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.
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.
Texas Health Resources late Friday evening announced that there was no flaw in its electronic health records system that prevented a physician in the emergency department at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas from learning that Ebola patient Thomas Duncan had arrived from Liberia.
The first statewide report in the nation to measure Choosing Wisely recommendations finds that patients in Washington may be exposed to care that they dont need and potential harm. The report offers county-by-county results in Washington State for nine different Choosing Wisely recommendations.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today announced the selection of "PatientPowered.us," an open-source, mobile-friendly, online app, as the first place winner of the 2014 PCORI Matchmaking App Challenge.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University have discovered that electrocardiograph data harvested from electronic health records can be efficiently extracted as a rapid and efficient method for the study of cardiac structure and function.
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.