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LIVE From HIMSS17: HIE Leaders Discuss Sustainability and Emerging Services to Deliver Value

February 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a pre-conference session at HIMSS17 on Sunday, executive leaders at three HIE organizations addressed the issue of HIE sustainability and discussed emerging HIE services to provide actionable, agile data to healthcare providers at the point of care.

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: IBM’s Rometty: Cognitive Computing Has Put Us on the Verge of a “Golden Age” in Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty told HIMSS17 attendees in her opening keynote address that cognitive computing in healthcare “is mainstream, and it is real,” and predicted a “Golden Age” for healthcare worldwide, through AI-facilitated advances

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 Award Runner-Up Lakeland Health Targets Hemorrhage Risk in Labor and Delivery

February 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Lakeland Health, named a semi-finalist in the 2017 Innovator Awards Program, has applied EHR technologies within its OB department to support care providers in identifying warning symptoms in a timely manner to avoid complications and improve maternal health.

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

Providence Regional Medical Center Receives HIMSS Stage 7 Certification

February 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Providence Regional Medical Center’s use of an electronic health record (EHR) has resulted in improved care for patients both during their hospital visits and once they have returned home.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-Place Winning Team—Allina Health

January 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Allina Health in Minneapolis, senior leaders have leveraged data and IT at a very deep level to rework cardiovascular care processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs

Hospital-Acquired Conditions Cases Plummet: Good News, on Multiple Fronts

January 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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One area in which progress appears to be steady in U.S. healthcare has been in efforts to reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, particularly hospital-acquired conditions—as noted in a report published in December by HHS

Inland Empire Health Plan’s Clear-Eyed HIE Strategy

January 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Bradley Gilbert, M.D., CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan, and also chairman of the board of the Inland Empire HIE, shares his perspectives on the importance of health information exchange to good care management

From Sydney, Australia, Emory Healthcare Leverages Tele-ICU to Address Specialist Shortages

December 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Emory Healthcare is collaborating with Sydney-based Macquarie University’s MQ Health program on a pilot project that enables Emory's critical care specialists stationed in Sydney to deliver remote intensive care services to Atlanta-based patients.

Report: States Should Mandate Prescriber Use of PDMPs to Combat Opioid Misuse

December 16, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Mandating that prescribers use prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) is the single most effective way to increase prescriber use of the tool, which can play a critical role in curbing prescription opioid misuse, according to a report by Pew Charitable...

For Hospitals, Patient Misidentification Impacts Patient Safety, Productivity and the Bottom Line

December 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Patient misidentification costs clinicians close to 30 minutes in wasted time per shift and contributes to 35 percent of all medical claims being denied, according to a recent survey of care providers compiled by The Ponemon Institute.

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