Clinical

EHRs fail to reduce administrative billing costs

No evidence was found that EHR systems reduced billing costs related to physician services the studies found.

By Jessica Davis 11:28 am February 21, 2018
While EHRs were implemented with the idea that they would reduce administrative costs, Harvard and Duke researchers found primary care services cost providers about $100,000 annually.
HIMSS18 guide to patient experience

The scheduled is packed with patient experience educational sessions and show floor demos planned for HIMSS18.

By Jack McCarthy 10:24 am February 21, 2018
From the rise of Chief Experience Officers and cool new tools to scalable programs, there are a lot of sessions about enhancing the patient experience.
enterprise imaging

In addition to imaging enterprise education sessions during HIMSS18, there are demos and sessions on the showroom floor as well.

By Mike Miliard 03:27 pm February 20, 2018
Delivering the right image at the right time to the right physician is the goal but that requires smart decisions about clinical workflow and IT infrastructure.
Care coordination software merges physical and mental healthcare

"This is a meaningfully convenient offering for members to be able to see their behavioral and mental health providers in one visit, especially those with limited transportation options," said Leanette Henagan, MD, is the chief integration officer at Partners in Recovery.

By Bill Siwicki 02:25 pm February 20, 2018
Partners in Recovery has replaced by 75 percent the time-consuming use of spreadsheets to track health, and has seen a 32 percent increase in educating members on physical care needs.
value-based care clinical decision support

Kurt Hegmann, MD, from the University of Utah and a Kaiser partner, will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8.

By Bill Siwicki 09:40 am February 20, 2018
A physician working on a major Kaiser Permanente clinical decision support implementation shares lessons learned.
Google AI
By Bill Siwicki 12:18 pm February 19, 2018
This is a big step forward, Google officials said, because the tech is not imitating an existing diagnostic but rather using machine learning to uncover a new way to predict health problems.
hospital operations
By Bill Siwicki 01:59 pm February 16, 2018
The hospital has outstripped its physical footprint, so analytics for patient placement has become critical while it awaits new buildings.
athenahealth EHR doctor burnout
By Bernie Monegain 08:13 am February 16, 2018
CEO Jonathan Bush said the goal is to remove the grunt work doctors neither want nor are schooled to perform.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, released the agency’s budget requests for fiscal 2018 on Tuesday.

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm February 15, 2018
Agency Chief Scott Gottlieb also will establish a Center of Excellence on Digital Health designed to create a new way to evaluate third-party certifiers and supported by a cybersecurity unit.
educating patients

In a new study of more than 400 participants, patient educators will provide education information through bedside laptops instead of printed materials in hopes of better engaging patients.

By Dave Muoio 10:26 am February 14, 2018
Researchers are investigating whether giving patients consumer-friendly digital tools can help improve adherence to lower readmissions, and they’ll share the results at HIMSS18.

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