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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
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | October 17, 2014 | 04:13 PM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Partners HealthCare CIO James Noga is just beginning to envision what the infrastructure for big data will look like for the Boston health system that includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. There are many variables to... More
Erin McCann | October 17, 2014 | 11:12 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
In a congressional hearing Thursday, a Texas Health Resources executive joined other clinical stakeholders in the U.S. Ebola crisis to shed light on the myriad oversights that materialized when the Ebola virus arrived on American soil. More
Eric Wicklund | October 17, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is the founder and director of the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare in Boston, talks with mHealth News Editor Eric Wicklund about the progress made in mobile health technology, and the challenges remaining. More
ANN ARBOR, MI | Bernie Monegain | October 17, 2014 | 10:44 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs, and Health Level Seven International are working together to promote a standardized approach for exchanging healthcareinformation and to highlight the... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | October 17, 2014 | 10:09 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
Charles Jaffe, MD, CEO of standards organization HL7, came away from the joint meeting of the federal Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards committees earlier this week, thinking that the industry could move faster on interoperability. And HL7 has just the... More
BOSTON | Erin McCann | October 16, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Business Intelligence, Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has teamed up with the Bay State's largest hospital in a new partnership aimed at addressing three major obstacles in clinical medicine, tapping data analytics and digital health tools. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 16, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
In a bid to drive better quality, wider access and improved care coordination through health information technology, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a new investment initiative for accountable care organizations taking part in... More
Eric Wicklund | October 16, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Integral to effective care coordination with Medicaid beneficiaries involves the ability to communicate with sick and chronically ill patients. But it turns out the majority of Medicaid patients can't even be found by states and health plans. One new... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 16, 2014 | 09:45 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The overarching message delivered to joint HIT Policy and Standards Committees by the JASON task force on Oct. 15: The government should "act with urgency" to encourage and motivate the healthcare industry, using whatever mechanisms available, to... More