Clinical decision support encompasses a variety of electronic tools at the point of care to facilitate decision-making on the part of clinicians. These include electronic order sets, patient alerts, and evidence-based medicine protocols. Stories here encompass the design, creation and implementation of clinical decision support tools as well as the benefits and pitfalls of using them.
The global mobile health market, valued at $10.5 billion in 2014, is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33.5 percent between 2015 and 2020, according to a new report by Allied Market Research.
The impact of operational issues on the launch and expansion of data analytics initiatives will be the focus of a track of sessions to be offered during Health Data Managements upcoming Healthcare Analytics Symposium.
J. Bryan Bennett, predictive analytics curriculum subject matter expert and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, has signed on to lead a workshop at Health Data Managements Healthcare Analytics Symposium that will focus on the implementation and application of new technologies within healthcare organizations.
As part of the 21st Century Cures Acts proposed reform of regulations governing health software, Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Gene Green (D-Tex.) have reintroduced a new version of the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency (SOFTWARE) Act. Whether the version is an improvement is up for debate.
By monitoring patients in transit to trauma centers, an automated system that analyzes vital signs could significantly improve the ability to diagnose patients with life-threatening bleeding before they arrive at the hospital.
Telemedicine vendor REACH Health recently released results of a benchmark survey on the state of the telemedicine industry in the United States. The 233 survey respondents represented physicians and nurses, administrators, coordinators and other stakeholders, sharing their views about priorities, objectives and challenges, program models, management structures, settings of care, and their telemedicine platforms. Here is a summary of findings.
By a voice vote, the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee on Thursday approved the latest draft of its 21st Century Cures Act and forwarded it to the full committee for consideration. While the subcommittee says the proposed bipartisan legislation is the product of more than a year of listening to healthcare stakeholders across the country, the bill has detractors who feel that members of Congress have not been paying attention to their concerns.
Anybody can predict the future. The real trick is predicting the future correctly -- using predictive analytics. Here are ways to succeed from analytics vendor Rapid Insight Inc. This presentation originated at Information Management magazine.
Patient portals, as the acknowledged leading patient engagement tool, so far have been disappointing in satisfying the needs of both patients and providers.
New IT strategies are needed to handle value-based payment.
Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Monday reintroduced a bill to exempt low-risk medical software and mobile apps from regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in an attempt to provide greater certainty regarding what software will be regulated by the agency to protect consumers.
Patient safety organization and decision support vendor ECRI Institute has introduced a new version of its provider supply chain analytics product that for the first time supports use on mobile computing devices.
While most physicians have become adept at using electronic health records in their practices, they are not sold on the ability of EHRs to aid their treatment decisions, reduce medical errors or improve outcomes.
Informatics nurses are having a positive impact on the health information technology environments in which they work. Thats the finding of a new survey of 576 respondents released at the HIMSS15 conference in Chicago.
MCIS, the health information technology unit of Marshfield Clinic, has combined its suite of homegrown electronic health records software with the revenue cycle management software and services of ambulatory vendor CareCloud.