Quality and Safety

EHR-related malpractice claims
By Mike Miliard 04:11 pm October 17, 2017
System factors in the EHR itself – poor integration, suboptimal design and UX, failures of alerts and alarms – were up 8 percent since the last time The Doctors Company did a similar report.
opioid treatment pharmacist technology
By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm October 11, 2017
Interoperability and workflow norms stand in the way, but convincing insurers the tech is worth the extra price tag can be the biggest obstacle.
health IT vendors working to end the opioid crisis
By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm October 11, 2017
Several companies are working with policymakers and other vendors to replace the use of highly-addictive painkillers and reduce overprescribing.
unique patient identifiers

In Oct. 3 letter, Sens. Orrin Hatch, Elizabeth Warren and others asked for “clear recommendations for steps that federal agencies – specifically ONC – could take to develop improved patient matching methods.”

By Bernie Monegain 01:14 pm October 06, 2017
At the same time, Regenstrief has launched a five-year effort that it hopes can help solve the problem.
Stanford, Intermountain partner on opioid project

Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah. Photo via Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 08:37 am October 04, 2017
The PCORI-funded study will compare the effectiveness of three approaches to reducing use of the painkillers.
precision medicine nurses
By Mike Miliard 02:13 pm September 29, 2017
A new website from National Human Genome Research Institute aims to help RNs integrate genomics into their patient care.
Fix pediatric EHRs
By Tom Sullivan 10:31 am September 29, 2017
A voluntary certification program is already mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act.
EHR password sharing
By Mike Miliard 02:18 pm September 28, 2017
Of medical residents polled, all of them had shared authorized credentials at one time or another.
reduce sepsis
By Bill Siwicki 10:05 am September 28, 2017
The likelihood of death from sepsis increases by 8 percent for each hour that passes without treatment.
How to improve clinical documentation
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am September 27, 2017
As health systems work to get the most from their physicians' EHR charting, experts say it’s important to focus on the right metrics while working toward greater buy-in from doctors.

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