Quality and Safety

By Mike Miliard 01:43 pm November 20, 2018
The CMS Innovation Center will open a new artificial intelligence challenge in early 2019, seeking new applications for AI and analytics that can boost clinical care and improve overall patient health, the agency said.

Dr. Michael Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx Technologies (Photo: FTC)

By Mike Miliard 12:08 pm November 14, 2018
At a two-day event to learn about the ethics and consumer implications of artificial intelligence, an ONC official and tech developer offered the healthcare perspective.
By Jessica Davis 03:29 pm October 22, 2018
As Watson has undergone close scrutiny over the past year, leader Deborah DiSanzo is moving to IBM Cognitive Solutions' strategy team.
By Mike Miliard 09:55 am October 18, 2018
KLAS sees health system decision makers wanting vendors to give them needed functionalities: point of care access to PDMPs, specific clinical decision support and more.
Ambulance.
By Mike Miliard 03:56 pm October 16, 2018
Expanding from hospital assessments, the patient safety group will publish a national report by this time next year, with data on individual ASCs available by 2020.
Anahi Santiago, Heather Roszkowski and Cris Ewell.

CISOs Anahi Santiago, Heather Roszkowski and Cris Ewell.

By Mike Miliard 02:35 pm October 11, 2018
Keeping software up to date without disrupting care delivery requires a plan for regular patching – and responding to emergency alerts when necessary.
bottle of opioid pills
By Mike Miliard 03:41 pm October 10, 2018
As part of National Health IT Week, two HIMSS Davies Award winners share advice and best practices for putting technology to work fighting the abuse epidemic.
CHIME booth at HIMSS18
By Mike Miliard 10:24 am October 05, 2018
A new CHIME-KLAS survey of CIOs, CISOs and other security leaders finds that few are confident in their ability to protect patient safety and prevent disruptions from cybercriminals.
10 health tech hazards graphic
By Mike Miliard 08:00 am October 03, 2018
The prospect of hackers gaining access to remote access to networked IT systems and connected medical devices raises concerns about serious safety risks.
Vocera Minute hanging on neck of a doctor

A clinician carries a wireless voice communication badge around his neck. Credit: Vocera on YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 10:29 am October 02, 2018
This case study shows how Hardin Memorial Hospital lowered that rate from 5.6 to 2.2 percent – and improved its HCAHPS scores thanks to better communication between doctors and patients.

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