Quality and Safety

AMGA hires former Geisinger leader

John Kennedy, MD was named CMO at AMGA. Credit: Geisinger

By Mike Miliard 10:28 am January 17, 2018
John Kennedy, MD, an endocrinologist and longtime innovator in diabetes treatment, will also serve as president of the AMGA Foundation.
healthcare startups
By Mike Miliard 12:40 pm January 16, 2018
CLEW medical and Viz.ai apply artificial intelligence to predictive analytics and emergency CT imaging.
opioid crisis
By Mike Miliard 01:02 pm January 11, 2018
Premier survey shows executives at U.S. health systems are prioritizing their response to the crisis because technology may be among the most important tools to manage it.
cost of medical tests

A screenshot of Texas Hospital Association's 'Smart Ribbon' program. Credit: THA

By Mike Miliard 12:57 pm January 10, 2018
Baylor Scott & White Health physicians will have access to the EHR data stream to offer better insights into the cost and impact of their orders.
opioid crisis
By Bill Siwicki 04:13 pm January 08, 2018
Machine learning and Smart on FHIR work with controlled substance and prescription drug monitoring data to aid clinicians in the battle against overdoses.
women in health IT leaders
By Jessica Davis 09:58 am January 04, 2018
Consumerism. Patient safety. Privacy and security and enforcement and an increase in cyberattacks will be top of mind in the next twelve months.
meaningful use MACRA reporting
By Mike Miliard 12:18 pm January 03, 2018
As data is submitted to the new system, providers can see real-time scoring within each of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance categories.
DOJ health care fraud
By Bernie Monegain 11:06 am December 28, 2017
$2.4 billion came from healthcare, including high-profile settlements with EHR vendor eClinicalWorks and EpiPen maker Mylan.
Keck Medicine tests Black Box to improve patient safety by monitoring surgeons
By Jeff Lagasse 03:22 pm December 13, 2017
USC researchers said the tool can be used to pinpoint movements during robotic surgery and determine which surgeons are novices or experts.
Mercy Health signs on with AVIA Innovator Network

Mercy Health's Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati. Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 01:26 pm December 13, 2017
The large health system aims to learn from the IT successes of more than two dozen other peers, such as Rush, Providence St. Joseph, Sutter Health and more.

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