Clinical

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.
CXO in healthcare

University of Chicago Medicine CXO Susan Murphy will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 7. 

By Jessica Davis 10:14 am February 14, 2018
University of Chicago Medicine Chief Experience and Innovation Officer dives into her role and how it can be used to improve patient experiences, engage employees and fuel patient engagement.
clinical documentation challenges

Andrea Hall is the director of clinical informatics at Shawnee Mission Medical Center and will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8.

By Jonah Comstock 09:31 am February 14, 2018
Shawnee Mission Medical Center has different EHRs in separate care settings and that means informaticists have to accommodate varying workflows so they created a flexible system to manage it.
AI analytics

Chris DeRienzo, chief quality officer at Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health, will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8.

By Mike Miliard 09:29 am February 12, 2018
Thinking strategically about people and process that include adaptive workflows with strong informatics leadership are key to success.
Nursing Informatics Symposium
By Jeff Lagasse 09:13 am February 12, 2018
Speakers at the daylong preconference event will address the roles nurses play in public health, and documentation challenges.

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