Feds Looking to Standardize Decision Support for Ebola Screening in the EHR

October 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Representatives from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) co-hosted a special webinar this week on the use of clinical decision support (CDS) tools in the electronic medical record (EMR) to...

Survey: Mobile Users Show Satisfaction With EHR Systems

October 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
More than half of providers who accessed their electronic health record (EHR) from a mobile device were "very satisfied" with the technology, compared to 28 percent of non-mobile users, according to an updated survey from the Austin, Tx.-based EHR...

Military Healthcare System: Above Average in Doctor-Patient Secure Messaging

October 10, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Military Healthcare System (MHS) is average in many areas but not when it comes to electronic secure messaging, a recently released 90-day review revealed.

Hey Physicians, There’s No Getting Away from Emailing Patients

October 10, 2014     Gabriel Perna
A new study in Health Affairs confirms what we’ve known for a while. Physicians should consider secure electronic communications with patients as part of their job description.

Enterprise Medical Image Viewers Will Come into Vogue, Researchers Predict

October 10, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Enterprise medical image viewers are the hot trend in imaging and will be a core component in the medical imaging informatics ecosystem, a research report predicts.

Across the Pond: Capacity Management System Favored by NHS Lanarkshire

October 9, 2014     Gabriel Perna
NHS Lanarkshire, a part of the U.K.-based government health system responsible for three medium acute-care facilities in Scotland, is using actionable data and capacity management dashboards to better manage healthcare transitions at the acute-care spectrum.

In the Cloud, Image Sharing Made Easy

October 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
When it comes to medical imaging, the days of CDs are behind us. In its place, Children’s of Alabama is using a cloud-based medical imaging network that enables viewing before a patient enters the door.

Ochsner Health System Becomes First Epic User to Fully Integrate with Apple HealthKit

October 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The New Orleans, La.-based Ochsner Health System has announced that it is the first client of the Verona, Wisc.-based Epic Systems to fully integrate its electronic health record (EHR) with the new Apple HealthKit.

Molina Healthcare of Michigan Joins MiHIN as Qualified Data Sharing Organization

October 7, 2014     John DeGaspari
Molina Healthcare, Inc., has announced that its subsidiary, Milina Healthcare of Michigan, has joined the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) as a Qualified Data Sharing Organization. Molina Healthcare of Michigan is one of the largest health-maintenance...

Study: Discussing Portals During PCP Visit Can Increase Patient Engagement

October 7, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Directly engaging patients to use an online portal in the primary care setting can help such practices match or potentially surpass the portal usage rates achieved by large health systems, according to a study in Annals of Family Medicine.

Emergency Physicians Find their Telemedicine Niche

October 4, 2014     John DeGaspari
Given the high cost of a typical emergency room visit, it’s a significant fact that most of ED visits are for minor medical conditions that can be diagnosed and treated virtually. That happens to be the business niche of one provider of telemedicine services.

Always Learning: How One Doc Utilizes Provider-to-Provider Social Media

October 3, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Despite years of training, Jorge Armando Brenes Salazar, M.D. is always thirsting for more knowledge. That’s why like many of his peers, Salazar has turned to a social media platform for medical professionals.
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