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 large-scale study of patients who underwent colonoscopies shows that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer, and that for each 1 percent increase in adenoma detection rate, there was a 3 percent decrease in colorectal cancer risk.
Though a comparison between manual and automated methods for identifying potentially preventable readmissions in a large healthcare system found that the software identified many more readmissions as potentially preventable, the study concluded that "concordance between methods was not high enough to replace manual review with automated classification as the primary method of identifying preventable 30-day, all-cause readmission for quality improvement purposes."
The public will get a chance to comment on a proposed risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology developed by the Food and Drug Administration in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Federal Communications Commission.
In a risk-based regulatory framework for health IT released April 3 by federal agencies, clinical decision support software got major billing. In fact, an entire section of the draft report, developed by the Food and Drug Administration in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Federal Communications Commission, was devoted to CDS software. However, the level of detail in the report is lacking.
The federal government, in its new report on creating a risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology, focuses on the functionality of HIT products, not the platform whether it be cloud-based, installed or mobile.
Authors of the federal governments proposed strategy of a regulatory framework for health information technology take pains to ensure stakeholders that the framework actually wont be heavy on regulation. For instance, there is no call for new or additional areas of Food and Drug Administration oversight. What the report makes clear is that the industry is expected to aggressively regulate itself.
After months of delays, the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today released a proposed strategy and recommendations for a risk-based regulatory framework ...
A group of medical device regulators and industry stakeholders from 10 countries has released a proposed framework for harmonizing international medical device regulations as they relate to software as a medical device (SaMD).
Too many conversations about health IT focus on how to trick out information systems to push or analyze data, without any reflection on why that is significant.
Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and Sciences are now learning how head of bed (HOB) positioning affects blood flow reaching the brain.
A study conducted by researchers from Harvard University Medical School and published in The American Journal of Medicine concluded that continuous contact-free monitoring on a medical-surgical unit is associated with a significant decrease in patients total length of stay in the hospital, code blue events, and intensive care unit (ICU) stay time for patients who had an intra-hospital transfer from the medical-surgical unit.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, launched a new Clinical Quality Framework (CQF) initiative on March 21 to harmonize standards for clinical decision support (CDS) and electronic clinical quality measurement (eCQM).
The changing market climate has improved incentives for the adoption of healthcare information technology and health information exchange and as a result HIT and HIE are beginning to take off, according to Micky Tripathi, president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative.
Up until five years ago, the healthcare system had notably underinvested in electronic health records and health information exchange compared both to other sectors in the economy and other industrialized countries, said
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched a new initiative focused on "harmonizing the standards for clinical decision support and electronic clinical quality measurement," according to a March 20 blog by Doug Fridsma, M.D., ONC Director of the Office of Science and Technology.
The Food and Drug Administration on March 14 issued a Class 1 recall notice to healthcare professionals for the Anesthesia Care software of McKesson Corp. The software collects, processes, and records data both through manual entry and from monitors which are attached to patients, such as in an operating room environment. San Francisco-based McKesson had initiated a voluntary Class II recall of the product last year.