EMR/EHR

Improving the Health of Communities in Haiti

October 23, 2014     Mark Hagland
article
A healthcare IT vendor-sponsored non-profit organization is helping to facilitate improved, health record-facilitated healthcare delivery in rural Haiti

HHS Announces $840 Million Initiative for Value-Based Medical Reform

October 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the agency is making a $840 million investment into value-based coordinated care initiatives in an effort to further healthcare reform.

IBM’s Real-Time Analytics to Provide Docs with ‘Critical Health Insights’

October 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
IBM and the San Antonio, Tx.-based mobility solutions vendor AirStrip are teaming up to develop a mobile monitoring solution to help clinicians predict declining health in acute and critically ill patients.

In Manhattan, One Radiology Group Pushes Ahead on Meaningful Use

October 22, 2014     Mark Hagland
article
As the meaningful use process evolves forward, many radiology group leaders continue to face questions around MU in the radiological context. But East River Medical Imaging in Manhattan is pushing ahead anyway.

Medication Preparation Improved with a Web-Based Tool

October 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In pediatric emergencies, medication doses must be prepared accurately and quickly. A recent University of Kentucky study has shown that a web-based medication reference tool has helped with both preciseness and speed compared to traditional methods.

Mercy Health of Cincinnati Awarded with Stage 7 and Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards

October 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
HIMSS Analytics has awarded four Mercy Health of Cincinnati hospitals with Stage 7 Awards, and all of its associated ambulatory clinics, located throughout Ohio and Kentucky, with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.

Striving Forward, Atrius Health Focuses on ACO-Driven Learning

October 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At Atrius Health, a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups in Massachusetts, mastering the ins and outs of the Pioneer ACO Program is part of a long-term strategic plan

Washington Debrief: ONC Receives Praise and Criticism for Interoperability Roadmap

October 20, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) introduced a new set of details regarding their interoperability roadmap last week, garnering both praise and criticism during a joint meeting of the Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards committees...

Nurses Dissatisfied with EHRs, Report Finds

October 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Much has been made of doctors’ dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs) but a new report details that nurses are as equally disenchanted with the software systems.

AMA’s Letter Outlines Recommendations for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use

October 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
The American Medical Association (AMA) sent a letter this week to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) with recommendations for Stage 3 of meaningful use.

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

October 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
blog
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
news
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.
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