Open Door Family Medical Centers wins HIMSS Davies Award
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm December 06, 2018
The top award from HIMSS was given for the community health center’s efforts surrounding health IT and screening for colorectal cancer.
How big data is redefining the CEO, CFO and COO roles
By Bill Siwicki 08:14 am December 06, 2018
CIOs are in the best position as the originator and gatekeeper of data and as a fellow C-suite observer to comment on changing C-suite roles.
Billing tech boosts patient-initiated payments at BrightSpring
By Bill Siwicki 01:58 pm December 05, 2018
Staff immediately noticed the impact of the systems. They receive significantly fewer mailed checks, which has reduced the time spent to process payments. They also send fewer statements.
Communications platform gains efficiencies, cuts discharge time at Avera Health
By Bill Siwicki 02:16 pm December 04, 2018
In one case, 100 percent of Avera's respiratory therapists missed at least one therapy or medication order per day by at least 30 minutes – now, with the new platform, only 11 percent of therapists per day miss an order by that time.
How a scribe tool linked to Epic EHR is helping ease physician burnout
By Bill Siwicki 03:02 pm December 03, 2018
Some doctors at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization have saved more than two hours per clinical session with virtual scribe technology.
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:38 am December 03, 2018
NHSmail national outage caused by “software issue”
Eighty percent of users say the technology saves them time, and three out of four believe it has reduced errors.

Care coordination technology from vendor TrekIT Health, which was initially developed in 2016 at Penn Medicine.

By Bill Siwicki 12:23 pm November 30, 2018
Eighty percent of users say the technology saves them time, and three out of four believe it has reduced errors.
Post-acute facility trims length of stay by 3-5 days with alerts tech
By Bill Siwicki 03:46 pm November 29, 2018
Cedar View Rehabilitation also has seen a 6 percent decrease in readmissions because it has been able to coordinate care better with external providers.
By Benjamin Harris 01:57 pm November 28, 2018
The draft plan addresses physician concerns around usability, regulation and note bloat, and aims to help vendors improve their designs to improve productivity and user satisfaction.
Machine learning system saves case managers 1,327 hours per year
By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm November 28, 2018
Since the new discharge platform was introduced at Bon Secours Charity Hospital, it has cut the amount of time case managers need to prepare from a daily average of 35 minutes to eight.

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