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John W. Loonsk, MD | October 22, 2014 | 07:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
The Ebola cases in the United States, despite their limited numbers, have generated considerable discussion and anxiety. But the focus on EHRs in these discussions does not recognize more prominent health IT needs when it comes potential outbreaks, nor the... More
Mike Miliard | October 21, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
For wearable technology to live up to the hype, especially when it comes to healthcare, it will have to be "interoperable, integrated, engaging, social and outcomes-driven," according to PwC. More
John Halamka | October 21, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
One of the most frequent complaints in John Halamka's email inbox these days is that electronic health records are filled with data, but little knowledge or wisdom. The era of Ebola, he says, has accelerated the urgency for us to rethink the way we... More
Healthcare IT News Staff | October 21, 2014 | 10:01 AM | Quality and Safety
Healthcare IT News is gathering information and input on patient engagement for a future project. As healthcare transitions to new value-based payment models, this is a critical topic that all healthcare providers must address sooner rather than later. We... More
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