Quality and Safety

There are 20 million military veterans in the U.S., and 4 million have service-connected disabilities, according to government statistics.

By Bernie Monegain 11:30 am February 24, 2017
By integrating Nuance's AI with Epic's EHR, they aim to make it a cinch for nation's veterans to make medical appointments using voice-driven interactions.

Molly MacHarris, program lead at the Quality Measurement & Value-Based Incentive Group at CMS, speaking at HIMSS17 on Tuesday.

By Mike Miliard 05:22 pm February 21, 2017
At HIMSS17, clinicians get a primer on details of two of the more IT-focused components.

Jonathan Bush, CEO of athenahealth

By Jonathan Bush 09:45 am February 14, 2017
Those on the forefront of health IT have an unparalleled opportunity to do well by doing good: to introduce the latest innovations that fix the ever-persistent, budget-draining, patient-endangering inefficiencies in healthcare, while capturing new markets and making more money.
By Jessica Davis 01:13 pm February 13, 2017
Failure to comply would result in one to five years imprisonment and or a $50,000 fine. The bill is headed to the Georgia senate for a vote and if it passes, will move to the house.  
NIST EHR copy paste
By Mike Miliard 12:54 pm February 07, 2017
In collaboration with ECRI, a new report outlines best practices, suggesting that copy-and-paste data should be easily identifiable, with its original source easy to discern.

Justin Remais, associate professor of environmental health sciences at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, will lead the project.

By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm February 03, 2017
Researchers will use big data to eliminate the issues of monitoring infectious diseases on a global level, such as tracking disease elimination campaigns, detecting co-infections and increasing rare disease detection in high-risk populations.
HIMSS Enterprise Davies

North York General Hospital President and CEO Tim Rutledge, MD

By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm February 01, 2017
HIMSS is recognizing North York General for its clinical decision support, computerized provider order entry and closed-loop medication administration initiatives that improved patient outcomes.
By John Andrews 10:30 am February 01, 2017
EHRs have become an integral part of healthcare delivery, but there is a sense that they aren't fulfilling their enormous potential as conduits for personal health information, patient diagnostics, point-of-care decision support and more.

Jupiter Medical Center President and CEO John D. Couris says Jupiter is committed to pioneering new approaches to medicine and healthcare.

By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm January 31, 2017
Jupiter is first community hospital in U.S. to adopt IBM Watson for Oncology.

 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am January 31, 2017
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have both recently been revalidated for Stage 7 status on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.

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