Quality and Safety

exterior view of TriHealth in Cinncinati Ohio

Credit: TriHealth

By Mike Miliard 02:22 pm September 13, 2018
Data-driven partnerships with skilled nursing facilities helped the Ohio health system improve care outcomes and lower costs.
pharmacist scans a bottle of medication at pharmacy
By Mike Miliard 03:11 pm September 06, 2018
Hospital chief medical information officers are almost unanimous in recognizing the patient safety improvements that have been brought about by better medication management processes, according to a new poll from their U.S. trade group, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.
blockchain ledger flow
By Mike Miliard 05:00 pm September 05, 2018
Add this to blockchain’s growing list of innovative use cases: tracking prescription and population health data.
Doctor using EHR on a tablet and computer screen
By Mike Miliard 02:03 pm August 30, 2018
Absent more rigorous federal regs, Pew Charitable Trusts, MedStar Health and AMA offer model test cases to help vendors and providers detect potentially dangerous usability risks.
IDx AI tool in clinical use

The IDx AI tool in clinical use at University of Iowa Health Care. Credit: YouTube

By Dave Muoio 12:51 pm August 29, 2018
Studies supported the groundbreaking IDx artificial intelligence tool, which can detect diabetic retinopathy with medical imaging – but the investigation of its validity wasn't above critique.
IBM Watson Health booth at HIMSS
By Mike Miliard 02:34 pm August 14, 2018
Several news stories have questioned what reported struggles with the cognitive platform mean for the larger idea of AI in healthcare.
AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Conference at the White House on Tuesday

AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am August 14, 2018
With a GitHub site coming and new developer challenges, the agencies are the latest to engage the developer community.
intersystems EHR booth at HIMSS

Intersystems booth at HIMSS18.

By Lynne Minion 11:10 am August 13, 2018
The digitization initiative in the remote and rural Northern Territory is implementing InterSystems technology to improve quality and access for the area's underserved population.
Denver Health sign on building

Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 03:15 pm August 09, 2018
Wanting to reduce its hospital-acquired infections, Denver Health Medical Center implemented an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system – and improved its adherence rate from 40 percent to 70 percent.
doctors discussing risk science at computer screen
By John Supra and Shrujan Amin 10:53 am August 06, 2018
Risk science is an emerging requirement for value-based care and population health programs.

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