Quality and Safety

surescripts e-prescribing
By Bernie Monegain 12:48 pm June 07, 2017
Electronic prescribing of controlled substances was up 256 percent in 2016, company says.
serving public health from population health
By Tom Sullivan 10:21 am June 06, 2017
Getting meaningful use and even CMS out of the way will pave the road for hospitals to find innovative new business models that are quickly becoming critical to the grand vision, hospital CIO, consultant say.
Watson pilot for oncology
By Bernie Monegain 03:34 pm June 05, 2017
Second phase of the pilot will include insights on bundled payment assignments.
cybersecurity hacking gene technology
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm June 05, 2017
WannaCry attacks highlight the dangers of terrorists accessing CRISPR tools, experts say.
Intermountain precision health informatics
By Bernie Monegain 10:59 am June 02, 2017
The partnership will offer community hospitals and treatment centers around the world access to Intermountain’s best practices.
ONC regulation
By Tom Sullivan 04:20 pm May 31, 2017
The industry group calls on the HHS secretary to rein in the Office of the National Coordinator from unnecessarily burdensome regulatory authority.
Zika testing skyrockets

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention microbiologist, Dr. Jane Basile, performing a Zika MAC-ELISA test at the Fort Collins, Colorado lab. Photo via CDC

By Tom Sullivan 04:13 pm May 31, 2017
Though physicians ordered as many Zika tests in May as they did during last year’s outbreak, whether that means hospitals will see more infected patients remains to be seen.
JAMA study shows EHR copy and paste problems
By Mike Miliard 02:29 pm May 31, 2017
Of thousands of Epic notes examined by UCSF researchers, just 18 percent were newly entered by clinicians.
By Bernie Monegain 01:11 pm May 31, 2017
Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund CapitalG is among 50 investors in the company that aims to help healthcare providers and their patients make healthcare decisions.
Microsoft study traumatic brain injuries
By Bernie Monegain 09:54 am May 31, 2017
Study takes a comprehensive and data-driven look at what happens to the brain during and after concussion.

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