Quality and Safety

No women shaping Senate healthcare bill

President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers gathered in the White House Rose Garden on May 4 to celebrate passage of the House bill to replace Obamacare. Now the Senate goes to work on its version of the bill with a working group of 13 men. White House photo.

By Bernie Monegain 01:14 pm May 09, 2017
There are 13 men working on the new bill while Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins is writing her own legislation.
healthcare coding
By Tom Sullivan 03:15 pm May 05, 2017
CAC software can automate nearly 90 percent of medical coding and enable hospitals to compare actual care with best practices to increase efficiencies, report says.
IBM's big data providing insight into how Ebola spread
By Bernie Monegain 01:11 pm May 05, 2017
Analysis of infected carriers is said to represent a new approach over previous studies.
Rachelle Blake translation in healthcare

Rachelle Blake talks with HIMSS' Adam Bazer about how to translate value to healthcare.

By Bernie Monegain 12:22 pm May 05, 2017
Adam Bazer of HIMSS North America profiles Blake and considers the delicate art of translation in healthcare.
By Bernie Monegain 11:15 am May 02, 2017
Institute says study has potential to answer an important question about traumatic brain injury and fill a crucial evidence gap.
VA big data program

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo by Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons 

By Jessica Davis 01:51 pm May 01, 2017
The initiative will leverage artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and data from the VA and other federal resources to develop better treatments and preventative care for veterans.
medication errors linked to healthcare technology
By Bill Siwicki 01:13 pm April 28, 2017
Leapfrog Group says 30 percent of hospitals fully meet the four criteria for bar code medication administration, though 74 percent meet the group’s two CPOE criteria.
Mayo Clinic patient-facing apps
By Mike Miliard 02:03 pm April 26, 2017
EHR vendor hopes the HL7-enabled integration will give patients access to learn more about symptoms, conditions, healthy living information and more.
EHR sepsis detection
By Mike Miliard 03:22 pm April 25, 2017
KLAS report shows that while Cerner’s analytics is easy to turn on, Epic’s can require a more cumbersome installation.
neurological injuries Cleveland Clinic Cerner
By Bernie Monegain 10:49 am April 24, 2017
By integrating the Cleveland Clinic spinoff NeuroLogix into the system, Cerner hopes to better track neurological injuries.

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