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.
Trained non-physician evaluators studying retinal images transmitted to a reading center successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a medical evaluation for retinopathy (ROP), a leading cause of treatable blindness.
An analysis of records of 65,000 patients who underwent two high-risk surgeries reinforces the evidence that adequate post-surgical primary care reduces the rate of 30-day readmissions.
A framework for identifying and addressing potential gaps in healthcare in outpatient settings using electronic clinical surveillance tools has been used to target patient safety across a variety of conditions.
Data analytics vendors were out in force on the exhibit floor of the Healthcare Financial Management Association annual conference last week in Las Vegas.
The linchpin for effectively using big data to customize individual care and to personalize medicine--while finding cures faster and at lower costs--is accurate information, according to Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
The California HealthCare Foundation has launched ACA 411, an interactive data tool that supplies policymakers, providers, and other healthcare delivery stakeholders in the state an at-a-glance resource to gauge progress of the Affordable Care Act.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a new pilot program that leverages health IT and telemedicine to combat the growing problem of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the United States.
Paul Smith, part of the surge team that brought Healthcare.gov to a fully-functioning website, shares how a site that almost blew up on the launch pad got back to launch and what 2015s open enrollment holds
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking public comment on a white paper released June 17 regarding potential digital and personalized healthcare technologies intended to enable 21st Century cures.
HealthBridge, a Cincinnati-based health information exchange, and Dayton-based Kettering Health Network have announced that Kettering is the first delivery system in southwest Ohio to connect to a service that instantaneously sends an electronic summary of a patients record to other healthcare providers.
A City of San Diego program that uses IT-enabled identification of frequent users of emergency services saves the city an estimated $700,000 per year, and also cut the number of encounters with frequent callers by 38 percent in its pilot phase.
At its annual meeting, the American Medical Association approved a list of guiding principles for ensuring the appropriate coverage of and payment for telemedicine services.
High-level treatment recommendations published by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, which were supported by multiple randomized controlled trials, have proved to be the most durable and least likely to change over time.
A multifaceted prevention program, including pre- and post-surgical electronic reminders to physicians, helped slash the rates of deep vein thromboses and pulmonary emboli.
As expected, Apple announced a major health platform in its new iOS8 mobile operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.