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Tom Sullivan | October 23, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Privacy and Security
"It isn't out of the realm of the possible" that medical device security flaws could "cause severe injury or death," according to a Department of Homeland Security official investigating devices and other pieces of hospital equipment... More
Kaiser Health News | October 23, 2014 | 10:21 AM | Quality and Safety
While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals -- including some top medical centers -- are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections, federal records show. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | October 22, 2014 | 11:20 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences was announced as the latest HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 award winner on Wednesday. It's the most recent provider to climb the ladder toward complete EMR maturity in the past week. More
Erin McCann | October 22, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless
With sights set on leveraging predictive analytics in the clinical setting, IBM and researchers at the University of Michigan have launched a project that aims to be an early warning system to identify and predict life-threatening medical complications. More
SEATTLE | Mike Miliard | October 22, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Wes Wright, chief information officer of Seattle Children's Hospital, had a couple big reasons for embracing a virtual desktop infrastructure strategy for the 323-bed tertiary care facility. "Speed and ubiquity," he says. But soon he found a... More
John W. Loonsk, MD | October 22, 2014 | 07:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
The Ebola cases in the United States, despite their limited numbers, have generated considerable discussion and anxiety. But the focus on EHRs in these discussions does not recognize more prominent health IT needs when it comes potential outbreaks, nor the... More
Mike Miliard | October 21, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
For wearable technology to live up to the hype, especially when it comes to healthcare, it will have to be "interoperable, integrated, engaging, social and outcomes-driven," according to PwC. More
John Halamka | October 21, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
One of the most frequent complaints in John Halamka's email inbox these days is that electronic health records are filled with data, but little knowledge or wisdom. The era of Ebola, he says, has accelerated the urgency for us to rethink the way we... More
Healthcare IT News Staff | October 21, 2014 | 10:01 AM | Quality and Safety
Healthcare IT News is gathering information and input on patient engagement for a future project. As healthcare transitions to new value-based payment models, this is a critical topic that all healthcare providers must address sooner rather than later. We... More
Mike Miliard | October 20, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
Frustration with electronic health records has never been higher among RNs, with vast majorities complaining of poor workflows, bad communication and scant input on implementation decisions, a new survey shows. More
Erin McCann | October 20, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
The folks at Penn Medicine know a little something about putting data analytics to work. After identifying three years ago that their sepsis mortality rates were higher than expected, they set out to do something about it by harnessing predictive analytics.... More
Eric Wicklund | October 20, 2014 | 10:12 AM | Electronic Health Records, ePrescribing, Mobile/Wireless
One of the takeaways of a recent survey conducted by Software Advice indicates that mHealth users are better at using electronic health records -- and getting more out of them -- than doctors who use PCs. More