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Erin McCann | December 12, 2014 | 02:24 PM | Quality and Safety
It's a chilling reality – one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a Senate... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 12, 2014 | 02:23 PM | Quality and Safety
While many hospitals have made strides, there are still many tough nuts to crack on the patient safety front, according to the results of a survey released in July by Leapfrog and Castlight Health, a company dedicated to price transparency in healthcare. More
Neil Versel | December 12, 2014 | 02:20 PM | Electronic Health Records
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 | 02:19 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
Healthcare IT News Staff | December 12, 2014 | 02:17 PM | Business Intelligence
The numbers do the talking. The healthcare IT sector raked in records amount of venture capital cash in 2014, with industry startups walking away with some serious investments. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 02:16 PM | Business Intelligence
In August, Cerner Corp. announced it had inked an agreement to acquire Siemens' health IT business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash. More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 02:14 PM | Mobile/Wireless
When Apple announced in June that it was working with the Mayo Clinic on an app that would integrate healthcare information from other third-party apps – including one from Mayo – offering a comprehensive medical view on a mobile device, we were intrigued. More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 02:13 PM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Each month in this space, we speak to HIMSS Analytics Executive Vice President Hoyt and HIMSS Analytics Senior Director of Research Jennifer Horowitz to get their perspective on provider uptake of health IT. From basic EHRs to advanced clinical and business... More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 11:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security, Workforce Management
The risk of experiencing a data breach "is higher than ever," according to Experian's second annual industry forecast, which shows how the "consistently high value of healthcare data on the black market" means there will be little... More
SAN FRANCISCO | Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 11:18 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
McKesson this week launched McKesson Ventures, a strategic fund that will invest in early and growth stage companies aimed at tackling the big challenges facing the healthcare industry. More
Bernie Monegain | December 12, 2014 | 09:54 AM | Business Intelligence, Workforce Management
"The demand for health informatics workers is projected to grow at twice the rate of employment overall, but there is strong evidence that the nation already faces a shortage of qualified workers in this field," according to a new report from... More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | December 11, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Business Intelligence, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
KLAS has undertaken the daunting task of sorting out who's who in the emerging field of population health management technology. In a new report, researchers evaluated 29 vendors, and Dallas-based Phytel rose to the top with an overall score of 89.8 out... More