Workflow

By Bill Siwicki 08:29 am June 08, 2018
The specialty practice only had to expand support staff by 20 percent to keep pace.
What providers should know about CMS patient relationship category codes
By Mike Miliard 04:26 pm June 05, 2018
AHIMA offers advice for using the new codes, created as part of the Quality Payment Program, which have begun being reported voluntarily this year.
Imprivata launches new mobile device authentication
By Mike Miliard 12:35 pm June 05, 2018
The technology's badge-tap and single-sign-on process help avoid the slowdowns associated with "fat-finger typing," nurse says.
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.
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.
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.
nurse burnout
By Bill Siwicki 02:47 pm May 22, 2018
Health IT can often contribute to frustrations, but smart and well-designed technology can offload work, streamline processes and generally make nurses' lives easier.
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.
himss precision medicine summit speakers talking about community hospitals

Gabriel Bien-Willner, MD, and Jennifer Buhay speaking at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Washington, D.C. on May 17.

By Mike Miliard 09:53 am May 18, 2018
Gibbs Cancer and Research Institute explains how it developed educational programs, new workflows and IT systems to capitalize on the promise of genomics.
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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