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Pew Charitable Trust Urges VA to Prioritize Interoperability, Patient Safety

August 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs to prioritize the interoperable exchange of health data and improved patient safety as it transitions from its VistA electronic health record (EHR) system to a commercial-off-the-shelf EHR system provided by Cerner.

White House Opioid Commission Calls for State, Federal PDMP Interoperability

August 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In an interim report on responding to the opioid crisis, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis urged President Donald Trump to lead an effort to have all state and federal prescription drug monitoring databases (PDMPs) share...

GUEST BLOG: Let’s Bring Warmth and Empathy to Digital Health

July 31, 2017  |  A. Marc Harrison, M.D.
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A. Marc Harrison, M.D., president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, offers insights on how patient care organization leaders can pursue strategies that are both high-tech and high-touch at the same time—for better outcomes and improved satisfaction.

Could Cybercriminals Be on the Verge of Executing a New, Terrible Type of Attack on Healthcare?

July 31, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A team of writers, in a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” op-ed, articulates the dangerous potential ahead for a truly unprecedented type of attack on patient care organizations—the possibility of direct manipulations of patient data

Almost 80 Percent of Clinicians Still Use Hospital-Issued Pagers

July 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A study examining the communication technologies used by hospital-based clinicians found that close to 80 percent (79.8 percent) of clinicians continue to use hospital-provided pagers and 49 percent of those clinicians report they receive patient care-related...

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Plunging Ahead into Wearable Technology and Care Redesign

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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David Levine, M.D., a practicing general internist and research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses the use of wearable technology in lieu of inpatient care, and delves into the opportunities, and challenges, of harnessing wearable data.

Charleston Area Medical Center’s Patient Education-Fueled Readmissions Breakthrough

July 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Charleston Area Medical Center, clinical and administrative leaders have leveraged their patient education program to make serious inroads in readmissions reduction in important chronic disease areas, including CHF and COPD

NewYork-Presbyterian Adds Pediatric Urgent Care to NYP OnDemand Platform

July 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital has launched Pediatric Urgent Care, the latest online service offering from NYP OnDemand, a suite of digital health services deployed by the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare system, which services the New York...

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Scaling Telemedicine to Fill Gaps in Specialized Care

July 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, a particular group of subspecialists, pediatric ophthalmologists, are using the technology to fill gaps in specialist care in developing countries, with the goal of eliminating preventable infant blindness.

Study: Use of EHR-based Clinical Support Tools Improves Concussion Diagnosis

July 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has demonstrated the utility and effectiveness of electronic health record (EHR)-based clinical decision support tools to improve clinician...

Health IT Now Urges FDA to Leverage PDMPs to Combat Opioid Crisis

July 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Health IT Now is urging the FDA to leverage health IT tools, in combination with physician education and training, to reduce instances of prescription drug and opioid abuse and...

One Medical Researcher’s Take on EHR Usability and the Impact on Patient Care

July 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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While it’s no secret that physicians have complaints about EHRs, the co-author of a new medical study about hospital-based physicians’ perceptions of EHRs says the study findings illustrate that EHR usability should be addressed as a quality of care issue.

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