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August 29, 2014 | Jihan Lee
Clinical Decision Support Systems can inform physicians while improving the rate of preventive services and patient engagement. While some physicians balk at the notion... More

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August 26, 2014 | Delia Caldwell
For emergency departments seeking to improve efficiency, it might seem natural to focus on tracking median statistics for patient care. But median numbers, important... More
August 25, 2014 | David Harlow
In reading an account of the recent attack on Community Health Systems, I was struck by the notion put across in the article that all we have to do is work harder to... More
August 20, 2014 | Carl Natale
It may seem a bit too early to start testing your systems for ICD-10 compatibility. But when do you want to try and solve any problems that testing may reveal? More
August 14, 2014 | Charles Kennedy
Patient engagement. Population health management. Shared savings. Incentive alignment. Every tweet or article about accountable care is filled with buzzwords like these... More
August 13, 2014 | John Halamka
Hospitals across the country have until September 30 to complete their 2014 reporting period for meaningful use Stage 2. The trajectory is very positive but the position... More

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July 31, 2014 | Steve Pacicco
Although electronic health record adoption is more saturated in hospitals and physician practices, long-term and post-acute care organizations have not been as quick to... More
July 31, 2014 | Tim Maliyil
Technology poses a constant dilemma. On one hand, it makes our lives easier and, in many cases, more efficient. However, it also leaves those who don’t understand or... More
July 31, 2014 | David Wiggin
Successful 21st century healthcare organizations do not thrive based on the intuition of a few brilliant leaders; rather, they become modern data-driven businesses. But... More
July 30, 2014 | Joseph C. Kvedar
Traditionally, the introduction of new technologies into health care has been assumed by knee-jerk reaction to add costs. Yet, the Center for Connected Health has... More
July 24, 2014 | Edmund Billings, MD
So, why is VistA CPRS the preferred choice? In a word, design. The VA built the system with two design goals: improved patient care and rapid adoptability. More