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.
I grew up in the Detroit area, where grandmothers and infants were expected to know how to replace a fuel gauge sensor and wire brush battery connections. So I always like to check the latest and greatest at auto shows, which for years have been all about piling on fuel efficiency features and on-board communication systems and trying to make hybrids and EVs viable options for the masses.
Mobile devices loaded with a custom app prompting clinicians to follow evidence-based guidelines makes nurses significantly more likely to identify health issues such as obesity, smoking, and depression during routine exams.
The federal Registry of Patient Registries (RoPR) has had ups and downs in its brief history but today complements the federal ClinicalTrials.gov Web site by hosting information for patients, physicians and researchers on about 120 diseases.
A study published in JAMA by a team from the University of Michigan Medical School shows no difference in surgical safety among 263 hospitals taking part in a major national quality effort, and 526 similar hospitals that werent involved.
Mobile technology developer Citrix has released its mobile analytics report for the first half of 2015, and the Android operating system shows surprising strength.
On the heels of the recent announcement that medical insurance firm Anthem was breached, we look at the nuance and impact of a medical record breach versus a medical data breach. They are related, but digging through data containing primarily identity information is different than an attack focusing on specific treatment of a specific patient.
Healthcare workforce management vendor HealthStream will acquire HealthLine Systems, which sells a variety of software to manage physician credential/privileging functions and population health management.
Search engine giant Google has announced that it will be improving user searches for health information.
As part of President Obamas $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is developing a new approach for evaluating next generation sequencing technologies.
Healthcare executives are becoming more hands-on with data analytics. A recent survey assessing the value of data analytics to 557 healthcare executives finds that 72 percent of respondents perform some analytics in their current role.
IBM is introducing a new mainframe in a bet that clients will need its souped-up speed and security to handle a surge in consumers using smartphones for everything from banking to checking health-care records.
Eric Topol, M.D., chief academic officer of Scripps Health in San Diego, is many things. He is a practicing cardiologist, a geneticist, a researcher, and a bestselling author. Now, Topol has come out with a new book, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands, continuing his theme of consumer empowerment.
Clinicians and patients participating in a pilot implementation of the OpenNotes note-sharing program for mental health treatment at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say the program has yielded tangible benefits.
Population health clinical decision support and analytics vendor Stanson Health and Consumer Reports have announced a partnership intended to reinforce the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely guidelines.
The U.S. military has a new mobile app in its arsenal to help clinicians diagnose cases of traumatic brain injury in as little as five minutes in almost any setting, including forward-deployed combat environments.