Quality and Safety

improving the quality of data

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By Bill Siwicki 02:58 pm June 19, 2018
Clinicians enter quality improvement data at the same time they enter charge capture data, enabling a more timely and robust quality effort.
Halifax Health integrates EHR, cloud decision support, communications to combat sepsis
By Bill Siwicki 03:04 pm June 13, 2018
As many as 80 percent of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment, which is why Halifax has brought together this triumvirate of health IT for prescriptive alerts.
New York's Healthix HIE sending clinical info alerts without patient consent

An Intersystems presentation about how it works with Healthix Essential Alerts. Credit: YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 12:18 pm June 13, 2018
It doesn’t need express written consent to use the technology for “essential” alerts, the HIE’s CEO explains, and the result is better care.
Hospitals investing big in clinical communications with secure texting
By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm June 11, 2018
Health system executives are convinced that mobile technology improves patient safety, but are looking for tools that feature robust security features, according to Black Book.
By Bill Siwicki 11:37 am June 11, 2018
Artificial intelligence is helping the health system generate ROI through increased patient arrivals, Medicaid risk stratification model cases and surgical outcomes.
Next gen quality and safety for healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 10:25 am June 11, 2018
In the future, patients will have more access to their own data and more communication channels with their extended care team.
AI is coming to a doctor's office near you, and AMA wants to be ready

AI's success in healthcare depends on enthused buy-in from physicians AMA President James Madara, MD, said at HIMSS18. 

 

By Mike Miliard 04:41 pm June 04, 2018
The American Medical Association assesses the implications of artificial and "augmented" intelligence, proposing policy recommendations as it prepares for its annual meeting, which starts June 9.
predictive analytics helps doctors assess cardiac risk
By Bernie Monegain 01:29 pm June 04, 2018
The patient monitoring company says the technology, developed at the University of Chicago, will allow health systems to better manage patients' risk of adverse events.
HIMSS weighs in on FDA software pre-cert program
By Mike Miliard 03:55 pm June 01, 2018
As the agency considers a lighter touch for regulating iterative versions of software-as-a-medical device, it should also stay focused on patient-centeredness, cybersecurity and more, HIMSS says.
AI command center helps hospital use analytics to manage operations

Toronto’s Humber River Hospital opened Canada’s first analytics-based hospital command center in collaboration with GE Healthcare Partners. Credit: GE Healthcare

By Mike Miliard 12:06 pm May 30, 2018
Tampa General's new partnership with GE Healthcare is the most recent example of Artificial Intelligence-driven care coordination centers that harmonize patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.

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