Quality & Safety

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm January 07, 2016
About 63 percent of those quoted in the American Journal of Critical Care said tele-ICU enables faster work performance.
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By Mike Miliard 04:03 pm December 31, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in tandem with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, issued a request for information this week -- wanting to hear from providers and vendors as the agencies look to reduce the burden of reporting clinical quality measures.
America
By Bernie Monegain 02:46 pm December 31, 2015
The Commonwealth Fund has released "Aiming Higher," its 2015 scorecard measuring the performance of health systems state by state.
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By Charles Ornstein 01:10 pm December 31, 2015
After spending the past year reporting on loopholes and lax enforcement of the federal patient-privacy law known as HIPAA, ProPublica reporter Charles Ornstein has come to realize that it's not just celebrity patients who are at risk. We all are.
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By Bernie Monegain 03:38 pm December 30, 2015
Whether you love it, hate it or fall somewhere in between, the Verona, Wis.-based EHR vendor and its Baby Boomer founder Judy Faulkner are guaranteed to generate lively discussion. Here are 11 Epic news stories from 2015 we think you'll find still compelling the second time around.
Telehealth
By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm December 30, 2015
Meridian Health, the New Jersey health system, will launch telehealth services in early 2016 and has enlisted Lewisville, Texas-based Teladoc for round-the-clock access to its network of licensed physicians.
Money and tech
By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm December 29, 2015
The recent CMS 90/10 final rule extends the 2011 federal funding regulation for Medicaid Eligibility systems. It's just one of the latest CMS efforts to support states attempting to modernize and develop more effective Medicaid IT systems.
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By Bernie Monegain 02:14 pm December 29, 2015
Evariant, which offers a CRM platform for healthcare providers, raised $42.3 million in a Series C round of financing. Goldman Sachs led the funding.
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By Kaiser Health News 12:51 pm December 29, 2015
Perched on an exam table at the doctor's office watching the clinician type details about their medical problems into their file, what patient hasn't wondered exactly what the doctor is writing? As many as 50 million patients may have a chance to find out in the next few years.
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By Jessica Davis 04:36 pm December 23, 2015
Aiming to improve sepsis outcomes, Halifax Health has implemented Wolters Kluwer POC Advisor clinical decision support platform in its emergency department.

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