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Room for Improvement in Bar Code Administration, Leapfrog Report Finds

April 12, 2018  |  David Raths
Almost every U.S. hospital has implemented bar code medication administration (BCMA), but a new report found that only 34.5 percent fully meet all four requirements for deploying the technology effectively.

In a Rural New Mexico Clinic, Leveraging IT to Optimize Patient and Activity Flow

April 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
Dan Hamilton, COO of the Nor-Lea Hospital District in rural southeastern New Mexico, has been leading an IT-facilitated initiative that is optimizing patient and activity flow in a rural outpatient clinic setting

New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Revalidated as EMRAM Stage 7

January 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Due to its use of RFID technology to improve patient care and outcomes, New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (NYPBMH) has received acute care Stage 7 revalidation on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Friend or Foe? “Indoor GPS” for Healthcare

July 16, 2015  |  Joe Bormel, M.D.
Indoor GPS makes Wayfinding easy and hiding bad handwashing practices hard. Extending continuous, location-based services from street maps to inside buildings is now happening. Some of the inevitable implications for health and care transformation are clear cut...

Next Generation Technologies at the HIMSS Conference

April 30, 2015  |  Joe Bormel
There were several surprises for me this year around geomapping and location-based services in general. It changed and advanced my thinking, both about information technology in retail consumer services, as well as healthcare population management analytics...

AHRQ Funds Study on Impact of EHRs and MU Criteria in ERs

October 31, 2014  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has funded a study to investigate the impact of electronic health records (EHRs) and meaningful use criteria on emergency department workflow at two New York City hospitals.

Premier Inc. Buys Clinical Surveillance Software

August 5, 2014  |  Gabriel Perna
The Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. has acquired TheraDoc, a provider of surveillance software, for $117 million in cash, the company announced this week.

Infection Surveillance Systems Poised for Growth, Report Finds

July 15, 2014  |  Gabriel Perna
Infection surveillance systems, outreach services and patient acuity are poised for growth, according to a recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics report.

Cleaner Hands, Lower HAIs, When Healthcare Workers Know Hand Hygiene Auditors are Present

July 9, 2014  |  John DeGaspari
Hand hygiene rates were found to be three times higher when auditors were visible to healthcare workers than when there were no auditors present, according to a study in a Canadian acute care hospital.

How Community Hospital Used Health IT to Conquer MERS

June 12, 2014  |  Gabriel Perna
It was not the best place to be in. Community Hospital had the distinct notoriety of having the first patient in the U.S. with a confirmed case of MERS, a deadly viral respiratory illness that can spread like wildfire. In making sure that didn’t happen the...

Moving Forward on Medication Administration Safety at Billings Clinic

April 26, 2014  |  Mark Hagland
At the Billings Clinic in Montana, Jacob Thiesse, PharmD, has been spearheading an important interoperability initiative that is improving medication administration-driven patient safety

The Ultimate Safety Net: EMR and Infusion Pump Interoperability

November 27, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, a 381-bed facility in Minneapolis, has integrated the hospital’s infusion pump system and electronic medical record (EMR). The resulting technology, done via barcode scanning, has helped the hospital cut down on...


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