Anthony Vecchione

Anthony Vecchione is a veteran healthcare journalist with extensive experience writing and editing news and feature stories for print and online.

Nurses on phones
By Anthony Vecchione 07:51 am February 27, 2015
Since computerized physician order entry was introduced as a vital part of their technology armamentarium, physicians have argued that, in order for CPOE to be effective, support and guidance are essential.
Pills
By Anthony Vecchione 12:08 pm February 06, 2015
Increased adoption of electronic health records is helping pharmacists who work for payers and pharmacy benefit management companies improve outcomes, thanks to access to high-quality clinical data.
By Anthony Vecchione 11:12 am January 19, 2015
Reporting immunization records to state agencies is a required core measure for Stage 2 meaningful use. For healthcare providers, that can be an arduous task.
wrecking ball
By Anthony Vecchione 11:11 am December 23, 2014
Reggio Emilia Hospital was faced with a challenge. Although the 900-bed acute care hospital has a picture archiving and communication system, electronic health record and computerized physician order entry, it needed a final element: an integrated clinical image repository and distribution system.
Discussion
By Anthony Vecchione 07:54 am November 05, 2014
Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network announced merger plans on Oct. 16; if the deal clears regulatory hurdles it would result in New Jersey's largest hospital network. In the meantime, it's offering the chief information officers of each organization plenty to think about.
Busy hospital corridor
By Anthony Vecchione 11:08 am November 04, 2014
Just a few years ago, discussion of the use of radio-frequency identification in healthcare was usually limited to drug manufacturers and wholesalers. But more and more hospitals are using RFID technology to improve safety and efficiency.
By Anthony Vecchione 11:57 am September 15, 2014
The challenge for the Carolinas Healthcare System was to reduce the readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The solution: predictive analytics.
By Anthony Vecchione 11:08 am September 15, 2014
The challenge for the Carolinas Healthcare System was to reduce the readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The solution: predictive analytics.
Doctor with ePrescribing tablet
By Anthony Vecchione 10:37 am August 28, 2014
A restrictive new rule change from the Drug Enforcement Administration, making it more difficult for physicians to prescribe opioids, will necessitate some changes to e-prescribing products and practices.
Data
By Anthony Vecchione 10:48 am August 25, 2014
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has raised public awareness about the risks of healthcare associated infections, as U.S. healthcare workers in Africa acquired Ebola while working in a healthcare setting. Here in the U.S., data mining technology is a valuable weapon for combating HAIs.

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