Data scientist analytics

University of Mississippi Medical Center CHIO John Showalter, MD, recommended that hospitals train analytics specialists on existing tools and avoid buying software the team is not equipped to really use. 

By Tom Sullivan 08:05 am June 16, 2016
Skillsets are changing rapidly. Hospitals must move quickly to keep pace. Experts from Advocate, Geisinger, University of California San Francisco and University of Mississippi Medical Center share best practices and lessons learned. 

Michael Draugelis

By Jessica Davis 03:04 pm June 15, 2016
Michael Draugelis, who spoke at the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum on Tuesday, also said healthcare organizations should collaborate to improve patient care.

Jeanne M. Huddleston, MD

By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm June 15, 2016
"For every single problem you must have a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary team," says Jeanne M. Huddleston, MD, associate professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic. "The low-hanging fruit in healthcare is gone. Now every problem is going to be hard."
AMA telehealth guidance
By Jack McCarthy 12:10 pm June 15, 2016
The American Medical Association’s latest guidelines clarify doctors responsibilities when tapping into telemedicine technologies and services.
InterSystems to roll out TrakCare EHR for Scotland health board

TrakCare enables health boards in Scotland to share essential information securely across organizations and geographical boundaries.

By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am June 15, 2016
Enables health boards in Scotland to share health information.
Nurses and doctors overwhelmed with increasing alerts in hospitals.

“When providers are bombarded with warnings, they will predictably miss important things,” says David Bates, senior vice president at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

By Shefali Luthra 09:32 am June 15, 2016
Electronic health records increasingly include automated alert systems.
CMS rule targets antibiotics, superbugs

New CMS rule targets superbugs, aims to curb antibiotic use

By Susan Morse 09:11 am June 15, 2016
New measures could save hospitals up to $284 million annually, officials say.
Data visualization
By Mike Miliard 07:42 pm June 14, 2016
At the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum, design and data visualization guru Teresa Larsen shows how to present information clearly, accurately and attractively.
American Medical Association takes on gun control

The American Medical Association says it will take on gun control as a public health concern.

By Jeff Lagasse 03:45 pm June 14, 2016
Vows to lobby Congress for comprehensive action on the issue, calls for lift of 20-year ban on CDC research on gun violence.
Wowrack Security First cloud
By Jessica Davis 03:19 pm June 14, 2016
The companies announced the collaboration today at the Healthcare IT News Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in San Francisco.

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