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Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in March 2012
Joslin Diabetes Center, Sermo Expand Online Collaboration
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Diabetes Center will partner with Sermo, one of the largest social networking sites for U.S. physicians, to improve patient care.
Advanced Analytics On Your Heart, Via Wireless Device
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Biomedical Systems device can remotely monitor patients with atrial fibrillation for up to a month, help manage heart rhythm abnormalities.
Today's Hottest Health IT Jobs Are Epic
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Got Epic Systems implementation experience or certifications? If so, you're among health IT's most sought-after professionals.
IT Decisions Hang On Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of healthcare reform legislation could influence the direction of health IT.
Interoperability Nirvana Nowhere In Sight
Commentary  |  3/27/2012  | 
Despite attempts to find a common standard for healthcare data communications, it still feels like the Tower of Babel.
11 Telemedicine Tools Transforming Healthcare
Slideshows  |  3/21/2012  | 
We haven't figured out how to teleport patients into medical offices. But telemedicine technologies link patients and clinicians in ways Ray Bradbury would admire.
Doctors Can't Tear Themselves Away From Paper Records
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
Despite electronic health record proliferation, 80% of medical offices are still using paper records, reports digital pen vendor's survey.
Can Personalized Medicine Improve Drug Safety?
Commentary  |  3/20/2012  | 
Personalized medicine programs can find better treatments based on patients' genetics. Why can't the same tools be used to predict--and prevent--adverse drug reactions?
Smarter Voice Capabilities Will Transform Medical Documentation
Commentary  |  3/20/2012  | 
Natural language processing combined with voice recognition produces clinical language understanding, which has the potential to profoundly change how information gets into clinical systems.
Telepharmacy Startup Targets California's Rural Hospitals
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
California Healthcare Foundation's investment in Pipeline Healthcare Solutions could help rural and safety-net hospitals gain round-the-clock access to pharmacists' expertise.
New AMIA Chief Focuses on Real-World Medicine
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
Association's new CEO hopes to bridge gap between academia and in-the-trenches medical practice.
iPad Features May Accelerate Healthcare Productivity
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Retina display, cameras, and voice recognition will help doctors, but Bluetooth 4.0's ability to connect the iPad directly to patients' medical monitoring devices could be the real game-changer.
Healthcare CIOs Need To Understand Physicians' Pain
Commentary  |  3/14/2012  | 
Clinicians are frustrated by immature clinical information systems and questionable pay-for-performance rules. Understanding their angst can bring about cost-effective patient care.
Walgreens To Send Immunization, Clinic Records Electronically
News  |  3/13/2012  | 
Pharmacy giant taps Surescripts network to connect with primary care physicians, promote continuity of care.
Health IT Priorities: Time To Deliver
News  |  3/12/2012  | 
Grabbing federal incentive dollars and meeting pay-for-performance regs are the top issues keeping IT execs awake at night.
Clinical Analytics Boosts EHR Effectiveness
News  |  3/12/2012  | 
PricewaterhouseCoopers study reveals that more providers, payers, and pharma companies are investing in business intelligence tools needed to make data more actionable.
10 Top Medical Practice Management Software Systems
Slideshows  |  3/12/2012  | 
Practice management software keeps the medical office running smoothly, and the wrong package can wreak havoc with billing, scheduling, and other essential business processes. A closer look at KLAS' top-ranked systems will help you choose the one that best fits your practice.
When EHR Critics Jump To Bad Conclusions
Commentary  |  3/12/2012  | 
If you think the recent Health Affairs report proves e-access to patient records increases healthcare costs, you need to take a closer look at the data.
Health IT Infrastructure Often Comes Second
News  |  3/9/2012  | 
CDW Healthcare report shows that caregivers value their electronic tools, but many gripe about network speed. At many hospitals, EHRs come first and infrastructure improvements follow.
IT-Enhanced Medical Homes Aren't A Quick Fix
Commentary  |  3/7/2012  | 
Patient-centric medical homes are touted to fix the healthcare cost crisis, but the deep pockets and extensive IT resources they require aren't available to every healthcare provider.
HIMSS Survey: Advanced EMRs Make A Difference
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
Hospitals that use advanced electronic medical records are more likely to see improvements in clinical quality, operational management, and administrative tasks.
Contrarian Study Disputes EHR Savings Wisdom
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
Health Affairs study contradicts conventional wisdom that EHRs will save big bucks by cutting down on needless lab and imaging testing.
How To Achieve Better Patient Engagement
Commentary  |  3/5/2012  | 
Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposals raise the bar for online patient engagement, highlighting how important it is for healthcare providers to communicate with patients and give them access to their information.
Epocrates To Sell Electronic Health Records Business
News  |  3/2/2012  | 
News comes just a week after company shows native iPad version of EHR at HIMSS conference.
Interoperability Initiative Adds Structure To Clinical Text
News  |  3/1/2012  | 
Industry-wide alliance Health Story aims to use natural-language processing to turn free text such as doctors' notes and reports into exchangeable e-documents.

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