Quality and Safety

Intermountain, UnitedHealthcare build new social determinants program
By Bernie Monegain 02:35 pm July 13, 2018
Organizations are each expanding services to address non-medical factors that can have a significant impact on individual and population health.
Experts weigh in on CMS big changes to clinical documentation, EHRs and interoperability
By Mike Miliard 11:57 am July 13, 2018
Industry groups like easier quality reporting and advance applications of telehealth, but some say docs shouldn't have to make expensive EHR upgrades for 2019.

AHRQ Office. Credit Google Street View

By Bernie Monegain 04:26 pm July 12, 2018
Both the National Guideline Clearninghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are slated to shut down on July 16.
Mobile tech opioid prescriptions get help from PDMP
By Bill Siwicki 11:02 am July 11, 2018
Physicians at Affiliated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Maryland now have a better handle on opioid prescribing as they try to combat the ongoing crisis.
AI has trust issues with patients and physicians
By Mike Miliard 03:25 pm July 06, 2018
A new Intel survey shows that health systems expect artificial intelligence to improve care delivery, but worry that patients and physicians are nervous about the technology.
By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm July 06, 2018
It has seen a 21 percent decrease in missed doses, a 66 percent reduction in wasted doses and zero reportable adverse events in the past 11 months.
Healthpoint hospital in Abu Dhabi launches Cerner

Healthpoint in Abu Dhabi. Credit: Healthpoint 

By Bernie Monegain 03:04 pm July 02, 2018
Healthpoint, its hospital in Abu Dhabi, hopes the new technology will help it advance from Stage 6 to Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model.
EHR data with medical devices
By Mike Miliard 01:57 pm July 02, 2018
It's the second such collaboration, using real-world clinical data to track device performance, following the health system's 2017 agreement with Medtronic.
Grady Health System chooses Care Logistics to boost patient care, drive efficiencies

Grady Health in Atlanta. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 11:37 am July 02, 2018
Its new Hospital Operating System will help the safety net provider improve care coordination and develop shared patient progression and length-of-stay targets.
What hospitals need to improve patient experience: Real-time point of care data
By Mike Miliard 10:33 am June 22, 2018
Beyond HCAHPS: CXOs are looking for technology to offer better patient experience as a competitive differentiator.

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