Clinical Documentation, Decision Support

Amid a Building Crisis, Could Clinical Decision Support Tools Make a Difference in Managing the Ebola Outbreak?

October 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As developments move forward rapidly in the growing Ebola crisis in the U.S., could the leveraging of strong clinical decision support tools make a difference in patient care organizations?

Penn Medicine Develops Automated Tool for Sepsis

October 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed at the University of Pennsylvania has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis.

Feds Looking to Standardize Decision Support for Ebola Screening in the EHR

October 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Representatives from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) co-hosted a special webinar this week on the use of clinical decision support (CDS) tools in the electronic medical record (EMR) to...

ICD-10 Transition: A Year to Go

October 16, 2014    
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In Washington, Aetna’s Kennedy Offers One Vision of an Accountable Care Future

October 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Charles Kennedy, M.D., CEO of Aetna Accountable Care Solutions, offers his vision of private insurer-sponsored accountable care at the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C.

One Hospital’s Readmissions Reduction Intervention: Strong Program, Little Impact

October 9, 2014     John DeGaspari
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A recent study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco demonstrates how difficult it is to reduce readmissions—especially given the diverse patient populations served by safety-net hospitals with limited resources. In a telephone interview,...

Across the Pond: Capacity Management System Favored by NHS Lanarkshire

October 9, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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NHS Lanarkshire, a part of the U.K.-based government health system responsible for three medium acute-care facilities in Scotland, is using actionable data and capacity management dashboards to better manage healthcare transitions at the acute-care spectrum.

Washington, DC Panel Members Agree: It’s Early In the ACO Journey

October 9, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As healthcare leaders struggle forward to create accountable care organization structures and processes, industry experts reflect on what’s been learned so far—and what still needs to e learned

DC Panel Consensus: In the End, Data Analytics Comes Back to Patients, Communities

October 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
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A panel of industry leaders meeting in Washington, D.C. agrees on the importance of leveraging insights and achievements in data analytics to improve care management and population health management

Molina Healthcare of Michigan Joins MiHIN as Qualified Data Sharing Organization

October 7, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Molina Healthcare, Inc., has announced that its subsidiary, Milina Healthcare of Michigan, has joined the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) as a Qualified Data Sharing Organization. Molina Healthcare of Michigan is one of the largest health-maintenance...

A Debate Worth Pondering: Will Data Protection Liability Insurance Be a Game-Changer for Providers?

October 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
blog
During Monday's CHIME/iHT2 LEAD Forum Event on Cybersecurity, an interesting discussion of the role of liability insurers in data security processes in provider organizations

Mac McMillan: It's Time to Get Serious about Healthcare Data Security

October 6, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As the opening address at the “Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security: A CHIME LEAD Forum Event in Collaboration with iHT2” event, data security guru Mc McMillan pulled no punches in his searing assessment of the current environment
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