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 survey of 62 accountable care organizations finds 100 percent of respondents have difficulty achieving data interoperability with disparate partners. And thats just the tip of the iceberg; the information technology barriers for ACOs remain formidable.
Primary care providers feel unprepared for wholeheartedly entering the age of genetic medicine, according to a meta-analysis published in Genetics in Medicine.
The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium, a group of providers, IT vendors, system integrators and venture-led firms dedicated to solving the industry-wide interoperability problem, has filed for incorporation in the State of Delaware as a first step to gaining legitimacy as an organization.
Using a combination of technological tools, videos, and surveys, clinicians and patients at UCLA are undertaking shared decision-making in several treatment areas.
The Federal Communications Commission has finalized rules for the operation of Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs), which are designed to provide clinicians with more extensive real-time data permitting faster patient intervention.
Health centers are using EHRs to capture and use patient work information, an important determinant of health that enables clinical decision support functions to assist providers.
Although accountable care organizations report that health information technology has generally improved their overall performance, they face significant barriers in implementing health IT--cost and interoperability being the biggest hurdles.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new model for predicting the probability of major blood transfusion during spine surgery.
A new UCLA study demonstrates that California diabetics who live in low-income neighborhoods are up to 10 times more likely to lose a toe, foot or leg than patients residing in more affluent areas of the state.
Numerous innovations in mobile diagnostic technology, or "labs-on-a-chip," were featured at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in Chicago.
Clinical decision support vendor Zynx Health recently introduced Knowledge Analyzer, which offers a data analytics platform that sits on top of the CDS system. Northwest Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, a pilot site, has found new benefits from the platform.
The Pittsburgh-based Beckwith Institute recently awarded 11 new grants to UPMC clinicians and other staff.
Substantial work lies ahead to convert the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures guidelines into computerized prompts for physicians, find researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute.
Infection surveillance systems, lab outreach services and patient acuity applications are poised for growth in the U.S. hospital IT market, according to new research from HIMSS Analytics.
The Erie County Department of Health in New York is seeing significant improvements in epidemiology and disease surveillance--specifically sexually transmitted diseases--by leveraging HEALTHeLINK, a health information exchange serving the greater Buffalo, N.Y. region.