Quality and Safety

A person stands in front of a COVID-19 test sign

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By Kat Jercich 12:22 pm February 23, 2021
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are using a mathematical model to estimate false-negative rates.

Physician doing dictation

By Bill Siwicki 01:26 pm February 19, 2021
Social determinants of health can make a big difference in health outcomes. A physician expert in NLP highlights how the AI technology can unearth gold in EHRs.
Cybersecurity monitoring
By Kat Jercich 03:27 pm February 18, 2021
The Center for Internet Security's service uses software from the cybersecurity vendor Akamai aimed at proactively identifying, blocking and mitigating threats.
A digital representation of a brain
By Mike Miliard 11:05 am February 18, 2021
ANSI/CTA-2090 puts the focus on three must-haves, according to the Consumer Technology Organization: human trust, technical trust and regulatory trust.
By Mike Miliard 11:25 am February 15, 2021
Their five recommendations and strategies for integration with primary care focus on new approaches to patient screening, clinical documentation and data sharing.
Security professionals sit in front of a computer.
By Kat Jercich 01:47 pm February 10, 2021
A new report shows that almost three-quarters of the number of breaches reported to HHS in the last six months of 2020 were tied to third-party business associates.
Person in scrubs with tablet
By Mike Miliard 01:30 pm February 09, 2021
The informatics group's new position paper explores ways to enable rigorous but flexible oversight and help FDA and other policymakers ensure "adaptive CDS" is safe and effective.
A vaccination
By Bill Siwicki 12:44 pm February 09, 2021
The new tools can help medical groups and hospitals with pre-appointment engagement, online appointment scheduling and reminders, post-appointment communications, and collection of clinical data.
Phoenix Children's Hospital's PET CT ambient experience

Phoenix Children's Hospital's PET CT ambient experience

By Bill Siwicki 11:32 am February 09, 2021
In addition to calming kids, parents and even providers, the Philips technology has enabled better images, a reduced need to rescan and reduced total scan time.
A person sits in a darkened room in front of a computer
By Kat Jercich 11:58 am February 08, 2021
NBC News reports that extensive patient data from Leon Medical Centers and Nocona General Hospital were published in an apparent extortion attempt.