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.
While most physicians have become adept at using electronic health records in their practices, they are not sold on the ability of EHRs to aid their treatment decisions, reduce medical errors or improve outcomes.
Informatics nurses are having a positive impact on the health information technology environments in which they work. Thats the finding of a new survey of 576 respondents released at the HIMSS15 conference in Chicago.
MCIS, the health information technology unit of Marshfield Clinic, has combined its suite of homegrown electronic health records software with the revenue cycle management software and services of ambulatory vendor CareCloud.
Vincent Friedewald, M.D., a veteran of electronic health information innovation, is not concerned with whether his newest brainchild, a comprehensive cardiology clinical decision support platform called CORcare, will integrate with electronic health records.
A lot of healthcare organizations understand that they need to start looking for a chief information security officer. While there are many good candidates in the industry, good picks can be found in other industry sectors, as well, says Heather Roszkowski, CISO at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
While health information technology is too often viewed through rose-colored lenses as the cure for all that ails the healthcare industry, it has intended and unintended consequences, according to Robert Wachter, M.D., a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Nightingale, a San Francisco-based start-up vendor of an electronic health records system for treatment of autism with embedded analytics, clinical decision support and reimbursement modules, ended its beta phase on March 23 and now offers the product under general availability.
A new study published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine finds a correlation between how hospitals are rated on Facebooks five-star system and how well they performed on a widely-used measure of quality care.
Eight months ago, Intermountain Healthcare was facing the task of making more than 200 interfaces to support its migration from a homegrown electronic health record to the Millennium EHR suite from Cerner, which began with signing a contract in 2013.
IBM has invested in Modernizing Medicine, a vendor of cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic health records systems and other technologies that capture structured data, track outcomes and deliver clinical decision support.
Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis say they have created a system for tracking the quality of colonoscopies and determining the appropriate intervals between these procedures based on natural language processing that is as accurate but less expensive than human review.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange is conducting a survey on the value of health information exchange in response to the draft Interoperability Roadmap recently released by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT.
University of Pennsylvania researchers have created a mathematical model they say could help policy makers plan where to place comprehensive stroke centers to maximize their effectiveness.
U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at increasing the transparency of healthcare costs by providing greater access to Medicare claims data.
With vendors such as Apple, Fitbit, Microsoft and Nike bringing wearable technologies to market, industry analysts are predicting explosive growth for these devices over the next few years-and not just with consumers. Physicians are seeing the devices as a way to better manage patient care.