Quality and Safety

Epic EHR

Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Credit: YNHHEditor 

By Bernie Monegain 09:44 am February 01, 2018
The hospital worked with Epic to build a Capacity Command Center to synchronize data analytics to specific care services.
AI in healthcare

Vibin Roy, MD, medical director at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation will speak at HIMSS18 about how the hospital uses AI to predict risk of unplanned ICU transfers and cardiopulmonary arrests.

By Bill Siwicki 12:52 pm January 31, 2018
The automated model to predict risk of unplanned ICU transfers and cardiopulmonary arrests outperforms non-automated models, leading to improved care and patient safety.
Epic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 03:50 pm January 30, 2018
Cerner, athenahealth and Merge each score two Best in KLAS rankings.
CMS, VA partnership
By Jessica Davis 04:03 pm January 23, 2018
The collaboration aims to improve the VA’s ability to investigate fraud and wrongdoing in Veterans Affairs programs.
Medicare Shared Savings Program

A user-friendly dashboard for doctor’s to engage with data was key to lower readmissions and meet Medicare quality performance standards.

By Susan Morse 11:53 am January 23, 2018
Innovation Care Partners built a dashboard to engage physicians and offer financial incentives to use the tool and the combination has already resulted in lower readmissions.
advance care planning
By Jeff Lagasse 02:51 pm January 17, 2018
Making Choices Michigan offers free advance directive services that Great Lakes Health Connect enables clinicians to access, and Community Manager Carol Robinson said doing so helps the organizations pursue the Triple Aim.
AMGA hires former Geisinger leader

John Kennedy, MD was named CMO at AMGA. Credit: Geisinger

By Mike Miliard 10:28 am January 17, 2018
John Kennedy, MD, an endocrinologist and longtime innovator in diabetes treatment, will also serve as president of the AMGA Foundation.
healthcare startups
By Mike Miliard 12:40 pm January 16, 2018
CLEW medical and Viz.ai apply artificial intelligence to predictive analytics and emergency CT imaging.
opioid crisis
By Mike Miliard 01:02 pm January 11, 2018
Premier survey shows executives at health systems prioritizing their response to the crisis through technology.
cost of medical tests

A screenshot of Texas Hospital Association's 'Smart Ribbon' program. Credit: THA

By Mike Miliard 12:57 pm January 10, 2018
Baylor Scott & White Health physicians will have access to the EHR data stream to offer better insights into the cost and impact of their orders.

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