Quality and Safety

Mayo Clinic patient-facing apps
By Mike Miliard 02:03 pm April 26, 2017
EHR vendor hopes the HL7-enabled integration will give patients access to learn more about symptoms, conditions, healthy living information and more.
EHR sepsis detection
By Mike Miliard 03:22 pm April 25, 2017
KLAS report shows that while Cerner’s analytics is easy to turn on, Epic’s can require a more cumbersome installation.
neurological injuries Cleveland Clinic Cerner
By Bernie Monegain 10:49 am April 24, 2017
By integrating the Cleveland Clinic spinoff NeuroLogix into the system, Cerner hopes to better track neurological injuries.
health IT research funding AHRQ
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm April 21, 2017
New grants seek to explore patient-reported data, tech-enabled quality improvement.  
By Bernie Monegain 01:31 pm April 21, 2017
Hospitals, doctors’ practices, government, insurers, and healthcare IT companies could all be affected, Kalorama says.
VA hospitals JAMA report

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 02:10 pm April 20, 2017
The agency scored higher on six of nine patient safety indicators, but still needs to work on behavioral health and patient experience, a JAMA Internal Medicine report finds.
EHR training platform Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine to launch an electronic health record training program for medical students.

By Mike Miliard 01:55 pm April 19, 2017
Initiative expected to give emerging physicians greater comfort with electronic health record workflows.
WHO post-surgery deaths
By Bernie Monegain 10:35 am April 19, 2017
Annals of Surgery found death rate decline in South Carolina in hospitals that chose to participate in the program.
secure document exchange FHIR for EMS
By Mike Miliard 02:15 pm April 18, 2017
Emergency teams can connect via DirectTrust, Carequality, FHIR and more.
St. Jude Medical faulty defibrillators
By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm April 14, 2017
The agency says St. Jude Medical continued to ship faulty defibrillators despite issues with rapid battery depletion.

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