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Empowering Nurses to Address the Persistent Challenge of Medication Errors

November 15, 2016  |  Katherine Kenny, D.N.P., R.N., associate dean of academic affairs, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University
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Medication learning tools provide nurses with the tools and technology that help them better recognize potential for medication error before the point of need.

Organizations Connecting Behavioral Health Providers through HIEs

November 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Health information exchanges (HIEs) are making progress with connecting behavioral health providers with HIE services, in order to facilitate better data exchange, according to two briefs released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) this...

UPMC Enterprises Invests in Predictive Analytics Startup RxAnte

October 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Portland, Maine-based predictive analytics company RxAnte has received a growth equity investment from UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization arm of the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh.

From Information to Knowledge: How Medication Learning Optimizes Patient Outcomes

August 23, 2016  |  Anthony Donato, M.D., M.H.P.E., Gregory Hood, M.D., M.A.C.P.
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Medication learning tools that are concise, evidence-based and delivered at the point of care may reduce variability and errors in prescribing, and could improve the overall patient experience.

More Clarity on Cardiac Bundled Payments: Time to Look at Transitions to Post-Acute Care

August 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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A report in the American Journal of Managed Care online is shedding some light on some of the care transitions that will need to be optimized, as mandatory bundled payments are mandated for cardiac care

Ready For the New World of Mandatory Bundles? Because the Federal Payment Reform Train Is Clearly on a High-Speed Track Now

July 28, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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HHS’s announcement on July 25 of two new mandatory sets of payment bundles for cardiac care is confirming the emerging reality of Medicare reimbursement for hospitals and doctors going forward

OpenNotes Now: How the Movement Will Change the Physician-Patient Relationship

July 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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OpenNotes has already had a major impact on physician documentation, and now provider leaders ponder: What does the future hold for this pioneering movement?

When It Comes to Care and Transition Management, We’ve Got to Get the Basics Right First

July 3, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The details of a recent Washington Post/Kaiser Health News report on a patient safety event involving a fatal pharmacy dispensing error speak to the challenges and opportunities inherent in improving transition management and care management going forward

As Opioid Legislation Moves Forward, AHA, Other Organizations Call for Changes to Part 2 Privacy Rules

May 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Several healthcare organizations are pressing federal legislators to amend the privacy laws of 42 CFR Part 2 to enable providers to access a patient’s entire medical record in order to better coordinate care for patients with substance use disorders.

Yale New Haven’s Interim CIO: Laser-Focused on Right Data, Right People, Right Time

May 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Yale New Haven Health System's interim CIO Lisa Stump shares how the health system's thoughtful approach to deploying health information technology can transform data into meaningful information for clinicians to drive improved outcomes.

Report: Health IT and Patient Identification Errors Are Top Patient Safety Concerns

April 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Within healthcare delivery organizations, when health IT configurations and organization workflow do not support each other, communication suffers, which is why the ECRI Institute cited this issue as its top patient safety concern in its annual executive brief.

Study: Behavioral Health Diagnoses, Visits and Hospitalizations Underrepresented in EHRs

April 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Electronic health records inadequately capture mental health diagnoses, provider visits, specialty care, hospitalizations and medications, which could lead to medical errors, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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