Quality and Safety
McKesson presses Trump commission to leverage pharmacists, patient safety network to fight opioid epidemic
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.
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.
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.
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.
10:14 am October 23, 2017
The system instituted care management and clinical decision support tools to reduce readmissions of patients with asthma.
Enhanced patient experience earns Santa Clara Valley Medical Center EMRAM Stage 7 from HIMSS Analytics
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.
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
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.
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.
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.