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By Tammy Lovell 04:41 am January 03, 2020
Patchwork Insights enables health organisations to gain insight in temporary staffing.
Rural hospital improves meds reconciliation via AI automation into EHR

King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

By Bill Siwicki 12:29 pm January 02, 2020
Automated sig translation system created time savings of 34 hours per month for clinicians, translating into about $11,000 in recaptured nursing productivity over 12 months. Further, 30-day readmission rate fell from 6.2% to 5.5%.
By Bill Siwicki 11:21 am January 02, 2020
These trends in the new year ahead will see healthcare provider organizations innovating solutions and practices to improve healthcare, one expert predicts.
Ransomware attacks in 2019 forced some health systems to pay up
By Nathan Eddy 10:52 am January 02, 2020
Cybersecurity experts warn healthcare organizations not to pay up for fear of more attacks, but some provider organizations had no choice last year.
Merger sign
By Jeff Lagasse 10:50 am January 02, 2020
What's more, 30-day mortality and readmission rates stayed largely the same at acquired facilities.
By Mélisande Rouger 04:52 am January 02, 2020
Portugal has been involved in telehealth since the 1990s and leading initiatives have spread throughout the country. In order to maximize their potential, the government has just launched a flagship plan that will help draw a national strategy for the next three years, by placing patients at the center of consultations and building on the...
By Dean Koh 09:34 pm January 01, 2020
A broad look of HIT-related developments in the APAC region in 2019, as well as a glimpse of what might happen in 2020.  
By Jeff Lagasse 11:23 am December 31, 2019
Former President Barack Obama’s signature health legislation was passed into law on Dec. 24, 2009, marking a fundamental shift in American healthcare.
Care coordination notifications help reduce opioid deaths by 32% at county hospital

The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in California.

By Bill Siwicki 11:00 am December 31, 2019
The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula combines technology and teamwork to tackle the opioid crisis, seeing more than a 50% decrease in the number of narcotic pills prescribed at local primary care clinics.
EHRs are still a mess for physicians, but change is coming
By Nathan Eddy 10:54 am December 31, 2019
A chief medical officer says 2020 will be a breakthrough year in making EHRs less stressful for providers if the growing avalanche of data is reined in with health IT that makes EHRs work better.

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