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AMIA Urges More Work on FDA’s Decision Support Guidance

February 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
In comments submitted to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) this week, the Bethesda, Md.-based American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) said new draft guidance is well-timed to initiate a broad discussion over the future of clinical decision support...

Healthcare IT: Where Did it Come From and Where is it Going?

January 11, 2018  |  Joe Marion
commentary
Dan Brown's book, Origin, offers some interesting insight on where cognitive computing is taking healthcare IT

Ochsner Health System Integrates Prescription Drug Monitoring Tool into EHR

January 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
news
Ochsner Health System is utilizing a tool that has enabled the integration of Louisiana's state PDMP information directly into its Epic electronic health records.

Clinical Performance Improvement Leaders Zero In on ICU Challenges

January 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
article
Last month, leaders at the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. released a report on the potential for clinical performance improvement in ICUs in U.S. healthcare, outlining tremendous opportunities for systemic improvement in hospitals

Jessica Ancker to Edit New eGEMS Section on Decision Support for Patient-Centered Care

January 4, 2018  |  David Raths
news
Jessica Ancker, Ph.D., M.P.H., of Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named editor of a new special section in AcademyHealth’s peer-reviewed open access journal eGEMs focused on patient-centered healthcare.

Loma Linda University Medical Center Gets HIMSS Stage 7 Designation

December 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Loma Linda University (LLU) Medical Center and other patient care facilities linked to the health system have achieved Stage 7 designation on HIMSS Analytics’ inpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

The Many Layers of Healthcare’s EHR Gender Identity Problem

December 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
As healthcare providers have shifted from paper records to EHRs over the years, one ongoing challenge has been meeting the needs of transgender patients—specifically being able to properly record their gender identity.

In Michigan, Lakeland Health’s Newfound Focus on Patient Monitoring and Safety

December 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Motivated to improve patient safety, clinical and IT leaders at Lakeland Health have implemented a monitoring system that gives hospital patients an automated early warning score.

Study: Assigning Pharmacy Staff to Take Drug Histories in ED Cuts Medication Errors

December 7, 2017  |  David Raths
article
A research study led by Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles found that when pharmacy professionals — rather than doctors or nurses — take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent.

RSNA 2017: The Year of Image Augmentation

December 5, 2017  |  Joe Marion
commentary
RSNA 2017 is now history. What were some interesting takeaways for healthcare IT?

At RSNA, Industry Sage Joe Marion Scans the Landscape—and Sees Massive Change

December 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Joe Marion, one of the most respected consultants in imaging and imaging informatics, shares his perspectives on what’s been different at this year’s RSNA Conference, and where everything is headed in terms of vendor solutions

Texas Health Resources’ Dr. Saldaña: "We Have to Work Collaboratively to Reduce Barriers to Information Flows"

November 29, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Luis Saldaña, M.D., CMIO at THR, discusses how the Dallas-Fort Worth region is progressing in its value-based care initiatives, in its ongoing HIE evolution, and how organizations such as THR are working to reduce physician burnout.

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