Quality and Safety

ZDoggMD
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:24 am October 21, 2015
The latest video by doctor/rapper ZDoggMD may not win a Grammy, but it likely strikes a chord with clinicians frustrated by the inefficiencies of their EHRs, lack of interoperability, "meaningless abuse" and outdated technology.
By Irv Lichtenwald 01:05 pm September 17, 2015
None of us would have the jobs we currently occupy without some ability to focus on details. But maybe that focus on the trees blinds us to changes in the forest.
By Michelle Troseth 10:52 am September 01, 2015
Healthcare demands care coordination for value-based reimbursement and population health. To accomplish this, leaders must invest in interprofessional care, clinical integration and evidence-based practice.
By Ryan Beckland 02:03 pm August 06, 2015
(SPONSORED) The following emerging trends are transforming the utilization of digital devices from a fad to a meaningful movement that can actually result in improved health.
By John Halamka 09:30 am July 29, 2015
As we envision the next generation of electronic tools, support for team-based care with handoff management and closed-loop communication among the stakeholders will be the most important new features.
By Irv Lichtenwald 12:56 pm July 22, 2015
The information has to be there. It has to be accurate. And someone has to take action. This definition of accountability, which healthcare currently grapples with and must find a way to realize, is not possible without technology.
By Dean Sawyer 12:50 pm July 16, 2015
Of all the things my Dad taught me during his lifetime, none was more influential to my career than the lesson of his death. It's what led me to launch a new business with the goal of ending all preventable hospitalizations.
By Adam Winn 10:16 am June 26, 2015
The equipment used in hospitals is often not user-serviceable and therefore often running out-of-date software or firmware. This creates a dangerous situation where devices have vulnerabilities that can be easily exploited by bad actors.
doctor using tablet with hospital patient
By Steve Reinecke 09:58 am June 15, 2015
Electronic health records are altering nearly every aspect of the caregiver-patient relationship -- not to mention changing caregivers' workflows with omnipresent tablets, handhelds, wall mounts and mobile carts. Today, nurses are on the front lines of this transformation.
By Richard Best 01:57 pm June 02, 2015
When healthcare organizations set their strategic goals, one objective that regularly rises to the surface is to provide patient-centered care. A key strategy for encouraging staff to be patient-focused is to keep them happy and safe during their workday.

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