News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in February 2013
CPOE Cuts Medication Errors By 48%, Says Study
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
But it's still unclear whether the computerized ordering systems actually reduce harm to patients.
Speech Recognition Booms As EHR Adoption Grows
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Nuance leads field, but M*Modal is rising, KLAS report finds. Meanwhile, natural language processing and computer-assisted coding gain interest.
Aetna Consolidates Health IT Assets
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
New Healthagen business unit will sell integrated care coordination, population health management, physician workflow transformation services.
Dell Targets Healthcare With Windows 8 Tablet
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Dell touts security features, long battery life, and lower cost of managing Latitude over iPad.
Health IT Proves Economic Mettle, Research Says
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Electronic health records and medication and disease management systems offer the most ROI, research review finds.
Kareo Launches Free EHR Based On Epocrates Technology
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Practice management services vendor Kareo bought intellectual property, hired CMIO before Epocrates agreed to takeover by Athenahealth.
In ICD-10 Transition, Training Trumps Tech Concerns
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Clinical readiness is a top concern among providers regarding the ICD-10 transition, says recent KLAS report.
CHIME CEO Wants CIO Voices In Healthcare Policy
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Incoming CHIME CEO seeks to give health IT professionals a greater leadership role in public policy, offer "tactical and practical" assistance to overburdened CIOs.
New Query Tool Searches EHR Unstructured Data
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Developed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Queriable Patient Inference Dossier (QPID) extracts data from unstructured text to answer clinician questions.
Doctors Push Back Against Health IT's Workflow Demands
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Doctors are angry that accountable care organization workflows seem more like manufacturing, less like healthcare, say panelists at eHealth Initiative conference.
U.K. Telehealth Ambitions Lack Firm Foundations
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
European policymakers see shifting chronic illness care into the home as a panacea to rising healthcare costs. But to get mobile healthcare off the ground, a lot of back-end work needs to be done.
IBM's Watson Could Be Healthcare Game Changer
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
IBM's cognitive computing technology moves past Jeopardy and into serious healthcare challenges, including cancer treatment. IBM's rivals seem stuck on more prosaic problems.
Online Consults Increasing, Despite Physicians' Concerns
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
New primary care model gains momentum as payers see cost-cutting potential and consumers demand better service.
IBM Watson Helps Doctors Fight Cancer
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
IBM, WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center announce applications based on Watson technology, including an advanced clinical decision support system for oncologists.
U.K. Cancer Doctors Stop Lugging Suitcases Of Documents
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Clatterbridge Cancer Center in North West England is ditching its antiquated paper records for a digital system.
California Health System Launches For-Profit Innovation Institute
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
St. Joseph Health System in Orange County follows in Cleveland Clinic's footsteps, commercializing healthcare innovations to boost revenue.
Could X-rays Be New Route To U.K. EHRs?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
As British health leaders face demands for greater use of IT to improve patient care, vendor-neutral archive (VNA) technology shows promise in providing the groundwork for a national EHR.
Clinical Decision Support A Turnoff For Patients, Says Study
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Patients rate doctors who use decision aids more negatively than those who diagnose on their own or after consulting experts.
Health IT Startups Make VCs Swoon
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Investments in the health sector exploded in 2012, with consumer-facing technologies and M&A activity especially robust.


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