Quality and Safety

AHIMA calls on Congress to fight opioids with information sharing, patient matching
By Mike Miliard 01:51 pm March 20, 2018
The group says privacy can still be maintained while giving care providers secure access to relevant substance abuse data and calls on Congress to allow HHS to pursue patient ID strategies.
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm March 20, 2018
A two-phase launch starts in June with physicians getting a "wallet" through which Arizona Care Network will distribute its provider rewards and incentives via blockchain.
Allina CIO on how partnerships with Health Catalyst and Aetna help it advance analytics, pop health

Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 08:43 am March 20, 2018
Chief Information Officer Jonathan Shoemaker offers a glimpse inside the health system’s innovative arrangements.
patient safety concerns
By Jessica Davis 09:46 am March 16, 2018
Diagnostic errors can lead to serious consequences, such as care gaps and unnecessary procedures, while opioid safety should be prioritized due to the seriousness of its side effects.
DrFirst join forces to fight opioid crisis in Nebraska

A screensnap of the e-prescribing software from DrFirst. Credit: DrFirst

By Bill Siwicki 01:35 pm March 15, 2018
E-prescribing vendor DrFirst deploys cloud-based drug knowledge to support Nebraska's PDMP.
HIMSS EHR Association
By Mike Miliard 08:19 pm March 08, 2018
Epic, Cerner, Allscripts, Practice Fusion and Harris offer update on EHRA's efforts to manage complex imperatives.
HP healthcare computer
By Jeff Lagasse 10:28 am March 05, 2018
HP has lifted the curtain on a spate of new healthcare devices, each specifically designed to address the next generation of patient care, The new portfolio was revealed at the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas on Monday.
healthcare social determinants
By Mike Miliard 12:12 pm March 02, 2018
Its new risk score harnesses clinically-validated information from non-clinical settings, enabling health systems to better manage their 30-day readmission risks.
value-based care

Wolters Kluwer Health CEO Diana Nole

By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm February 27, 2018
While value-based care is often seen as a challenge, Diana Nole feels it’s an opportunity to shift into improving outcomes and improving quality.

A traditional Chinese medicine hall in China.

By Mike Miliard 04:19 pm February 26, 2018
The company plans to broaden its knowledge of traditional Eastern healing techniques, creating a taxonomy for its Embase biomedical literature database. 

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