Quality and Safety

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.
King's Daughters boosts medication reconciliation

King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:48 pm May 29, 2018
King's Daughters boosts medication reconciliation threshold to 77 percent and e-prescribing to 52 percent.
Children's Mercy Kansas City

Credit: Google Street View

By Bill Siwicki 02:23 pm May 25, 2018
Achieving Stage 7, the top stage, in the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model is quite a feat. It shows that a healthcare provider organization is playing at the top of its game in health IT.
fishing for value-based analytics

Healthcare is on the cusp of value-based care but providers are still fishing in the fee-for-service waters because there is no incentive to make the switch, for now.

By Mike Miliard 09:34 am May 23, 2018
Convincing the C-suite that there's ROI in projects that may seem intangible is a necessary skill to drive success in accountable care.
Hospital taps iPad-based language interpretation

Hospitals use an app for remote interpretation services to connects providers with qualified medical interpreters to assist with population health management projects.

By Bill Siwicki 02:18 pm May 21, 2018
Southcoast Health shows how video-based interpretation is improving patient engagement and experience, and allaying the fears of patients with limited English proficiency.
biometric patient check-in
By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm May 17, 2018
The integrated technology aims to streamline patient registration, safeguard privacy and enhance patient engagement.

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