Quality and Safety

AMA Board Chair Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld

By Mike Miliard 04:16 pm October 09, 2019
Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld explores the practical implications of artificial intelligence and its impacts on quality, safety, cost reduction, patient engagement and more ahead of his roundtable session at the Connected Health Conference in Boston Oct. 16.

Timing-related EHR errors, which could delay the administration of critical medications if the order generated doesn't match the dose administration time intended by the prescriber, were one of the risks noted on this year's list.

By Mike Miliard 01:05 pm October 08, 2019
The annual report from ECRI Institute spotlights the Top 10 technology dangers in hospitals, ambulatory clinics and LTPAC settings.
By Mike Miliard 12:42 pm October 02, 2019
If exploited by a remote attacker, the set of vulnerabilities could pose safety and security risks for connected medical devices and hospital networks.

University of Utah Health.

By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm October 01, 2019
Epic calculates vital signs and triggers alerts sent to caregivers by the communications platform. The sepsis program saves 40 lives a year at University of Utah Health.
By Nathan Eddy 10:57 am September 27, 2019
The customizable DynamikAnalytix technology from Clinical Cyber Defense System aims to tackle a central challenge for cybersecurity: getting non-technical leaders such as CMIOs and CEOs engaged with the subject.
By Jonah Comstock 04:55 pm September 23, 2019
What patients want from a healthcare provider is surprisingly uncomplicated. They want convenience. They want quality care. And they want empathy at a scary time in their lives.
The goal is to run dozens of such quality improvement projects each year and to ultimately make randomization standard practice for the continual improvement of existing and new programs.

Part of the team responsible for randomized quality improvement projects carried out at New York University’s Langone Health medical center.

By Nathan Eddy 09:10 pm September 18, 2019
The goal is to run dozens of such quality improvement projects each year and to ultimately make randomization standard practice for the continual improvement of existing and new programs.
Mayo Clinic CIO: 'This artificial intelligence stuff is real'

Mayo Clinic CIO Cris Ross at Health 2.0

By Mike Miliard 08:56 pm September 18, 2019
"And it is coming quickly to a care setting near you," said Cris Ross at Health 2.0 on Tuesday, touting "small AI and big AI" tools that can help revamp IT systems to improve the experience of clinicians and patients alike.
Novant Health taps Jvion as first partner for its new AI institute

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (photo: David Bjorgen, Wikimedia)

By Mike Miliard 02:25 pm September 18, 2019
The prescriptive analytics company will start by helping researchers the Novant Health Institute of Innovation & Artificial Intelligence reduce readmissions for congestive heart failure.

Dr. Albert Chan of Sutter Health, speaking at Health 2.0 on Monday.

By Mike Miliard 01:24 pm September 16, 2019
Dr. Albert Chan, chief of digital patient experience at Sutter Health, says health systems have to get better at interpreting data in novel ways to make good on their promise to patients.

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