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.
Physicians and consumers differ significantly and broadly in their views about emerging medical technology, with more enthusiasm and support expressed by consumers rather than clinicians.
Like so many healthcare organizations, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has massive amounts of data from its clinical care, education and research efforts, and the volume keeps growing. Putting all that data to good use, especially to improve care and patient outcomes, is a top priority for the Boston-based, 650-bed hospital, which treats hundreds of thousands of inpatients and outpatients each year.
As organizations complete the latest wave of big data projects, plenty of opportunities and challenges remain. For a reality check, here are International Data Corp.s top 10 near-term and long-term predictions for the big data market. This presentation originated at Information Management magazine.
Milford, Conn.-based Cardiopulmonary Corp. and Philadelphia-based Nuvon Inc. have definitively agreed to merge with the deal expected to close within 60 days.
The Camden Group, a healthcare business consultancy, has created a mobile app to enable providers to capture cycle times for clinical and non-clinical processes.
Healthcare organizations are under increasing pressure to deliver results. Mergers, regulatory
mandates to digitize records and tie Medicare payments to outcomes, and incentives from insurers to
treat more patients faster, compel healthcare providers to pay more attention to their operational
Telehealth is the next big thing in disruptive healthcare technology, and many people believe it will become the de facto way people receive much of their healthcare in the future.
IBM agreed to buy Merge Healthcare Inc. for $1 billion, to incorporate the medical companys imaging management platform with its Watson data analytics tool.
CMS and AMA recently developed guidance on new ICD-10 flexibility for physicians during the first year of compliance. Now, at the request of stakeholders who found errors, CMS has substantially changed the guidance in Questions 3 and 5. Here is the corrected guidance in its entirety.
The National Institutes of Healths Clinical Center, the clinical research hospital at NIH, has the distinction of being the first federal medical facility to receive a Stage 7 Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Award from HIMSS Analytics.
Minnesota delivery systems HealthPartners and Essentia Health are teaming to use clinical decision support systems to identify patients with prediabetes and at risk for getting sicker.
Health information technology is an attractive opportunity for U.S. companies looking for increased exports globally, according to the Department of Commerces International Trade Administration.
The term is everywhereBig Data. Everyone talks of Big Data. Everyone is excited about Big Data. How many of us really know what that means?
From July 20 to 24, Medicare will conduct its last week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing before the October 1 compliance deadline. Here are key end-to-end testing takeaways from CMS.
HDM Clinical Visionary John Showalter has seen the future of predictive analytics, and it starts right now.