The leading edge of the Millennials today are 37 years old. They don’t function well without technology and as they enter healthcare, along with their parent’s high healthcare consumption years, healthcare is facing an inflection point and technology is the only answer.
We see Millennials beginning to question everything… I suppose you might say that we taught them right! Millennials are used to sharing their profile information across multiple platforms by simply entering a password and clicking a button. For them, filling out a form in longhand is a foreign concept, though we do it at nearly every visit to a physician.
The latest blog from Grace Century’s portfolio project , Quantum Group’s PWeR, is an insightful look into the future of the electronic health records (EHR) industry.
Quantum CEO, Noel Guillama explains in the article that improved care was supposed to be the result of the drive in recent years to populate the US healthcare system with EHR’s, however little evidence has shown that Meaningful Use Certification (MU-2) has done this. Hence, MU2 is not meaningful to MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) and the associated inefficiencies have potentially cost the industry billions of dollar.
Read the full article by clicking here.
According to a recent report on Health Care IT News, The US Department of Veteran Affairs will shift to a commercial electronic health records (EHR) systems, moving away from the VistA system that it had previously developed in-house.
VistA had been developed to initially to serve both the VA and the U.S. Department of Defense, however last year it was confirmed that each organisation would develop their own system. The VA has, since that point, struggled to develop a system adequate for their needs, thus the focus towards 3rd party commercially-available solutions.
VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, said “I’ve come to the conclusion that VA building its own software products and doing its own software development inside is not a good way to pursue this. We need to move toward commercially-tested products.
This is potentially good news for Grace Century’s EHR project partner The Quantum Group. Quantum CEO Noel Guillama said “The industry about to make a huge leap. We are ready to jump in- we can compete, not for this but for doctors and MSO/ACO looking for real solutions”
Read the full story on Health Care IT News by clicking here.
MediXall Group, Inc. ( OTCQB : MDXL ) is pleased to announce the appointment of its first Medical Director, Dr. Pedro A. Sanchez, D.O. Dr. Sanchez is a graduate of Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and served his residency at Wellington Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Florida. Dr. Sanchez is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and has been a successful family practice physician for over 25 years.
Carl L. Larsen, President of MediXall Group, Inc. commented, “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Sanchez join our team officially. We anticipate that Dr. Sanchez will have a very positive impact on our operation from providing Subject Matter Expertise to assisting in the analysis and review of future acquisitions. Dr. Sanchez’ broad grasp of so many facets of the medical and healthcare industry, including his deep clinical and practice management experience, will greatly benefit the development and deployment of the key portfolio companies that we are building and looking to acquire.”
What could be a better way of securing data rather than a heartbeat? A scientific research team from the Binghamton University believe that heart’s electrical pattern may be used as an encryption key for electronic records.
Currently the complexity and cost of present encryption tools do not allow the full implementation of such data into telemedicine field and mobile healthcare systems.
Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research and Jennifer Doyle, Vice President of Administration of Grace Century recently attended a seminar entitled “The Evolving Role of Video in Today’s Marketing Mix”, that was hosted by Big Wheel Marketing in the Cove Rotana Hotel, Ras Al Khaimah on December 7th, 2016.
Speakers included Adam Kwasniewski from Google, Kunal Badiani from Oracle Marketing Cloud and Cal Barton from Atlas Television and the content focused on the development of video as a medium for marketing and promotion from the best-practice perspectives of cloud technology, online distribution and cutting-edge creativity.
Fast Company reports that Apple has bought Gliipmse, a startup company that is focusing on the development of the comprehensive Electronic Health Records system which will be integrated directly into patients? smartphones.
Gliipmse states personalised and shareable health records across the nation as its company vision.
It is reported that the acquisition happened earlier this year. Nonetheless Gliimpse did not publish any official press releases on that matter, Apple has issued its usual ?non-denial? statement that said the following: ?We buy smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.?
This week, our EHR project partner The Quantum Group, Inc. received some fantastic news. Following an initial submission way back 2009 describing a method to increase the protection of sensitive patient data from malware, Quantum is proud to announce that it has received approval from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its 12th patent.
The increased demand for digital and automative technology in medicine is driving a significant increase in demand for electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) products, according to our recent article in Digital Journal.
The technology behind EMR enables the storage of a huge range of data pertaining to the medical history of patients, delivering fast access of patient information to clinicians and ultimately promoting better clinical outcomes for patients. The prevalence of EMR uptake is especially pronounced in larger hospitals, with a slower uptake currently observed in smaller hospitals however it is felt that this lower uptake is related to the relatively smaller budgets that smaller hospitals have at their disposal.