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Report: Global E-Prescribing Market to Reach Nearly $900M by 2019

November 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The global e-prescribing market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.5 percent from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of $888 million in 2019.

At Small, Rural Hospitals, Telepharmacy Technology is Advancing Pharmacy Practice

November 3, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
Just as with many other areas of hospital operations, healthcare leaders are increasingly adopting and implementing IT solutions within pharmacy departments to streamline medication-management systems, improve workflow and increase patient safety.

McKesson Unveils New Paragon Electronic Health Record Platform

October 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) announced the latest release of Paragon, its electronic health record (EHR) solution.

In Health Affairs Blog, DeSalvo, Washington Share Ambitions for an Interoperable Future

October 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
The immediate past and current National Coordinators for HIT co-author a commentary in Health Affairs online, touting the gains made in EHR adoption, and sharing thoughts on the elements needed to produce a more digitally interoperable healthcare system

A Look at Mayo Clinic’s Daring Enterprise Analytics Leap

September 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Leaders at the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic have made tremendous progress around quality measures reporting, through an enterprise-wide strategic data analytics initiative, the health system’s director of enterprise analytics told Health IT Summit-New...

Study Finds Wide Variability in Effectiveness of CPOE Tools in Pediatric Hospitals

September 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Researchers investigating the safety of CPOE systems at pediatric inpatient facilities found that while systems on average are able to intercept a majority of potential medication errors, their effectiveness varied widely among implementations.

Researchers’ Look at HIT Development: Are their Perceptions of Co-Development Up to Date?

September 13, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
I read with interest an op-ed article in The New England Journal of Medicine entitled “Accelerating Innovation in Health IT." In critiquing provider-based solutions development, did Dr. David Bates and his fellow researchers get it right?

Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities for MD Groups That Are Taking On Risk

September 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the plunge into risk-based contracting, among physician groups—and what the pioneers are learning about risk and about IT and data strategy

It Is Time to Drastically Rethink Password Management in Healthcare? Some Might Say So

September 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
It was intriguing to read an op-ed article in InfoWorld this summer, in which its author suggested that business organization leaders rethink their password management policies and practices. How might such suggestions play out in the unique operating environment...

Study: Ambulatory Physicians Spend Half Their Time on EHRs, Desk Work

September 6, 2016  | 
news
Confirming what many practicing physicians have claimed, a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that during office hours, physicians spent nearly 50 percent of their time on electronic health records (EHRs) and desk work.

One Former HIT Executive’s Perspectives on What Non-HIT Leaders Need from HIT Leaders

September 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Annamalai Ramanathan, who recently made the transition from IT leadership to general administrative leadership in a physician-governed organization, shares his perspectives on what non-IT leaders need from IT leaders these days

Leapfrog CPOE Tool Being Revamped

September 2, 2016  |  David Raths
article
A tool that helps more than 1,400 hospitals evaluate the effectiveness of their computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems from a patient safety perspective is being revised to include the latest formularies, labs, and procedures.

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