Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Patient safety jeopardized by EHR downtime, JAMIA says. Healthcare IT News, June 7, 2017. 

Downtime events in hospitals that shut down the electronic health record can come with serious patient safety risks.

2) Teva’s migraine drug clears another hurdle, aims for launch in 2018. Reuters, June 7, 2017.

Teva’s experimental drug to prevent migraines is on course for launch in 2018.

3) ‘Medical Homes’ help patients tackle ailments early. The Detroit News, June 7, 2017.

Continued patient monitoring in medical homes seeks to reduce costs by keeping patients healthy and out of hospitals.

4) Private ambulance crews are part of D.C.’s 911 landscape, but is the change permanent? The Washington Post, June 7, 2017.

The city has a one-year contract with American Medical Response that may be renewed.

5) Epic, Cerner, Allscripts moving to dominate the population health market. Healthcare IT News, June 7, 2017.

EHRs are consolidating to appeal to more hospitals.

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