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BCBSLA’s tech competition aims to prevent social isolation in seniors

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, the New Orleans Business Alliance and Ochsner Health System are looking for startup companies with innovations that can solve social isolation in older adults. With more senior citizens choosing to age in place and live alone, addressing the prevalence of social isolation has become a global health priority,… Read More »

ECRI’s top health tech hazards for 2020 include EHR errors, alert fatigue, missing MRI data

For its new annual assessment of healthcare technology dangers, the nonprofit safety group ECRI Institute points to misuse of surgical staplers as the top hazard. But a few major health IT risks also round out the list. WHY IT MATTERSECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2020 is meant to keep healthcare leaders informed about… Read More »

How mobile RFID communications and OR workflow tech saved one hospital $1M annually

When Randy Saad first started as director of perioperative services at Los Angeles-based Adventist Health White Memorial, way back in 2005, he faced multiple challenges. THE PROBLEM The primary challenge was case progression. If the first surgery of the day at the 353-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital was delayed, it disrupted the entire schedule for the… Read More »