Senators Reintroduce Health IT Innovation Bill

April 28, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) have reintroduced a bill that aims to boost innovation in health IT by exempting low-risk medical software and mobile apps from regulatory oversight.

E-Prescribing for Controlled Substances: An Informatics Challenge Worth Tackling

April 27, 2015   |  David Raths
blog
When three-hospital Nebraska Methodist Health System set out to enable e-prescribing of controlled substances, its clinical informatics team found itself with a huge project management task to ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations and a smooth...

HIMSS Observations: Better Late than Never

April 27, 2015   |  Joe Marion
blog
Other obligations limited my time at HIMSS15 and meant that I needed to focus on specific topics. Living within two-to-three hours of downtown Chicago also made it an attractive proposition to attend this year!

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WEBINAR: Healthcare Analytics and Care Transformation: An Organizational Imperative

VIDEO: Reinventing the Healthcare Experience: How Predictive Analytics Help Doctors See a Patient’s Future

ARTICLE: When Smart People Won’t Use Smart Technologies: Avoiding Resistance and Ensuring Success

GAO Reports Three Potential Uses for Electronically Readable Medicare Cards

April 27, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could implement electronically readable cards for beneficiaries and providers for a number of reasons, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

KLAS Report Names Top Vendors at Driving Patient Portal Adoption

April 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Among rated vendors, Epic, athenahealth and Medfusion are the most effective at helping their customers drive patient portal adoption, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

CHIME Board Member Indranil Ganguly: Time for CIOs to Deliver Excellence

April 27, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
During the CHIME CIO Spring Forum, held April 12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Indranil (Neal Ganguly), CIO of JFK Health System and a CHIME board member, shared his perspectives on CIOs’ future

Ochsner Health System to Manage Chronic Diseases with Apple Watch

April 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System is using the recently launched Apple Watch to help manage patients suffering from chronic diseases.

Washington Debrief: Telehealth Subject of Senate Hearing, Legislation

April 27, 2015   |  Leslie Krigstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy
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Telehealth services and rules governing the reimbursement of such services under Medicare were a hot topic on Capitol Hill last week. Legislators are seeking opportunities to instruct Medicare to reimburse for the delivery of telemedicine services in the same...

Join Us: HCI to Host Post-HIMSS Tweet Chat on April 27th

April 27, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
news
The editors of Healthcare Informatics will be hosting their third tweet chat today, Monday April 27 at 1:30 pm. The tweet chat will be a review of all things HIMSS15.

New York-Presbyterian: Dashboards at the Nursing Unit Level Drive Quality Outcomes

April 26, 2015   |  David Raths
blog
Reports based on electronic health record data that is two months old is of limited value to nurses trying to manage pain in a cardiac unit. But a dashboard view of current patients, with the patients who have reported a pain level greater than 7 in red, provides...

Enterprise Imaging: The “New World” of Clinical Imaging & Imaging IT

April 24, 2015   |  Don Pittman
article
A serious paradigm shift has surfaced throughout the world of medical imaging, being described as “Enterprise Imaging” (EI). What is EI? Why is it important? What are the benefits? How does one construct and effectively manage an EI strategy / program?

Blogs

E-Prescribing for Controlled Substances: An Informatics Challenge Worth Tackling

April 27, 2015   |  David Raths
When three-hospital Nebraska Methodist Health System set out to enable e-prescribing of controlled substances, its clinical informatics team found itself with a huge project management task to ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations and a smooth rollout.

HIMSS Observations: Better Late than Never

April 27, 2015   |  Joe Marion
Other obligations limited my time at HIMSS15 and meant that I needed to focus on specific topics. Living within two-to-three hours of downtown Chicago also made it an attractive proposition to attend this year!

New York-Presbyterian: Dashboards at the Nursing Unit Level Drive Quality Outcomes

April 26, 2015   |  David Raths
Reports based on electronic health record data that is two months old is of limited value to nurses trying to manage pain in a cardiac unit. But a dashboard view of current patients, with the patients who have reported a pain level greater than 7 in red, provides an actionable...

The Pain (and Gain) of Building a Private HIE in NYC

April 24, 2015   |  David Raths
NYU Langone Medical Center has been working to build a private health information exchange to link 200 practices and 1,900 clinicians using 26 different EHRs as the state and country work toward building larger exchanges.

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