October 13, 2014
Premier healthcare alliance has offered to put its data analytics to use to help the White House fight antibiotic resistant bacteria, which Premier calls an international public health issue.
September 29, 2014
Amidst the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which has claimed the lives of some 3,000 people thus far, government entities in the U.S. and abroad are moving to harness personnel and technologies to better manage the outbreak.
August 27, 2014
There has been no increase in new patient visits since the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to ACAView, a report from cloud-based EHR company athenahealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
August 27, 2014
It's a chilling reality -- one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. -- third only to heart disease and cancer -- claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year.
August 26, 2014
It has historically been difficult for public health officials -- especially at cash-strapped state and local departments -- to gauge whether their outreach and initiatives really work. A new tool from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health Partners aims to change that.
August 25, 2014
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has raised public awareness about the risks of healthcare associated infections, as U.S. healthcare workers in Africa acquired Ebola while working in a healthcare setting. Here in the U.S., data mining technology is a valuable weapon for combating HAIs.
August 20, 2014
Electronic health records are now a fact of life in federally-funded community health centers, with nearly all of the centers using EHRs in some or all their sites in 2013, according to the latest data from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
August 04, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not routinely get involved in telling hospitals how to run operations, but with increasing reports of EHR deployment problems, the Atlanta-based operation now sees the need to act.
July 18, 2014
It's a chilling reality -- one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. -- third only to heart disease and cancer -- claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a Congressional hearing July 17, patient safety officials put their best ideas forward on how to...
July 09, 2014
On paper, it sounds easy. Eligible hospitals that refer patients to another care setting must electronically transmit "a summary of care record for more than 10 percent of such transitions and referrals." One hospital's experience shows it's harder than it might look.