Clinical Documentation, Decision Support

AHRQ Grant Awarded to Study Impact of Health IT on Patient Safety

September 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded three healthcare organizations a $300,000 grant to study the impact of health IT on patient safety.

A Glass Half-Empty Or a Glass Half-Full? Parsing the ACO Evidence in Real-Time

September 21, 2014     Mark Hagland
Is there a proper place on the spectrum between cynicism and optimism at which to rest, when it comes to assessing last week’s publication by CMS of ACO program results?

Achieving Statewide Connectivity and Interoperability Down Under: New South Wales’s Experience So Far

September 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
New South Wales, the most populous state in Australia, is in the middle of groundbreaking work that is making EHR data and diagnostic images available at an unprecedented level of access and seamlessness, on behalf of that state’s people

What Do CMS’s ACO Programs’ Results Really Mean? One Industry Observer’s View

September 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
On Sept. 17, CMS announced results coming out of the Pioneer ACO Program and Medicare Shared Savings Program. The Advisory Board Company’s Tom Cassels has nuanced views on what those results really mean.

At Geisinger, the Path is Paved to Patient Empowerment

September 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
On September 16, at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in New York City, Geisinger’s Gregory Moore, M.D., Ph.D., presented on how the integrated health system is transforming care through patient analytics and engagement.

More Accurate Insights Into What Drives Readmissions

September 17, 2014     David Raths
Carolinas Healthcare's Patient Centered Point of Care Clinical Decision Support tool segments hospital patients into four readmission risk groups and provides case managers with recommended interventions. More than 200 case managers are using the tools and...

‘Just in Time’ Method Cuts Wait Times to See the Doctor

September 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
Using a pain clinic as a testing ground, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a management process first popularized by Toyota in Japan can substantially reduce patient wait times and possibly improve the teaching of interns and residents.

Texas Health Resources COO Talks Innovation, Strategy—and Faith

September 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
Jeffrey Canose, M.D., who in early September was named senior executive vice president and COO of the vast Texas Health Resources integrated health system, shares his perspectives on his organization’s assertive push into the future of healthcare

Clearing the Air on the ICD-10 Transition: AHIMA’s Policy and Coding Leader Speaks Out

September 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
Sue Bowman, Senior Director, Coding, Policy, and Compliance, at the American Health Information Management Association, shares her perspectives on the current moment in the journey towards the ICD-10 transition

An Evolving Organization in an Evolving Environment Turns to Analytics

September 10, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Michael Hunt, D.O., CMIO and CIO at St. Vincent’s Health Partners Inc., talks about leveraging analytics for quality improvement, in advance of the Health IT Summit in New York, to be held September 16-17 at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center.

Challenges for Population Health: A Clinical and Technology Approach

September 10, 2014     Dave Levin, M.D. and Pete Rivera
Now with Patient Centered Medical Home, Meaningful Use and Accountable Care we are seeing a shift in how we view this information. Data is now a valuable asset to be used as a patient health tool, not just for payment and operations.
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