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Montefiore Leaders Share Insights on Care Coordination Gaps

John Morrissey
To succeed as an accountable care organization, care coordination has to be planned and executed well, with a big assist from healthcare IT, senior leaders from Montefiore Medical Center told their HIMSS15 audience

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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...

KLAS Report Names Top Vendors at Driving Patient Portal Adoption

April 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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
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
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
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...

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...

In Tacoma, Harnessing Data for Clinical Performance Improvement

April 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Leaders at the Tacoma, Washington-based MultiCare Health System are harnessing data for clinical performance improvement, across numerous areas of activity

Sen. Alexander, Sec. Burwell Talk Fixing EHRs in Congressional Hearing

April 23, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
At a Senate hearing this week Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) , Chairman of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, talked about improving electronic health records (EHRs) with Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sylvia Mathews...

In The Grand Canyon State, Behavioral Health Data Exchange Gets Steeper

April 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In terms of healthcare technology, behavioral health has long taken a back seat to physical health. In Arizona, however, a recently launched HIE is looking to put that notion to bed.

Children’s Hospital Launches Telemedicine Program for Pediatric Obesity

April 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children's Hospital has announced that it will launch a telemedicine program aimed to tackle pediatric obesity.

Researchers: Computer-Assisted Dermatology Tool Can Improve Diagnostic Accuracy

April 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that a computer-assisted tool can improve diagnostic accuracy in assessing skin conditions.

Geisinger Opens Precision Health Center

April 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
On April 20, the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System opened its Precision Health Center, a 14,000-square-foot, $562,000 facility that will serve as the primary location for Geisinger research in northeastern Pennsylvania.