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By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm November 10, 2017
Optimal clinical documentation could go a long way in improving research, education and patient safety.

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By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:57 pm November 10, 2017
Advocate Health, Edward-Elmhurst both said they had plans to expand their use of Outcome’s screens, but have put them on hold.
telehealth programs
By 03:12 pm November 10, 2017
Thanks to some new bills in Congress, and more in the works, the implementation of telehealth programs in an array of clinical settings has taken off recently.
VA EHR plans
By Jessica Davis 02:28 pm November 10, 2017
VA Secretary Shulkin said the agency plans to replicate the DoD EHR to create a single common system that will be implemented in 48 phases over the next 10 years.
prevent patient falls
By Bill Siwicki 01:54 pm November 10, 2017
Data from electronic health records combined with other technologies like analytics can help pinpoint patients at risk and encourage caregivers to intervene before a fall occurs.
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm November 10, 2017
Community Health System says the program means patients are quickly able to move out of the emergency department and on to the proper level of care.
Trojan malware attack
By Jessica Davis 10:46 am November 10, 2017
A new Ursnif variant uses stored emails to send what appear to be legitimate messages and, once the payload is deployed, turns its victims into a delivery vehicle.
telemedicine in Puerto Rico
By Bill Siwicki 02:56 pm November 09, 2017
The medical center jumped in after Hurricane Maria to deliver care services in what it calls a proof-of-concept for using telehealth tools in emergency response.
VA telehealth

The VA Provider Accountability Act would prevent medical providers with disciplinary actions on their record from crossing state lines to keep practicing medicine.

By Jessica Davis 01:22 pm November 09, 2017
On heels of a USA Today report that found VA pushed aside firing orders in secret settlement deals, the proposed legislation would prevent disciplined medical providers from crossing state lines to keep practicing.
UDI on Medicare forms

Sen. Chuck Grassley on the Senate floor Nov. 1. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm November 09, 2017
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Elizabeth Warren are giving the agency until Dec. 1 to decide whether CMS will follow OIG recommendations to ensure UDI is included on Medicare claim forms.

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