Quality and Safety

By Mike Miliard 03:21 pm September 17, 2020
A German woman died after Düsseldorf University Clinic's servers were encrypted, which necessitated that she be relocated to a hospital 20 miles away.
How a homemade dashboard helped resume 3,000 necessary surgeries during COVID-19

The homemade dashboard helped Phoenix Children's staff reschedule more than 3,000 delayed surgeries.

By Bill Siwicki 11:52 am September 11, 2020
Elective but necessary surgeries were banned for a time. To properly catch up, Phoenix Children’s Hospital built a visually informative, interactive, actionable dashboard using Microsoft’s Power BI software.
By Kat Jercich 11:09 am September 10, 2020
A new study from SecurityScorecard and DarkOwl sees increased risk across application and endpoint security, IP reputation, patching cadence and network security.
By Kat Jercich 03:09 pm August 31, 2020
Stakeholders stressed the importance of a patient-identification strategy in an ONC working session Monday.
By Dave Muoio 03:05 pm August 31, 2020
The new analysis of a Pear Therapeutics-based randomized controlled trial came along another investigation that spotted early signs of treatment dropout.
By Kat Jercich 02:59 pm August 28, 2020
Although AI documentation assistants will likely be integral to future primary care consultations, they'll still need to be supervised by a human. 
By Mike Miliard 02:35 pm August 28, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice says its Viztek subsidiary violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently gaining 2014 Edition certification for its EXA EHR.
What one provider learned from other athenahealth users about EHRs, telehealth

Whole Life Health Care in Newington, New Hampshire.

By Bill Siwicki 12:19 pm August 27, 2020
Whole Life Health Care uses the vendor’s Success Community platform to get best practices on technology and pandemic care to meet the excessive demands of the COVID-19 era.
NYC elder care org using FCC funds for telehealth to protect senior patients from COVID-19

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park, New York.

By Bill Siwicki 11:10 am August 25, 2020
The government grant will help strengthen Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation’s resources with more laptops, mobile devices and remote patient monitoring strategies so doctors can monitor patients from anywhere.
By Kat Jercich 02:17 pm August 18, 2020
A new article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association points to the dissemination of "under-developed and potentially biased models" in response to the novel coronavirus.