Report Helps IT Departments Address Patient Safety | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Report Helps IT Departments Address Patient Safety

August 16, 2007
by root
| Reprints

A recent report examining how hospital IT departments can address patient safety and quality of care issues has been published by First Consulting Group, a professional services firm focused on healthcare and technology located in Alpharetta, Ga.

According to the report, entitled "The Next Generation Safety Net: What's Next After Advanced Clinical Systems," the most important areas for hospitals to look at are:

· Advanced CPOE. While CPOE in its current form has been proven to reduce the length of patient stays and help prevent care errors, there is more that CPOE can do for physicians, nurses and patients that is yet untapped.

· Medication reconciliation. In a review of reported medical errors, 66 percent occur during the transfer of a patient to a new level of care (i.e., from intensive care to oncology).

· Data surveillance. Currently, hospitals use clinical data systems for analysis of care "after the fact."



Survey: By 2019, 60% of Medicare Revenues will be Tied to Risk

Medical groups and health systems that are members of AMGA (the American Medical Group Association) expect that nearly 60 percent of their revenues from Medicare will be from risk-based products by 2019, according to the results from a recent survey.

83% of Physicians Have Experienced a Cyber Attack, Survey Finds

Eighty-three percent of physicians in a recent survey said that they have experienced some sort of cyber attack, such as phishing and viruses.

Community Data Sharing: Eight Recommendations From San Diego

A learning guide focuses on San Diego’s experience in building a community health information exchange and the realities of embarking on a broad community collaboration to achieve better data sharing.

HealthlinkNY’s Galanis to Step Down as CEO

Christina Galanis, who has served as president and CEO of HealthlinkNY for the past 13 years, will leave her position at the end of the year.

Email-Related Cyber Attacks a Top Concern for Providers

U.S. healthcare providers overwhelmingly rank email as the top source of a potential data breach, according to new research from email and data security company Mimecast and conducted by HIMSS Analytics.

Former Health IT Head in San Diego County Charged with Defrauding Provider out of $800K

The ex-health IT director at North County Health Services, a San Diego County-based healthcare service provider, has been charged with spearheading fraudulent operations that cost the organization $800,000.