Quality and Safety

opioid epidemic
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am November 02, 2017
IT company wants to bring patient data into the pharmacist’s workflow, with real-time flags -- in the same manner they see insurance information and copay amount.
HealthPartners Institute

HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education in Bloomington, Minnesota. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:56 am November 02, 2017
The hospital will arm patients with devices that track blood pressure and send vitals through AMC Health’s clinical platform into HealthPartners Epic EHR.
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm October 30, 2017
The new program aims to streamline quality measures providers are required to meet, rewarding outcomes rather than micromanaging processes.
Medicaid expansion
By Susan Morse 01:52 pm October 24, 2017
Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act turned Medicaid into a lifelong program for people it was never meant to support, Verma says.
Miami Children’ HIMSS Davies award
By Tom Sullivan 10:14 am October 23, 2017
The system instituted care management and clinical decision support tools to reduce readmissions of patients with asthma.
Santa Clara EMRAM Stage 7

Valley Health Center in downtown San Jose, California. Photo via Google Maps

By Tom Sullivan 11:18 am October 20, 2017
The hospital uses its EHR, analytics and associated IT to foster communications between departments, decrease visits and shorten wait times.  
By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am October 20, 2017
While many vendors earned high marks, they all seem to have ‘too many clicks’ in the eyes of their users
Lafayette General earns HIMSS Davies Award

Lafayette General in Louisiana. Photo via Google Maps

By Tom Sullivan 09:21 am October 20, 2017
The hospital deployed an alert system that not only reduces care costs and lengths-of-stay but also saves three lives every month.
Children's National wins HIMSS Davies Award

Children's National Hospital, Sheikh Zayed Campus. Photo via Children's National

By Bernie Monegain 09:35 am October 19, 2017
CIO Brian Jacobs says the award is the culmination of a decade’s worth of effort by hundreds of Children’s National employees, IT and otherwise. 
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.

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