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Leapfrog ratings

Mercy Hospital in Joplin earned an 'A' from Leapfrog for Fall 2017.

By Henry Powderly 09:03 am November 15, 2017
The rise of consumerism in healthcare has put fresh weight on public ratings programs from groups like Leapfrog, Healthgrades and U.S. News.
Epic EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:36 pm November 14, 2017
The collaboration connects the patient records of UC San Diego Health and UC Irvine -- along with UC Riverside Health clinics -- on one collaborative platform.
CliniComp VA lawsuit

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Billy Hathorn

By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm November 14, 2017
The EHR system provider says it will stop litigation if the VA agrees to let a skilled IT professional assess whether its platform is indeed cheaper, faster and better than Cerner.
Meditech critical access EHR
By Mike Miliard 01:23 pm November 14, 2017
Called MaaS, the new web-based electronic health record enables small hospitals to be up and running with the technology within six months, the company says.
 physician burnout AMA

David Barbe-AMA president-elect. Photo by Missouri State Medical Association

By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm November 14, 2017
At the AMA’s interim meeting over the weekend, David Barbe, MD, told group members that AMA is making progress to improve the usability of EHRs, mobile devices and interoperability.
Alex Azar HHS

Former Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar previously served as HHS deputy secretary under President George W. Bush. Credit: YouTube

By Tom Sullivan 12:16 pm November 14, 2017
Industry trade groups like the American Hospital Association and HIMSS are encouraged by his background in innovation and health IT.
FDA approves first digital pill
By Mike Miliard 10:49 am November 14, 2017
Abilify MyCite can alert physicians when patients have – or haven't – taken their medication, given physicians hope for greater medication adherence.  
Carroll Hospital lifts patient satisfaction scores

Carroll Hospital in Westminster, Maryland. Credit: Carroll Hospital

By Bill Siwicki 10:40 am November 14, 2017
The system boosted its overall rating by more than 15 points in just one quarter.
New precision medicine tools
By Bill Siwicki 09:42 am November 14, 2017
More and more vendors are introducing tools for specific precision medicine capabilities and that makes more work for hospital IT shops that support them.
Black Book list of top IT vendors
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm November 13, 2017
But just 19 percent of LTPAC organizations have some technological capabilities of EHRs operational, report shows. Only 3 percent are using analytics to improve quality and efficiency.

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