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Day 2 of Datapalooza: More Providers Seeking Social Determinants Data

April 28, 2017  |  David Raths
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Healthcare Informatics made social determinants of health data one of its top 10 tech trends for 2017. The presentations at the 8th annual Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C., this week confirmed that sharing data across sectors is becoming more important in a...

KLAS Report Examines Adoption of Sepsis Solutions and Impact on Outcomes

April 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Sepsis detection and treatment is taking a big step forward as providers increasingly utilize surveillance and monitoring technology available through electronic medical records (EMR) vendors and third-party providers, according to a new report by KLAS Research.

Six Signs Your Vendor’s Not That Into You

April 25, 2017  |  Dick Taylor, M.D., executive vice president, MedSys Group
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Feeling neglected? Feeling as if everyone but you has a great healthcare information technology (HCIT) vendor? Concerned about the state of your relationship? Here are six signs your vendor is just not that into you.

Working in Diverse Markets, a Healthcare Company Achieves Noteworthy Population Health Results

April 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Alignment Healthcare, a population health company with diverse lines of business, is making documented progress in leveraging data and analytics to fuel leading-edge care management strategies

Stanford Children’s Health CMIO Takes Advantage of Silicon Valley Location

April 2, 2017  |  David Raths
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Natalie Pageler, M.D., chief medical information officer at Stanford Children’s Health, realizes that her clinical informatics team is lucky to be located in the heart of Silicon Valley, where digital health innovation is thriving.

One Industry Expert’s Perspectives on the Work of Clinical Transformation

April 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to considering the potential for clinical transformation in U.S. healthcare, it really is about clinical redesign—facilitated by leading-edge IT—says Nancy Lakier, R.N., of Novia Strategies

In a Top-Heavy EHR Market, Optimization Becomes the Focus

March 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Hospitals and health systems are becoming increasingly focused on getting benefits from the EHR products that they have invested so much money into.

ACP: EHRs Have Great Benefits, but Raise Ethical Questions, Too

March 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Electronic health records (EHRs) should facilitate high value patient-centered care, strong patient-physician relationships, and effective training of future physicians, but they also raise ethical questions, the ACP wrote.

What Do Primary Care Docs Need in Terms of Genomic Clinical Decision Support?

March 23, 2017  |  David Raths
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At the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, work on genomic clinical decision support has started with a focus on primary care.

Clinical Transformation: Brian Patty’s CMIO Perspective on Health System Change

March 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Brian Patty, M.D., CMIO at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, shares his perspectives on where the movement towards clinical transformation is headed in U.S. healthcare

A Canadian Hospital Leverages IT to Optimize the Prevention of “Code Blues”

March 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, leaders have leveraged leading-edge IT to help optimize processes around monitoring patients in deterioration and averting “code blue” emergencies

ECRI Institute Releases Annual List of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns

March 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare providers have troves of information to manage, and the advent of electronic health records (EHRs) has brought this challenge to the forefront, which is why the ECRI Institute cited information management in EHRs as its top patient safety concern in...

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