Quality and Safety

Nurses
By Mike Miliard 09:55 am April 29, 2015
Drawn from the "Guiding Principles for Big Data in Nursing" report put together earlier this spring by the HIMSS CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable, these 10 principles are meant to point the way toward smarter use of data by nurses and nurse informaticists.
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By Mike Miliard 11:33 pm April 06, 2015
Health IT holds great promise for improving care but can also pose big risks when not properly deployed. ECRI Institute's second annual list of patient safety issues puts EHR-related worries in the top two spots.
DNA
By Bernie Monegain 06:21 am March 31, 2015
The National Institutes of Health has created a team of experts in precision medicine to chart the course for the $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative that President Barack Obama launched on Jan. 30. The team will deliver a preliminary report in September 2015.
Holding hands
By Bernie Monegain 10:54 am March 04, 2015
With recent patient deaths linked to "superbug" exposure and preventable medical errors continuing to rise, it seems timely to spotlight some of the best and brightest patient safety experts in healthcare today.
computer code
By Bernie Monegain 02:43 pm January 19, 2015
Is telehealth at a tipping point? Is 3-D printing here to stay? ECRI Institute spotlights 10 technology trends hospitals should be sure to keep an eye on.
Ebola
By Erin McCann 10:51 am December 29, 2014
Nearly 20,000 Ebola cases have been confirmed, with more than 7,588 people having died from the deadly virus. The first U.S. Ebola case, however, put one hospital in the spotlight, facing harsh criticism over how it both handled the case and wrongly pointed fingers at the hospital electronic health record.
10
By Bernie Monegain 10:24 am December 22, 2014
The tale of ICD-10 has been one marked by deferral. So many deadlines were set as firm, only to be pushed back time and again over more than 10 years. In 2014, the healthcare industry suddenly found itself with another deadline pushed back -- and now there's talk of yet more delay.
By Madelyn Kearns 08:19 am September 09, 2014
Ever since 1849 female physicians across various specialties have been forging profound changes within the healthcare industry. Here's a look at where it all began and what some of the most accomplished women in medicine are up to today.
Painting clouds
By Healthcare IT News 11:29 am August 21, 2014
Inspired by the iconic commercial Apple launched in 1997, we introduce just a few of the many "crazy ones" working in health IT today.
Hurricane
By Mike Miliard 10:59 am May 27, 2014
As the healthcare industry strives toward interoperability and care coordination, it's worth reminding ourselves just how critical technology can be in extraordinary circumstances. The past decade has seen IT prove its worth in locations and situations where time is of the essence and targeted care is key.

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