Quality and Safety

By Mike Miliard 11:38 am January 16, 2019
The health system takes a practical approach, building analytics dashboards for nurses to enable proactive quality improvement.
By Benjamin Harris 10:21 am January 16, 2019
As machine learning rapidly expands into healthcare, the ways it "learns" may be at odds with clinical outcomes unless carefully controlled for, a new study shows.
By Mike Miliard 09:18 am January 14, 2019
The health system's Physician Services Group worked with IT leadership to help aggregate EHR prescribing data and make it available to its providers.
California Correctional wins HIMSS Davies Award
By Bill Siwicki 12:29 pm January 11, 2019
California Correctional Health Care Services takes home the 2018 Davies Award of Excellence Community for its work using IT to reduce hospitalizations for high-risk patients.
UC San Diego Health opens California’s first senior ER unit
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm January 10, 2019
The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department is designed specially for geriatric patients who may be fragile and confused upon entering an ER.
At HIMSS19, HSBlox will debut blockchain tech for clinical trials
By Bill Siwicki 12:41 pm January 10, 2019
Digital Sample Manager leverages distributed ledger technology to bring improved visibility, transparency and tracking to the chain of custody in clinical trials.
By Mike Miliard 03:59 pm January 08, 2019
The tool will combine Experian's patient ID management technology with Change's nationwide Intelligent Healthcare Network.
At UChicago Medicine, patient satisfaction scores soar with digital rounds

UChicago Medicine.

By Bill Siwicki 02:58 pm January 07, 2019
After the provider organization implemented its new patient experience and engagement program along with digitized rounding, HCAHPS scores jumped 30 points.
By Benjamin Harris 01:58 pm January 07, 2019
Vanderbilt University Medical Center will leverage GE technology to improve its use of immunotherapy data for cancer treatment.  
blockchain supply chain
By Mike Miliard 09:42 am December 13, 2018
Tamper-proof distributed ledger tech helps with efficiency, security, integrity and visibility of pharmacy and other supply chain data. And because it doesn't necessarily involve PHI, it may be a logical place for hospitals to start exploring.  

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