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.
Geisinger Health System in Danville, Penn. and xG Health Solutions, a Geisinger spinoff that opened in 2013, say they have exchanged clinical data in real-time within the Cerner Corporation EHR framework for an in-house app originally developed for the Epic EHR.
A team of surgeons at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital recently saved the life of a one-week-old baby with the aid of a 3-D printed model of the child's heart. The 3-D model was used as a guide for surgery on the child, who was born with a complex and deadly form of congenital heart disease.
Cleveland Clinic will expand its use of the IBM Watson supercomputer, using a newer Genomics Analytics cloud service to help oncologists deliver personalized treatment to cancer patients.
Electronic health record systems are not the only information technologies being leveraged in the fight against the Ebola outbreak. A coalition of IT vendors has been established to distribute free information and timely updates on Ebola through mobile and web-based apps to healthcare professionals and consumers worldwide.
Students attending healthcare training at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will soon have automated capabilities to track patients during mass casualty exercises.
While health analytics can help improve quality outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce costs, allowing healthcare organizations to draw specific actionable conclusions, they must embrace predictive analytics to realize the promise of personalized care.
The University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care is co-developing technology to predict declining health status in acute and critically ill patients and to alert appropriate clinicians via smartphones.
A $15 million project, funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to define an application programming interface for electronic health records, could turn EHRs into effective public health tools at the point of care in fighting Ebola.
Health Data Management spoke with a broad mix of electronic health vendors to understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of leveraging EHRs for screening suspected Ebola patients.
Carl Dvorak, president of Epic Systems Corporation, is standing behind his companys electronic health records system installed in the emergency department at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
An initiative launched last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to help providers meet Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use public health objectives is now focusing its efforts on Ebola electronic screening tools.
Mapping and modeling software is helping to track confirmed cases of Ebola infections and to predict where the outbreak might spread geographically over time, according to Chris Woods, M.D., with the Duke Global Health Institute.
As mobility becomes a core platform for healthcare communications and providers are increasingly integrating mHealth into their workflows, the management of those technologies has been slower to take shape-a critical oversight particularly in environments where medical staffs are using their own devices.
Online learning interventions and small group debriefings can improve medical residents communication skills toward patients with substance abuse issues and may result in improved care.
Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a math model that can predict the progression of kidney damage in lupus patients from nephritis to interstitial fibrosis, scarring in the kidney that current treatments cannot reverse.