Clinical

By Dave Muoio 09:32 am February 23, 2018
The partnership will use AI to uncover risk predictors for the most common conditions experienced during hospital stays and work to improve care.
Clinical decision support

Blackford Middleton, chief informatics and innovation officer at Apervita, will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8. Credit: Apervita Twitter

By Mike Miliard 01:58 pm February 22, 2018
At HIMSS18, longtime health informaticist Blackford Middleton will show how CDS can be deployed online and via SMART on FHIR apps and shared across EHRs nationwide.
HIMSS18 showroom floor

Vocera will be at Booth 2824 to talk about their new tools and “real-time situational awareness” at HIMSS18.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 08:43 am February 22, 2018
The new platform, which combines Vocera’s tech with newly-acquired products from Extension Healthcare, helps humanize the connection between clinicians and patients.
EHRs fail to reduce administrative billing costs

No evidence was found that EHR systems reduced billing costs related to physician services the studies found.

By Jessica Davis 11:28 am February 21, 2018
While EHRs were implemented with the idea that they would reduce administrative costs, Harvard and Duke researchers found primary care services cost providers about $100,000 annually.
HIMSS18 guide to patient experience

The scheduled is packed with patient experience educational sessions and show floor demos planned for HIMSS18.

By Jack McCarthy 10:24 am February 21, 2018
From the rise of Chief Experience Officers and cool new tools to scalable programs, there are a lot of sessions about enhancing the patient experience.
enterprise imaging

In addition to imaging enterprise education sessions during HIMSS18, there are demos and sessions on the showroom floor as well.

By Mike Miliard 03:27 pm February 20, 2018
Delivering the right image at the right time to the right physician is the goal but that requires smart decisions about clinical workflow and IT infrastructure.
Care coordination software merges physical and mental healthcare

"This is a meaningfully convenient offering for members to be able to see their behavioral and mental health providers in one visit, especially those with limited transportation options," said Leanette Henagan, MD, is the chief integration officer at Partners in Recovery.

By Bill Siwicki 02:25 pm February 20, 2018
Partners in Recovery has replaced by 75 percent the time-consuming use of spreadsheets to track health, and has seen a 32 percent increase in educating members on physical care needs.
value-based care clinical decision support

Kurt Hegmann, MD, from the University of Utah and a Kaiser partner, will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8.

By Bill Siwicki 09:40 am February 20, 2018
A physician working on a major Kaiser Permanente clinical decision support implementation shares lessons learned.
Google AI
By Bill Siwicki 12:18 pm February 19, 2018
This is a big step forward, Google officials said, because the tech is not imitating an existing diagnostic but rather using machine learning to uncover a new way to predict health problems.
hospital operations
By Bill Siwicki 01:59 pm February 16, 2018
The hospital has outstripped its physical footprint, so analytics for patient placement has become critical while it awaits new buildings.

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