Clinical Documentation, Decision Support

VA, IBM to Pilot Watson-Based CDS Study

December 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corporation are joining together to conduct a two-year pilot that will assess clinical decision support through the use of Watson technology.

Innovation on the Plains: Hutchinson Clinic’s Bold Data Moves

December 16, 2014     Mark Hagland
Leaders at Hutchinson Clinic in south-central Kansas have been innovating with data analytics and other activities—even in a still-largely-fee-for-service environment

Real-World Trial of Impact of Patient-Controlled Access to EMRs

December 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
In what is described as the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical record from some or all of their...

In Toronto, a Transnational Discussion on Data Analytics in Healthcare

December 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
At the Third National Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare, held Dec. 2-3 in Toronto, Canadian and American healthcare leaders shared broadly around a range of data analytics-related topics

New York HIE Rolls Out Statewide Clinical Alert System

December 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) is now equipped with a patient alert system, the New York State Health Department announced this week.

Internet Searches Can Predict ED Visit Volume

December 10, 2014     John DeGaspari
The correlation between Internet searches on a regional medical website and next-day visits to regional emergency departments was “significant, suggesting that Internet data may be used in the future to predict the level of demand at emergency departments.

ICD-10: One CMIO Questions Its Value

December 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Although a recent HBMA survey found that its members are more prepared for ICD-10 now than perhaps ever before, not everyone agrees on the purpose of this mandate.

Nebraska Family Care Practice Gets HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award

December 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Fremont Family Care, a small primary care practice in Fremont, Neb., has been named a 2014 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Farewell to RSNA 2014: Have We Reached an Inflection Point?

December 8, 2014     Mark Hagland
Attendees at RSNA conferences of two decades ago could scarcely imagine what the hottest conversations would be like at RSNA 2014, as the radiology and imaging informatics world swirls with change

LIVE FROM RSNA: Can Clinical Decision Support Change Radiology Practice?

December 3, 2014     Mark Hagland
A new medical specialty society-hospital-vendor initiative offers the potential to support fundamental change in radiology practice

University of Iowa Gets HIMSS Davies Award

December 1, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (UIHC) in Iowa City has been named a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

MetroHealth Becomes Stage 7 Recognized Once Again

November 28, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Cleveland, Ohio-based MetroHealth System has been recognized by the Healthcare Information Management and System Society (HIMSS) as a Stage 7 Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) hospital.
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