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A Canadian Hospital Leverages IT to Optimize the Prevention of “Code Blues”

March 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, leaders have leveraged leading-edge IT to help optimize processes around monitoring patients in deterioration and averting “code blue” emergencies

UCHealth’s OpenNotes Journey: From a Few Docs to Enterprise-Wide Acceptance

March 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although the OpenNotes initiative—designed to give patients access and ability to read visit notes online—has now reached 12 million patients in the U.S. alone, there has been plenty of pushback along the way, dating back to the beginning of the movement.

Online Tool Helps Patients Comprehend their EHR Notes

March 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A team of researchers set out to create an online tool that simplifies the complex medical terms that appear in clinical notes by replacing it with simple, user-understandable terms.

At Chicago’s Presence Health, Taking a Thoughtful Path Forward into Value-Based Care

March 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Sam Bagchi, M.D., chief medical officer and chief quality officer at Presence Health, based in Chicago, shares his perspectives on the thoughtful path that he and his colleagues are taking forward into value-based and accountable care

One Radiology Chair’s Perspectives on the Use of Teleradiology Firms to Extend Radiologist Capabilities

March 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Phillip Kohanski, M.D., chief of radiology at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut, shares his perspectives on his organization’s journey around the use of external teleradiology services

At HIMSS17, Vivek Reddy, Intermountain CHIO, on the Need to Document for Value

February 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dr. Reddy spoke with Healthcare Informatics at the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando to discuss documentation improvement, changing the dialogue about its value, and more.

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: ONC CMIO Andrew Gettinger, M.D. on Listening to the MD Community Going Forward

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Andrew Gettinger, M.D., ONC's CMIO, shared his perspectives on some of the regulatory burdens facing physicians around quality measurement—and what approaches federal healthcare officials might take to address those burdens

CHIME’s Savickis: Providers Need to Respond to CMS’s Call for Submissions around MIPS “Improvement Activities”

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Mari Savickis, vice president, federal affairs, at CHIME, spoke exclusively with HCI on Monday, during the CHIME-HIMSS Forum in Orlando, on an opportunity for providers to help shape a specific element of the federal MIPS program

LIVE from HIMSS17: How Louisiana Healthcare Leaders Collaborated to Reduce ED Over-Utilization

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A major collaboration between and among the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and physicians and hospitals in that state, has yielded significant results in reducing unnecessary ED utilization statewide

Innovator Awards Semi-Finalist UF Health Jacksonville Moves Forward on Sepsis

February 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At UF Health Jacksonville, named by Healthcare Informatics’ editors as one of the semi-finalist teams in this year’s Innovator Awards Program, clinician leaders have cracked the code on how to determine and intervene on emerging sepsis emergencies

Innovator Awards Semi-Finalist Team: Geisinger Health’s Unified Data Architecture Push

February 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As Joseph Scopelliti explains, Geisinger Health’s unified data architecture initiative is moving it forward into an entirely new era in terms of the capability of leveraging data and analytics to support population health and quality improvement

NIST Testing Supports Safe Practice Recommendations for Copy-and-Paste in EHRs

February 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new report released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows support for two safe practice recommendations for the use of copy-and-paste in electronic health records (EHRs).

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