Quality and Safety

Carroll Hospital lifts patient satisfaction scores

Carroll Hospital in Westminster, Maryland. Credit: Carroll Hospital

By Bill Siwicki 10:40 am November 14, 2017
The system boosted its overall rating by more than 15 points in just one quarter.
opioid crisis
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm November 10, 2017
Optimal clinical documentation could go a long way in improving research, education and patient safety.
prevent patient falls
By Bill Siwicki 01:54 pm November 10, 2017
Data from electronic health records combined with other technologies like analytics can help pinpoint patients at risk and encourage caregivers to intervene before a fall occurs.
ECRI's top 10 tech hazards for 2018
By Beth Jones Sanborn 01:08 pm November 07, 2017
ECRI Institute weighed factors like severity, serious injury or dealth with overall preventability.
opioid epidemic
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am November 02, 2017
IT company wants to bring patient data into the pharmacist’s workflow, with real-time flags -- in the same manner they see insurance information and copay amount.
HealthPartners Institute

HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education in Bloomington, Minnesota. Photo via Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 10:56 am November 02, 2017
The hospital will arm patients with devices that track blood pressure and send vitals through AMC Health’s clinical platform into HealthPartners Epic EHR.
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm October 30, 2017
The new program aims to streamline quality measures providers are required to meet, rewarding outcomes rather than micromanaging processes.
Medicaid expansion
By Susan Morse 01:52 pm October 24, 2017
Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act turned Medicaid into a lifelong program for people it was never meant to support, Verma says.
Miami Children’ HIMSS Davies award
By Tom Sullivan 10:14 am October 23, 2017
The system instituted care management and clinical decision support tools to reduce readmissions of patients with asthma.
Santa Clara EMRAM Stage 7

Valley Health Center in downtown San Jose, California. Photo via Google Maps

By Tom Sullivan 11:18 am October 20, 2017
The hospital uses its EHR, analytics and associated IT to foster communications between departments, decrease visits and shorten wait times.  

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