Texla Health Care News:

Prescription delivery via drone is coming to more cities

by: Andrea Fox

New partnerships with Mayo Clinic and Memorial Hermann Health Systems will bring Zipline's autonomous home-delivery service to Houston, Jacksonville and Rochester, Minnesota.

By outfitting police with telehealth iPads, mental health program saves government $62M

by: Bill Siwicki

Officers in Oklahoma can contact mental health professionals from their vehicles, avoiding ER visits and other risks. In the counties served by the virtual care program, there has been a 93.1% reduction in hospitalizations for mental health crises.

Why Australian clinicians aren't using My Health Record as much

by: Adam Ang

The Productivity Commission has flagged the poor usability of the system despite substantial uptake from consumers and health professionals.

Genome Medical uses specially formatted clinical-grade data to boost genomics

by: Bill Siwicki

As a result, it can now more easily find clinical trial patients matching ultra-rare diseases or mind-boggling clinical requirements.

House Health Subcommittee grills FDA leaders over med device missteps

by: Andrea Fox

Despite the highest agency user fees on record, and granted new authorities to reform and accelerate medical device and biologics approvals, representatives questioned delays in getting products to patients faster.

MediSecure hack: No risk to eRx

by: Adam Ang

Stolen data involved those e-prescriptions issued before the eRx transition late last year.

Geisinger saves $560K in pilot integrating video visits into Epic MyChart

by: Bill Siwicki

Launching telemedicine from within the patient portal – which enables the health system to get electronic signoff on certain documents – is a big boon for compliance and efficiency.

FTC orders Blackbaud to report on data practices

by: Andrea Fox

Calling Blackbaud's security before a major data breach "lax," the Federal Trade Commission said the company allowed a hacker to steal PII and PHI, and ordered it to delete old data and report on its data usage going forward.

Budget 2024: Private hospitals tapped to provide psychiatric telehealth amid crisis

by: Adam Ang

Temporary Medicare items will be in trial soon to allow patients to get admitted and seek psychiatric virtual consultations in private hospitals.

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  • Is Korea turning to AI to resolve ER crisis?

    by: Adam Ang

    It has recently announced a $17 million project to develop a clinical decision support system for public emergency departments.