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The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Clinical, pharmacy and informatics leaders at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led a strategic effort to improve patient quality and safety practices by establishing interoperability between the EHR and IV infusion pumps to reduce medication errors.

Enhancing Pediatric EHR Functionality: In North Carolina, One Organization Won’t Give Up

February 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Even today, several issues specific to children raise the risk that EHR usability can contribute to medical errors. In North Carolina, one organization is determined to change things.

Study Finds Health IT Adoption Has Positive Effect on Medical Outcomes

February 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a recently published study, two healthcare researchers analyzed the effect of the adoption of health information technology on medical outcomes since 2011.

North Carolina Joins Interstate PDMP Data Sharing Platform

February 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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North Carolina state leaders have signed an agreement to share prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data across state lines via PMP InterConnect, a PDMP interstate data sharing platform from Louisville, Ky.-based Appriss Health.

Adventist Health System Leverages Analytics to Improve Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills and Performance

January 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Stephen Knych, M.D., the chief quality and patient safety officer at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, is leading an initiative that is improving surgeons’ clinical skills and operational performance, in the key area of robotically...

Yale New Haven Hospital Works with Epic to Create Capacity Command Center

January 26, 2018  |  David Raths
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Yale New Haven Hospital and Epic Systems have worked together to a Capacity Command Center that it says combines real-time data analytics with physical co-location of key operational services to enhance patient safety and care quality.

Chief Quality Officers Seek to Create a ‘Healthy Tension’ in Their Organizations

January 26, 2018  |  David Raths
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Two chief quality officers talk about the challenges involved in overseeing a cultural transformation within their organizations.

AHRQ to Fund Patient Safety Learning Laboratories

January 19, 2018  |  David Raths
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The federal Agency for Healthcare Research Quality plans to spend up to $5 million in fiscal 2018 to support as many as eight patient safety learning laboratories.

How One HIE is Solving its Unique Patient Matching Problem

January 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Leaders at CRISP, a regional health information exchange serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, are figuring out the significant and unique challenge of matching and linking patient identities

Clinical Performance Improvement Leaders Zero In on ICU Challenges

January 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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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

One Expert Looks at the CVS/Aetna Combination through the Broader Lens of Health Industry Change

January 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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David Friend, M.D., the chief transformation officer in the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence and Innovation, shares his perspectives on some of the new business combinations that are disrupting all healthcare sectors

Looking at San Diego’s Healthcare Landscape: What Can Advanced Markets Teach Us?

January 3, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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What can we learn from the leaders of the San Diego healthcare market? As it turns out, a lot—about collaboration, payer-provider relations, taking on risk-bearing contracts, population health—and more. And what the provider and payer leaders are learning in that...

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