Survey: Americans’ perceptions of telehealth in the COVID-19 era
By Bill Siwicki 12:09 pm April 03, 2020
Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they’d consider using telehealth to be remotely screened for COVID-19, and two-thirds said the pandemic has increased their willingness to try virtual care the Clearlink survey found.
By Nathan Eddy 12:04 pm April 01, 2020
Cerner has been tapped by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service to supply its Millennium EHR system for a 4,000-bed temporary hospital in London.
By Nathan Eddy 10:41 am March 26, 2020
"EHR disaster preparedness testing in the future will need to be able to simulate large volumes of patients over long periods of time," says one nursing informatics consultant.
Health system uses telehealth to steer patients away from ER, urgent care

WakeMed Health and Hospitals Raleigh Campus.

By Bill Siwicki 12:33 pm March 17, 2020
At WakeMed Health and Hospitals, 61% of patients who used virtual urgent care would have gone to an urgent care facility; 14% would have gone to an emergency room.
To combat COVID-19, LogMeIn offers free emergency remote work kits for healthcare providers
By Bill Siwicki 11:35 am March 12, 2020
The social-distancing effort also applies to educational institutions, municipalities and nonprofit organizations.
Albertina Kerr improves care with Epic’s Coordinated Care Management platform

Albertina Kerr, Portland, Oregon.

By Bill Siwicki 01:24 pm March 10, 2020
The Oregon provider is the first to use the care coordination application to support programs for people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges.
By Bill Siwicki 12:55 pm March 06, 2020
Five healthcare interoperability experts – including pros at Boston Children’s Hospital and Medicomp Systems – discuss best practices for unsurpassed data and systems exchange.
Via referral tech, HIE reaches 15% reduction in ER utilization among high-risk pop
By Bill Siwicki 12:58 pm March 05, 2020
Great Lakes Health Connect also saves five minutes per referral request. Statewide referral-technology deployment spans more than 11,229 users at 824 different organizations.
Pharmacy IT helps Vanderbilt save $35 million annually on inpatient drugs

Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am March 03, 2020
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s pharmacy and therapeutics committee and health IT teams worked together on getting optimal drugs prescribed and dispensed.
By Mike Miliard 02:57 pm March 02, 2020
The health system has embraced change management to encourage key clinical buy-in for incorporating social determinant data into the EHR and informing care plans.

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