Technology optimization: refining clinical decision support
By Bill Siwicki 12:49 pm November 15, 2019
Five CDS technology pros describe some comprehensive best practices for making the technology work optimally for provider organizations.
By Nathan Eddy 10:36 am November 15, 2019
Just under half (49 percent) of all post-acute providers surveyed said the state of their staff's health information technology proficiency is either "extremely poor" or "non-existent," a new Black Book report shows.
By Mike Miliard 09:20 am November 15, 2019
Researchers sought to assess and benchmark how physicians view electronic health record usability, as defined by a standardized metric, and use that to evaluate how poor UX correlates with feelings of job frustration and burnout.
How provider organizations can prepare cybersecurity incident response and recovery

Richard Staynings, chief security strategist at Cylera, speaking at a past HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum.

By Bill Siwicki 12:34 pm November 14, 2019
Two healthcare cybersecurity experts who will be speaking at the upcoming HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum offer comprehensive advice on everything from breach containment to security operations centers.
By Mike Miliard 09:41 am November 14, 2019
Despite HIPAA's right of access rule, and CMS and ONC prioritizing consumer access in their forthcoming 21st Century Cures regs, a new scorecard shows that providers have some work to do.
By 09:03 pm November 13, 2019
Philips’ strong patient monitoring portfolio in critical care provides continuous monitoring for every care setting – from the point-of-care, to the unit central station, to a virtualised care provider or team.
By Max Sullivan 03:06 pm November 13, 2019
Indiana Health Information Exchange and Michiana Health Information Network will merge in 2020, at which point all MHIN employees will become IHIE employees, with offices in Indianapolis and South Bend.  
By Nathan Eddy 02:24 pm November 13, 2019
While Google apparently signed a business associate agreement with Ascension, and the scope of the data sharing appears to be in line with HIPAA allowances, there are still many questions about how the patient information is being put to use.
Care collaboration tech reduces hospital’s ED-to-bed wait time by 97 minutes

Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina.

By Bill Siwicki 12:42 pm November 13, 2019
Calls to the administrators on duty decreased from 274 before electronic notifications to 149 since implementation at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

German federal parliament, the Bundestag has passed legislation to digitalise the country’s healthcare.

By Tammy Lovell 07:21 am November 13, 2019
German federal parliament, the Bundestag has passed legislation to digitalise the country’s healthcare.

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