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AHIMA Develops Tip Sheet to Help Docs Document Opioid Abuse

November 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) released an opioid addition documentation tip sheet to help healthcare providers better document the use and abuse of opioids.

At UCHealth, a Sprint Toward EHR Optimization—at an Individual Level

November 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Having tried numerous methods to improve physician-EHR workflow, UCHealth now deploys the “EHR 2.0 Sprint,” which is a two-week intensive immersion in clinic with a small team.

Health IT Now Calls for Trump, Congress to Take More Steps to Fight Opioid Crisis

October 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT Now, a broad-based coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers supporting health information technology to improve patient outcomes, called for both the Trump Administration and Congress to use “every tool at their disposal...

At Tampa General Hospital, a Newfound Focus on Clinical Process Improvement

October 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Last year, Tampa General Hospital, a 1,011-bed teaching hospital in Florida, initiated a clinical process improvement program aimed at enhancing standardization and efficacy of treatment for conditions identified as high priority.

Three More Providers Receive 2017 HIMSS Davies Awards

October 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Three patient care organizations have received the 2017 global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that improve patient outcomes.

Connecting Patient-Reported Outcomes to EHRs? Consult This Users’ Guide

October 18, 2017  |  David Raths
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As use of patient-reported outcomes becomes more common, many health systems want to integrate the data into electronic health records. A new guide helps steer clinical leaders through some of the challenges involved.

Drilling Down into Important Issues Around the Use of Medical Scribes

October 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Two recent studies are shedding light on some of the challenges inherent in the growing use of medical scribes by physicians in medical practice—and highlighting the need for better professional preparation and standardization of practice among scribes

How Early Sepsis Detection Can Save Lives: A Call for Help During National Health IT Week

October 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The story of Rory Staunton’s tragic death from sepsis in 2012 should serve as inspiration for the medical community to improve surveillance and monitoring technology.

For Documentation Reform, Innovative Processes Breed Better Outcomes

September 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At some point in their push for better quality, clinical and IT leaders realized that if their old processes around documentation weren’t etched in their workflows for the past several years, they would never have started that way.

The Implications for HIT Leaders of Accelerating Market Consolidation? There Are Many

September 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Two new analyses of U.S. healthcare market concentration hold many implications for CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CMIOs and other healthcare IT leaders, in terms of supporting usability, interoperability, and data security

How Natural Language Processing is Helping to Revitalize Physician Documentation

September 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In our September/October cover story, experts discuss how leading healthcare organizations are finding ways to preserve the patient narrative in the note for all care team members involved.

Health IT Stakeholders Have Different Takes on Changes to EHR Certification Program

September 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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While many health IT vendors support the regulatory revisions that ONC announced last week, some health IT associations say a robust oversight process is necessary to hold vendors accountable and are concerned about the potential impact on patient safety.

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