EDIS

Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS) are electronic health record systems designed specifically to manage data and workflow in support of Emergency Department patient care and operations. A 2010 KLAS report highlights a trend towards enterprise EDIS that offer superior integration with existing EHR systems rather than stand alone, best-of-breed solutions. EDIS will play a key role in any hospital's ability to meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 Criteria.

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At a time when hospital officials around the country are looking for proof that mHealth-based communication tools will help them save money, officials at LibertyHealth's Jersey City Medical Center are offering hard figures.
May 8, 2014
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Ambient Clinical Analytics is a new startup, founded by Mayo Clinic researchers with help from Silicon Valley investors, that aims to bring data assimilation, communication and analytics to the bedside.
March 20, 2014
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A Mayo Clinic team is launching a new company to provide clinical decision support tools for the ICU, operating room and emergency department. The startup is backed with $1.1 million in seed funding from Mayo Clinic and Silicon Valley investors The Social+Capital Partnership, and nonprofit Rock Health.
February 18, 2014
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In one of the first large-scale empirical studies on the links between HIE participation and imaging in hospital emergency departments, researchers found redundant CT scans, X-rays and ultrasounds decreased fairly significantly -- with savings in the millions of dollars.
January 20, 2014
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CIOs from three of Boston's elite hospitals discuss the role health information technology has played in responding to the two-part bombing that stopped the Boston Marathon in its tracks on April 15. The horrific tragedy sent hundreds of gravely wounded runners and bystanders to hospitals, where communication and coordination proved critical to ensuring top patient care.
April 17, 2013
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Even as hospitals trend toward integrated platforms, a new report from KLAS shows physicians strongly preferring best of breed emergency department information systems (EDIS) to enterprise installations, citing better clinical decision support, usability and accuracy of documentation.
February 8, 2013
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Having already deployed it last week in response to Hurricane Sandy, Hackensack University Medical Center is again readying its mobile satellite emergency department (MSED) to serve locations throughout New Jersey as a nor'easter bears down on the state.
November 7, 2012
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As the mammoth storm advances on the New Jersey coastline, Hackensack University Medical Center is working to protect the IT infrastructure of its hospital command center, while also deploying mobile satellite emergency department vehicles to deliver emergency care to low-lying areas.
October 29, 2012
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Rising wealth, aging and growing populations, demand for quality healthcare and an increase in the number of hospitals are driving growth for the healthcare information technology markets in Indonesia and Vietnam, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
August 2, 2012
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Thousands of urgent care centers are looking for an EMR to adapt to increasing patient volume, and providers are finding success with three different types of EMRs, according to a new report from research firm KLAS.
April 16, 2012
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The Veterans Health Administration plans to deploy a mobile triage solution for the emergency room. The idea for the touch-screen triage tablet came from a VA Employee Innovation Competition, where Orlando, Fla.-based DSHI Systems emerged as one of the winners.
January 30, 2012
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KLAS has unveiled its annual "Best in KLAS Awards" for software and professional services in 2011, ranking the best-performing healthcare IT vendors in more than 100 market segments based on ratings from over 18,000 interviews with healthcare providers.
December 16, 2011
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Download the whitepaper to learn how Valley Regional Hospital improved their IT costs and increased their uptime to 99.5 percent with a Hosted IT solution. Not only were they able to reduce spikes in their IT spending but at the same time comply with the latest technology and regulatory requirements. Learn how to evaluate on-premise versus off-premise, hosted IT infrastructure and application management for hospitals, and the benefits that the proper choice can yield. A checklist is included that you can use to gage what is best for your hospital.
May 19, 2014
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Your inpatient EHR should not be one of the challenges you face as you prepare for Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3. We invite you to download the MEDHOST Meaningful Use Tip Sheet to gauge whether your EHR is ready for Stage 2. Don't jeopardize your attestation plans and risk losing the financial and clinical rewards of Meaningful Use. Find out if your EHR is a 2014 Edition Complete EHR, certified by ONC.
March 12, 2014
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Read through valuable insights on the changing landscape of the Healthcare IT industry today. Learn about leading practices from our thought leaders and their strategic thinking through a series of interviews by Deloitte’s key industry leaders, client interviews, research and thought leadership articles on government reform, new risk-based models such as value-based care, M&A activities, growing patient populations and increased competition amid shrinking resources that are driving transformation.
February 17, 2014
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Atlantic Health System is leading the way in connecting healthcare providers with one another and with patients to help improve care coordination and patient engagement. Increasing levels of clinical connectivity in parallel with improved financial connectivity are driving better care and better financial outcomes. Read Atlantic Health’s story to learn about the incremental steps taken to establish the Jersey Health Connect HIO and about revenue cycle process improvements to improve financial performance via a relationship with RelayHealth.
February 27, 2013
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EHRs were projected to reduce the need for transcription. However, with slower than anticipated adoption of EHRs by providers coupled with concerns about quality and fear of inaccurate documentation and over-billing due to inappropriate copy/paste and template use, there is still a demand for transcription technology and services. A skilled medical transcriptionist can be the economical choice when faced with passing time-consuming tasks on to the most expensive person in the documentation workflow – the physician – and can serve as the extra pair of eyes to validate structured and encoded data intended for consumption by the EHR.
January 28, 2013
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This white paper focuses on how an EHR-Extender (EHR-e) can help hospitals leverage data trapped in the EHR and other clinical systems to establish better care team communication. The result of contextual critical alerts and texts are improved communication and enhanced workflows which makes patients, healthcare staff, administration, and regulators happy.
January 2, 2013
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The arrival of <a href="/directory/health-information-technology-economic-and-clinical-health-hitech-act" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">HITECH</a> and other laws designed to enforce HIPAA privacy guidelines makes maintaining HIPAA compliance more important than ever. Faxing anything, in a traditional manner, while maintaining compliance is extremely difficult. Therefore, we need to change the way we process and handle patient healthcare information. Fortunately, the advent of intelligent fax boards has paved the way for healthcare entities to transition into the future while allowing for more economical use of resources and reducing environmental impact.
October 18, 2012
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This white paper summarizes five vital strategies drawn from the experiences of hundreds of successful implementations in community hospitals across the nation--starting with implementation planning and carrying through go-live to ongoing optimization of the EHR. Leaders who follow them will sidestep common pitfalls and maximize use of this culture-changing tool.
September 10, 2012
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Specialty medicine practices rarely employ a dedicated information technology resource. Durham Nephrology is no exception. The Durham practice navigated the uncharted waters of attesting to <a href="/directory/meaningful-use" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">Meaningful Use</a> under <a href="/directory/health-information-technology-economic-and-clinical-health-hitech-act" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">the HITECH Act</a> of 2009 without the benefit of an IT expert or outside consultant. They implemented an <a href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">EHR</a> system in 2003 and believed that an EHR was the only long-term, effective way to organize patient charts and clinical notes. Read this story to find out this resourceful team achieved their goals--and more.
September 4, 2012
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As healthcare organizations develop strategies to comply with federal mandates and succeed in the new environment, wireless is one of the emerging technologies that can enable organizations to meet their clinical and business objectives, especially in this era of having to do more with a finite set of resources. This paper, featuring results from a Healthcare IT News online survey from June and July 2012, discusses current usage of wireless data technology in healthcare and identifies areas of demand and the potential benefits of wireless solutions and strategies.
August 29, 2012
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Every HIM initiative - especially clinical documentation - relies on a single common thread for success: the availability and integrity of the right data to drive the correct decisions and follow-on actions. Capturing accurate, complete quality clinical documentation is the most critical and fundamental component in providing quality care, and ultimately has the biggest connection to generating revenue. This white paper describes the risks associated with the lack of a core HIT strategy; identifies HIT strategies that can help manage the complex clinical documentation challenges associated with ICD-10, RAC and ACOs; and provides an overview of existing and emerging technologies that have significant impact on addressing these challenges.
August 2, 2012
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A new era in healthcare IT has arrived! Even when physicians can’t physically be there, new advances in technology allow them to always “virtually” be on the scene to save a life - whether it’s in the middle of the night or on their day off. In this short video, you’ll watch how a cardiologist prescribes a patient the medicine he needs stat at 2 a.m. You’ll see how easily you can access clinical desktops from anywhere and access real-time info about patients as they’re getting wheeled into the ER. In addition, the video will show you how to go mobile instantly with desktops that follow users, review real-time ER caseloads and enable HD face-to-face telemedicine. Also, watch how this doctor uses voice recognition to update patient records and secure patient health information (PHI) on devices. Don’t you love living in the future?
June 7, 2012
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It's December and I am excited. Sure, I am excited for the holidays, but I may be more excited to see the official ARRA "meaningful use" guidelines. The HIT Policy Committee's draft is simply not detailed enough to use to develop a good IT strategy.
December 8, 2009
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This has been a year that I will not be sad when it is laid to rest. How many separate institutions have been involved in my care over the last six or so months (physicians, clinics, lab and hospitals)?
October 20, 2009
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The newly published July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks includes a story I wrote about the worsening staffing crunch in health IT.
July 14, 2009
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At BIDMC, our Infection Control staff have sent out daily updates about the H1N1 Virus, our process changes to protect patients/staff, and our planning for future activities if the infection escalates.
May 4, 2009
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In a recent letter to the HITSP panel describing the interoperability needed for meaningful use, I discussed point to point interoperability and persistent document exchange. Here are a few additional details about these approaches.
April 28, 2009
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For readers lucky enough to be at HIMSS, (OK, given the snow, maybe they aren't lucky), take some time to stop by the Microsoft booth and check out what developers are doing with the behemoth's "Surface" technology. I sat for three demos, and was impressed with all of them.
April 6, 2009
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I was recently asked about BIDMC's adherence to medication reconciliation, a Joint Commission requirement and a pay for performance goal for us. We have 3 major medication reconciliation workflows...
January 12, 2009
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