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Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in January 2013
United Healthcare's Humedica Buy Signals Analytics' Clout
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Humedica would give Optum, United's health services arm, new power in the growing health data mining market.
Bill Gates Touts Analytics To Solve Global Problems
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
In his foundation's annual letter, Microsoft co-founder says analytics are helping developing countries tackle health and education problems, urges setting clear goals.
Healthcare Experts Confront EHR-Related Medical Errors
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
AMIA task force calls on vendors, clinicians, academics and policy-makers to rethink poorly designed health IT systems.
How Big Data Could Help Tame Cancer
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
U.K. cancer scientists say a huge DNA database could help prolong the lives of some patients.
7 Portals Powering Patient Engagement
Slideshows  |  1/28/2013  | 
Meaningful Use has put new strains on providers in terms of patient engagement, but these portals help ease the burden, says recent KLAS report.
Does Health IT Spending Generate ROI?
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Healthcare experts say calculating the benefits of health IT spending must be done differently than in other industries.
Healthcare Providers Frustrated With Clinical Decision Support Tools
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Lack of integration with EHRs, poor presentation at point-of-care and out-of-control alerts are biggest problems, says KLAS survey.
Meaningful Use Slowly Increases EHR Use In Hospitals
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Expense and resistance to change are among reasons 75% of hospitals still aren't in advanced stages of MU, says Health Information Management and Systems Society.
Healthcare Innovation Doesn't Happen Overnight
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Intel-GE Care Innovations CEO: When it comes to technological innovation and advancement, healthcare IT leaders would do well to take a page from Intel's book.
Payers Lure Providers With Big Data
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association affiliate's acquisition of Intelimedix is latest attempt to offer actionable clinical information for quality improvement.
Optum, Mayo Join Forces To Exploit Big Data
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
New research center, Optum Labs, will use claims and clinical data to answer pressing healthcare questions; other industry participants welcome.
Hospitals Outsource Transcription, Coding Despite New Technology
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
But as speech recognition software grows in popularity, providers are likely to reduce reliance on outside services.
Healthcare IT: Savior Or Sinkhole?
Commentary  |  1/11/2013  | 
Latest RAND report suggests we might be throwing taxpayer dollars away on EHRs and other healthcare IT systems.
Dissatisfaction Rampant Among Community Hospital EHR Users
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
One in three customers who went live with an EHR in the last year believe they made the wrong decision, says KLAS report.


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