Nurses using computing devices over wireless networks are frustrated with the frequency of dropped connections resulting in lost application and session data, according to a study by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass Consulting Group.
According to Spyglass, nurses interviewed were also concerned that stringent IT security policies impede nursing productivity, with nurses logging in/out of systems upwards of 80 times per day.
In addition, the study found that nurses are using clinical information systems but not necessarily in real-time nor at point of care. Seventy-six percent of acute care nurses reported that mobile clinical carts remain abandoned in the hallway where they are being used as a fixed location terminal.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.
Englewood, Colorado-based health system Catholic Health Initiatives is in merger talks with San Francisco-based Dignity Health to potentially create one of the largest nonprofit health systems by revenue in the country.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) received the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) annual Grace Award in recognition of its leadership in health information management.