News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in April 2011
IT Support Of Healthcare Quality Key To Reform
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Philip Bredesen, former Tennessee governor and national e-health alliance co-chair, remains frustrated with the slow pace of change in the industry.
Can IT Really Nail A Complex Medical Diagnosis?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
State-of-the-art clinical decision-support systems can sharpen a veteran physician’s reasoning skills, but they're far from perfect.
Chicago HIE To Host 9.4 Million Healthcare Records
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council will use Microsoft, CSC, and HealthUnity technology in what's planned to be the nation's largest metropolitan health information exchange.
Supreme Court To Hear Doctor Pharmacy Data Case
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Data collection firms are challenging a Vermont law limiting use of doctors' prescription records for targeted marketing programs by drug companies.
Is Flood Of Medical Alerts Harming Patients?
Commentary  |  4/25/2011  | 
Alarms from increasingly sensitive health IT could be desensitizing clinicians to signs of patient danger.
Healthcare Providers Prize PACS-RIS Integration
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Clinicians want seamless integration between picture archiving and communication systems and radiology information systems and will sacrifice some functionality to achieve it, according to a KLAS survey.
AMA Launches Suite Of Health IT Tools
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
The Amagine platform gives physicians a single point of access to more than 20 health IT systems, knowledge and communication tools, and consulting resources to improve practice efficiency and patient care.
Microsoft Collaborating On Chronic Condition Management Systems
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
Customized systems, like the one EMC Consulting and Microsoft developed for Denver Health, help providers to better manage care for patients with chronic health problems.
Healthcare Providers Frustrated By Excessive EHR Alerts
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
The flood of notifications coming from electronic health records distracts medical personnel from addressing urgent messages about patients' abnormal test results.
Patient Safety Initiative To Leverage Health IT
News  |  4/18/2011  | 
The $1 billion federal Partnership for Patients initiative aims to cut $35 billion in healthcare costs, save 60,000 lives, and decrease hospital-acquired conditions by 40% by 2013.
Allscripts, Xerox To Host IT Services For Clinicians
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The partnership will manage clinical and EHR technology apps for clients, and ACS also will offer mainframe, server, storage, back up, recovery, and network support.
Web App Advances Personalized Cancer Treatment
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
A collaboration between the American Society of Oncology and CollabRX may bring individualized therapy to the masses.
Doctor Practice Uses BI Tools To Improve Care
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Southeast Texas Medical Associates has employed IBM business intelligence software to analyze patient care and reduce hospital readmissions.
Guarded Optimism For Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  4/11/2011  | 
An informed newcomer looks critically at EHRs, clinical decision support software, and proprietary databases and wonders: is health IT all it's cracked up to be?
Report Blasts Problem-Plagued Cancer Research Grid
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
$350 million caBIG technology program is too complex and its business model is unsustainable, says National Cancer Institute working group.
Guerra On Healthcare: Gathering Support For Your EMR
Commentary  |  4/6/2011  | 
To get a capital-intensive health IT project funded, you may need some advanced political skills.
Verizon, Medfx Pilot Health Information Exchange
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Virginia test integrates federal Direct Project protocols and Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange standards to create secure, two-way exchange of patient health information.
CDC Sees EHRs As Public Health 'Game Changer'
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Health information exchanges and electronic health records will advance the ability of doctors, hospitals, and federal health officials to identify, monitor, and communicate disease outbreaks, says the agency's IT chief.
Five Leading Healthcare Organizations To Exchange Patient Data
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Health, and Group Health Collaborative form new consortium to share patient e-health records on-demand and serve as a national model for data interoperability.
Lawson Offers Analytics Tools For Healthcare Organizations
News  |  4/4/2011  | 
Supply chain and staffing are among the operational areas that Lawson Analytics for Healthcare may help providers gain insight and identify potential cost savings.


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