Clinical

McKesson InterQual HIMSS17

McKesson vice president Nilo Mehrabian said the software will make medical necessity reviews more efficient and enable nurses to spend more time looking at exceptions. 

By Tom Sullivan 08:30 am February 20, 2017
The vendor partnered with the National Decision Support Company to create what it claims is the first software that extracts clinical data from EHRs to streamline medical reviews and prior authorizations. 
HIMSS17 Rasu Shrestha UPMC
By Tom Sullivan 07:37 am February 17, 2017
UPMC's Chief Innovation Officer says it's time to dig deeper into what matters, shares a pet peeve and recounts the first time U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra sent him a tweet.
Mayo Clinic alert fatigue

Vitaly Herasevich, MD, said most alarms in place today are simple but often ineffective. 

By John Andrews 07:28 am February 17, 2017
Vitaly Herasevich, MD, bases the idea on the “failure to rescue,” a concept started in the nursing field and is gaining traction in applied clinical informatics. 
Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum UnitedHealthcare

Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum CEO Cindy Munn said LHQF serves as the conduit betwenn emergency rooms and managed care organizations. 

By Diana Manos 06:56 am February 17, 2017
LHQF and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana created an HIE registry to keep patients out of the emergency room. 

Jonathan Bush, athenahealth's CEO, said electronic data exchange for health plans will reduce "friction between health plans and providers in clinical data and quality reporting."

By Jessica Davis 10:27 am February 15, 2017
A new health plan data exchange service from athenahealth offers support its providers who exchange clinical data with payers for quality management, risk adjustment and performance management programs, the company announced Wednesday.
DirectTrust EHR clinical messaging

Direct workgroup co-chair Holly Miller, MD, said that Direct provides connectivity and now its up to EHR makers to focus on usability and address messaging shortcomings. 

By Mike Miliard 11:26 am February 13, 2017
Interoperability group recommends that IT developers standardize features to manage clinical messages and their attachments.
meaningful use interoperability

Kathleen Sheehan

By Mike Miliard 01:33 pm February 09, 2017
HIE could be a 'silver bullet' to care improvement, but we're still a long way off from interoperability says one expert – who proposes more inclusive, less restrictive ways to share information.  
HIMSS17 Survival Guide Orlando
By Gus Venditto 07:28 am February 08, 2017
Essential details to help you get the most from your annual conference experience.
Kaiser Permanente CIO Daniels

Kaiser chief information officer Dick Daniels said the current pace of innovation bring the opportunity for rapid advancements in care delivery. 

By John Andrews 07:25 am February 08, 2017
Daniels said that Kaiser’s consumer strategy involves aligning design and technology to focus on consumer outreach. 
SNOMED EHR Analytics HIMSS17

David Markwell is the head of education for the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization and SNOMED International

By John Andrews 07:01 am February 08, 2017
SNOMED International head David Markwell will shed light on how the clinical terminologies contribute to greater consistency for clinical analytics. 

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