Quality and Safety

patient safety concerns
By Jessica Davis 09:46 am March 16, 2018
Diagnostic errors can lead to serious consequences, such as care gaps and unnecessary procedures, while opioid safety should be prioritized due to the seriousness of its side effects.
DrFirst join forces to fight opioid crisis in Nebraska

A screensnap of the e-prescribing software from DrFirst. Credit: DrFirst

By Bill Siwicki 01:35 pm March 15, 2018
E-prescribing vendor DrFirst is the first organization to deploy the cloud-based drug knowledge to support the Nebraska Health Information Initiative.
HIMSS EHR Association
By Mike Miliard 08:19 pm March 08, 2018
Representatives from Epic, Cerner, Allscripts, Practice Fusion and Harris offered an update on EHRA's efforts to manage a variety of overlapping and complex imperatives at HIMSS18.
HP healthcare computer
By Jeff Lagasse 10:28 am March 05, 2018
HP has lifted the curtain on a spate of new healthcare devices, each specifically designed to address the next generation of patient care, The new portfolio was revealed at the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas on Monday.
healthcare social determinants
By Mike Miliard 12:12 pm March 02, 2018
Its new risk score harnesses clinically-validated information from non-clinical settings, enabling health systems to better manage their 30-day readmission risks.
value-based care

Wolters Kluwer Health CEO Diana Nole

By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm February 27, 2018
While value-based care is often seen as a challenge, Diana Nole feels it’s an opportunity to shift into improving outcomes and improving quality.

A traditional Chinese medicine hall in China.

By Mike Miliard 04:19 pm February 26, 2018
The company plans to broaden its knowledge of traditional Eastern healing techniques, creating a taxonomy for its Embase biomedical literature database. 
By Dave Muoio 09:32 am February 23, 2018
The partnership will use AI to uncover risk predictors for the most common conditions experienced during hospital stays and work to improve care.
3M, Verily, to unveil performance matrix at HIMSS18

Jason Burke is the vice president of Data Informatics, 3M Health Information Systems.

By Susan Morse 09:20 am February 23, 2018
Demonstrations will show how the marriage of clinical and claims data in risk-adjusted algorithms can improve quality and reduce cost.
Boston Children's joins research network to gain access to patient data

Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:21 pm February 22, 2018
The hospital says the TriNetX network gives its patients the chance to participate in clinical trials they otherwise might not know exist.

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