CHICAGO | Neil Versel | March 10, 2015 | 10:40 AM | Electronic Health Records, Pharmacy, Analytics
Underpinning the newly established pharmacogenomics clinic at NorthShore University HealthSystem is a strong analytics infrastructure -- positioning it for a future where every patient has pharmacogenomic data in their EMRs. More
Neil Versel | March 5, 2015 | 10:50 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
The oral arguments the U.S. Supreme Court heard Wednesday in King vs. Burwell did not address any health IT provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but the ruling could have far-reaching effects on the future of American healthcare. More
Neil Versel | January 29, 2015 | 12:13 PM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
After four years and $60 million, ONC's Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects program has pretty much wound down. Has it made electronic health records any more usable? More
Neil Versel | December 12, 2014 | 15:30 PM | Data Warehousing
Not only is data getting bigger, it's getting smarter. In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care. More
Neil Versel | December 12, 2014 | 15:20 PM | Electronic Health Records, CPOE
In the past decade, several studies have come out suggesting that CPOE can introduce and even magnify errors without proper safeguards, particularly against physicians suffering from "alert fatigue" turning off notifications. More
Neil Versel | December 12, 2014 | 15:19 PM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Healthcare organizations with long-established electronic health records run the risk of "note bloat" and compromised patient safety unless they standardize physician documentation procedures and limit the amount of cutting-and-pasting doctors have... More
SALT LAKE CITY | Neil Versel | December 5, 2014 | 15:10 PM | Data Warehousing
Data Analytics company Health Catalyst invited Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane — he of "Moneyball" fame — to keynote Health Catalyst's inaugural Healthcare Analytics Summit, Sept. 14-15. The 2011 movie starred Brad Pitt. More
Neil Versel | December 3, 2014 | 10:34 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce, CM/Continuing Medical Education
Health insurer WellPoint is the launch partner for an online continuing medical education program emphasizing a global focus to diagnosing diseases, something that might have been helpful in handling recent Ebola cases. More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 24, 2014 | 11:22 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
With all the talk about patient engagement as a component of both meaningful use and of healthcare quality improvement, it seems to be lacking in one of the most obvious places of all: the hospital room. More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 20, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
In case anyone was still wondering about a leadership vacuum at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Karen DeSalvo, MD, is still national coordinator -- a fact that was in evidence Wednesday at the close of the American... More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 19, 2014 | 12:26 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Mobile
Rather than just getting more cheerleading for a technology that has been disappointing for years, attendees at the AMIA annual conference on Tuesday heard a refreshingly frank assessment of the slow uptake of personal health records. More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 18, 2014 | 12:15 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
At the American Medical Informatics Association's annual symposium today, developers and backers of public application programming interfaces talked about how the standard could speed interoperability with add-on apps to enterprise EHRs, and help make... More