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Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in October 2012
BYOD Security Tops Doctors' Mobile Device Worries
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Bring-your-own-device trend leads healthcare providers to question mobile device management and security effectiveness, KLAS study finds.
DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Year-long test has already signed up 56,000 veterans; plug-and-play testing for nationwide exchange to play role in expansion.
Health IT Holds Key To Better Care Integration
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
IT-enabled care coordination is a key component of patient safety. Healthcare organizations must invest in technology infrastructure to enable complex medical care.
Mostashari: Make EHR Use More Meaningful
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Providers should go beyond checking off boxes to earn incentive money, and seize opportunities to streamline data and serve patients, national coordinator advises CHIME execs.
IBM Watson Finally Graduates Medical School
Commentary  |  10/23/2012  | 
Partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center suggests IBM's supercomputer is ready to help oncologists manage their most challenging cases.
Study: Cardiology IT Systems Need Better Data Integration
News  |  10/19/2012  | 
McKesson, Merge, Philips, and Siemens top cardiology IT space, but no one vendor fully meets providers' needs, says Health IT research firm KLAS.
Electronic Checklists Help Prevent Medical Errors
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Electronic checklists help reduce mistakes, study shows, but key to effective medication reconciliation lies in health information exchanges.
Report: Get Patient Data Out Of Silos
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
New study from PwC says improved insurer-provider communication will lead to better patient care.
Software Developers Get Boost from New York Consortium
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Digital Health Accelerator program provides $300,000 grants to 8 health IT firms that focus on team-based collaborative care applications.
Health IT Execs Urged To Promote Big Data
News  |  10/14/2012  | 
Some health IT leaders are already enthused about the potential of big data, but questions persist about its relevance to healthcare delivery reform.
Pittsburgh Healthcare System Invests $100M In Big Data
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's data warehouse and sophisticated analytics engine will foster personalized medicine, population health management, and administrative efficiencies.
Supercomputer Speeds Up Cancer Analysis
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
Supercomputer dramatically reduces time required to analyze tumor cells, promising to bring genomic medicine to the bedside.
Medical Device Integration Software Takes Center Stage
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Washington Hospital successfully implemented Capsule's MDI software to stream data into its EHR, but as industry moves toward MU Stage 3, IT expert says medical device integration must become more plug and play.
Most Doctors Want Health Information Exchange Now
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Many clinicians blame bottleneck on lack of interoperability and infrastructure, according to survey.
Feds Bet On Health IT For Nursing Homes
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
Four-year program in 145 nursing facilities aims to reduce hospital readmissions, including exploring how electronic records can be more easily shared with hospitals.
Healthcare Execs Must Prepare For Big Data
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
As healthcare industry braces for proliferation of information, University of Southern California healthcare chief stresses need to make data easy to interpret.
Allscripts' Medical Logic Module To Improve Clinical Support
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
EHR vendor's MLM creation and exchange program puts app development in the hands of physicians.
EHR Adoption Passes The Tipping Point
News  |  10/2/2012  | 
Nearly 70% of doctors now have EHRs, with those in freestanding practices outnumbering their hospital-based colleagues.
IT Staff Shortages May Short Circuit Meaningful Use
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
Health IT staff retention is a growing concern for healthcare CIOs, even as they have trouble filling existing openings, reports College of Healthcare Information Management Executives poll.
EMR Monitoring Tool Catches Sepsis Cases Earlier
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
CareVeillance, a first-of-its-kind sepsis identification tool, replicates patient information from an EMR and monitors patients in real time for the complication.

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