Workflow

A warning banner reduces the frequency of harmful attacks according to a new study.

By Bill Siwicki 10:14 am August 15, 2017
They seem so basic, but a team of criminology researchers has found they can actually be effective -- but only against certain types of attacks.
 order sets in Epic EHR
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm August 09, 2017
Two-way data sharing can help hospitals gain ground on quality improvement initiatives.
Boston Medical Center patient safety

Boston University Medical Center's Moakley Building. Photo via Drknchkn

By Mike Miliard 03:24 pm August 03, 2017
I-PASS Patient Safety Institute is helping the academic hospital achieve safer shift changes with game-based training, EHR mnemonics and benchmarking tools in the cloud.
cyberthreats
By Tom Sullivan 12:08 pm August 01, 2017
The Trump White House is building upon Obama’s security work, according to former Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel, but cyberthreats keep getting bigger.
Cybersecurity weak points

Target’s HVAC vendors were phished and led to the more than 100 million records breached a few years ago. 

By Bill Siwicki 11:50 am August 01, 2017
Cybersecurity weak points arise just about any time IT services are added or removed, or new products and vendors enter a network.
By Healthcare IT News 09:21 am July 24, 2017
We're looking for healthcare leaders laying the strategic framework for their organizations' long-term financial survivability.
protected health information

A screensnap from the PatientMD app.

By Mike Miliard 03:04 pm July 21, 2017
The number of trusted Direct addresses able to share protected health information grew 15 percent to nearly 1.5 million in the second quarter, the information exchange group said.
Google Glass in healthcare

Photo via Tedeytan on Flickr

By Mike Miliard 12:48 pm July 19, 2017
Dignity Health, Sutter Health and others say Glass Enterprise Edition – which now features a detachable module that can work with other eyewear – has helped with efficiency and allowed doctors to focus more on patients.
By Mike Miliard 04:04 pm July 18, 2017
The enterprise rollout at Ontario's Mackenzie Health, billed as the first end-to-end implementation north of the border, offers some good perspective on a smooth go-live: planning ahead, proper staffing levels, command centers and more.
veterans affairs health clinician tracking

Randall Williamson is the director of healthcare at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

By Mike Miliard 09:29 am July 18, 2017
As the agency sets about adopting a new EHR system, better data is necessary to assess provider efficiency and clinical efficacy, the congressional watchdog says.

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