Clinical & Business Intelligence relates to Quality & Safety

HIMSS Stage 7 benefits: Unified staff, quality improvement, positioning for health reform

Achieving Stage 7, the top stage, in the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model is quite a feat. It shows that a healthcare provider organization is playing at the top of its game in health IT.

Children's Mercy Kansas City has achieved HIMSS Stage 7 on the ambulatory side, joining an elite group of just 10.8 percent of health systems. The achievement comes with many benefits.

How to communicate the value of value-based analytics initiatives

Convincing the C-suite that there's ROI in projects that may seem intangible is a necessary skill to drive success in accountable care.

Hospital taps iPad-based language interpretation that takes half the time of phone calls

Southcoast Health shows how video-based interpretation is improving patient engagement and experience, and allaying the fears of patients with limited English proficiency.

Vecna and Imprivata partner on biometric palm vein scanning for secure patient check-in

The integrated technology aims to streamline patient registration, safeguard privacy and enhance patient engagement.

First IT-savvy med students graduate under pioneering AMA program

The American Medical Association's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium seeks to train new physicians with EHRs, pop health and value-based care in mind.

Columbia Medical Associates saves $6.5 million in total cost of care by tackling ED visits

The multi-specialty group practice undertook a large project to use analytics and reduce emergency room utilization – and it worked.

NewYork-Presbyterian adds more telemedicine-equipped mobile stroke care vehicles

When every second counts, treating stroke patients in an ambulance setting with telemedicine means the median time between vehicle arrival to treatment with the clot-busting drug tPA is 31 minutes.

Epic App Orchard adds predictive analytics and patient surveillance technology

Excel Medical's Wave platform, now part of its TeleTrend and AlarmView apps, offers predictive algorithms to Epic EHR users.

ED communications badges reduce security response times, foster sense of safety

SUNY Upstate Medical emergency department staff dealing with violent patients say the badges allow them to summon hospital public safety staff in just over a minute.