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.
A not-for-profit startup company is finding a niche in Mississippi, offering telemedicine services in a variety of underserved areas while crafting partnerships that link patients in rural areas with providers.
Hortonworks Chief Technology Officer Scott Gnau shares his thoughts on what will be five of the most important data trends to impact the CIO in the coming year.
With the rush to implement electronic health record systems and meet meaningful use requirements, there have been mixed results in getting patients to use patient portals.
Google is consolidating its various cloud businesses into a single group, as the search giant seeks to diversify its revenue stream beyond its bedrock advertising business.
Inspira Medical Center Vineland, part of three-hospital Inspira Health Network, used to have around 150 overhead pages a day; now, it has about three.
The federal agency may step in to provide oversight on laboratory developed tests to address several serious concerns that could bring harm to patients.
Data analytics remains one of the top areas of technology investment this year, and most industry watchers expect more of the same in 2016. But analytics is a broad topic, fed by a lot of other top technology trends. David Cearley, vice president and Garner Fellow at Gartner Group, shared his thoughts with Information Management magazine on the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends that will impact IT leaders and data analytics in 2016. The list follows.
As Congress in 2014 worked on legislation to replace Medicares physician payment formula, lawmakers also inserted a mandate for radiologists to consult with clinical decision support software before ordering advanced diagnostic imaging examinations that include CT, MRI, PET and nuclear medicine.
St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh, derives benefits from its EHR by focusing on providing the information that caregivers really need.
Use of a pillcam, a swallow-able capsule with a tiny video camera that lets physicians examine the colon, is common today. But what about a pillcam that actually can do a procedure?
When a never event, a catastrophic failure of care resulting in significant harm or death to a patient occurs, a hospital may focus on capturing and analyzing data on the event and classifying it. But how often does a hospital translate findings into actionable and measurable programs to improve safety?
More than ever, healthcare IT executives must be prepared for interruptions in service that take electronic health records and other information systems offline. Recovery plans often cover short-term crises, such as power failures, technology crashes or security-based interruptions. But hospitals also must have plans for catastrophic failures, such as the 2011 tornado that destroyed Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Here, the organization shares its experiences.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality might be on the congressional chopping block, but for now it is business as usual at AHRQ.
In what is being called the most in-depth analysis to date of health-related app use in the United States, a new online national survey of Americans health app use shows both positive and negative aspects of mHealth adoption.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality could be operating on borrowed time. Although AHRQ has been funding health IT research for decades, it now faces heavy budget cuts, or even termination.