News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in January 2012
Healthcare IT Needs More Crazy CIOs
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
The IT leaders who make a difference sometimes break the rules, but their vision and courage drive results for the customers who matter: patients.
Improved Patient Problem List Enhances Diagnoses
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
New clinical decision support tool gives doctors a better patient problem list, reminding doctors of those medical issues and leading to improved care, say researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
The Brave New World Of Enterprise Data Warehouses
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Mid-size hospitals know how to analyze their financial, operational, and clinical data. But to survive in the coming pay-for-performance world, they must take it to the next level.
Futuristic Clinical Decision Support Tool Catches On
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
IndiGO healthcare software, which predicts which patients will develop chronic conditions and the best interventions to head off disease, signs users.
Healthcare Startup Incubators Focus On IT
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Promising startups given seed money, mentoring in hopes of scoring venture capital.
Pay For Performance: Make Healthcare Metrics Count
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Healthcare providers must collect all sorts of quality and other performance data to meet emerging standards. We delve into the huge task ahead.
IT Tools Help Patients Cut Prescription, Exam Costs
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Change Healthcare provides companies' employees with a Web portal, data analytics, personalized text messages, and email alerts to help them find lower-cost healthcare services and prescription drugs.
Cost Still Blocks HIE Adoption, Health Execs Say
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
A poll of health executives at community hospitals shows budget constraints continue to impede participation in health information exchanges.
Take Care Retail Health Clinics Add Online Scheduling
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
Walgreens subsidiary's focus on patient convenience puts pressure on primary care practice doctors to follow suit.
Is Personalized Medicine In Your Future?
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
Proponents say the marriage of health IT and individualized therapy will revolutionize health care. The jury is still out.
American Docs Question Health IT's Benefits
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
U.S. physicians are more skeptical about the benefits of electronic health records and health information exchanges than their international counterparts, according to an Accenture study.
9 Tablets Fit For Doctors
Slideshows  |  1/18/2012  | 
Since healthcare pros have embraced tablets in a big way, tablet makers have come up with a few design and feature twists for this demanding audience.
5 Tips For Sending Health Data To Cloud
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Health IT managers are reluctant to use cloud computing for data storage, says Iron Mountain exec Ken Rubin. Here's his advice for smart handling of health data.
Rhode Island Thinks Big About Health IT
Commentary  |  1/17/2012  | 
Meet Rhode Island Quality Institute's CIO and see why Medicare thinks other states could learn from his big ideas.
EHRs Linked to Errors, Harm, AMA Says
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
Clinicians can introduce errors when they copy and paste sensitive patient data into electronic health records, according to AMA research.
Is 2012 The Year Of Online Patients?
Commentary  |  1/11/2012  | 
Meaningful Use programs, healthcare reform, and the public's love of mobile devices could add up to patients finally getting fully involved in their own care.
Turbocharge Your EHR With Additional Data Sources
Commentary  |  1/10/2012  | 
Chances are your clinical information systems are starved for data. Consider adding EMBASE, Micromedix, and other sources.
EHRs, Genomics Power Personalized Cancer Treatments
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
Dell cloud pulls together gene data to combat a deadly form of pediatric cancer.
Health IT Leaders Launch eNurse Mentoring Program
News  |  1/9/2012  | 
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is kicking off its new mentoring program with a website where experts can answer nurses' IT career questions.
iPhone Pulse Oximeter: New App For That
News  |  1/9/2012  | 
Zensorium's Tinke app connects to an iPhone and measures heart rate, respiration, and blood oxygen.
Is Your Clinical Database Up to Speed?
Commentary  |  1/5/2012  | 
If the scientific data going into these repositories is flawed, so are your clinicians' decisions.
Top 9 Health IT Stories Of 2011
Slideshows  |  1/4/2012  | 
2011 was a challenging year for healthcare IT professionals. Providers rolled out electronic health record systems to qualify for the government's Meaningful Use financial incentives. Meanwhile, mobile health apps took off, e-prescribing increased, health info exchanges got a start, and some organizations suffered data breaches. On the plus side, more health IT jobs became available.


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