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Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in April 2013
Boston Hospital CIO Reflects After Bombing
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka blogs on risk planning and data sharing in wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Healthcare Patient Engagement Remains Elusive
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Processes, attitudes, poor design, even fear of too much data stand in the way of true care partnerships. Is greater patient autonomy the answer?
Will Doctors 'C' The Way To Accountable Care?
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Health IT vendor Lumeris develops "Nine C's" framework to help primary care physicians achieve healthcare reform goals.
Hitachi, Manchester NHS Partner On Health IT
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Greater Manchester National Health Service division taps Hitachi expertise for "informatics technology to manage and improve patient care and population health."
ICU Platform First To Integrate, Analyze Monitoring Data
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
New system T3, developed by Boston Children's Hospital and Arcadia Solutions, combines data from multiple devices used in intensive care units to predict patient "trajectories."
Navy To Digitize Shipboard Medical Imaging
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Agfa to supply digital radiography, PACS, speech recognition technology for 42 U.S. ships to connect to Walter Reed radiologists. New tech replaces metal plates.
As Innovation Competitions Grow, Prize Money Shrinks
Commentary  |  4/17/2013  | 
Latest crowdsourced contests aim to attract data scientists with $100,000 prizes -- not yesterday's millions.
Healthcare Industry Makes Little Progress On ICD-10
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Unless healthcare providers, software vendors and insurers catch up quickly, there will be significant disruptions in October 2014 when the new code set becomes law.
NCQA Tests New Healthcare Quality Measure
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Unified, risk-based model of assessing healthcare performance expected to be more clinically relevant to physicians than current measures.
Healthcare Heavyweights Team To Compare Medical Devices
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
SharedClarity, a new company formed by insurer UnitedHealthcare and three big providers, will negotiate with device makers based on performance studies.
EHRs Aren't Ready For Genomics-Driven Healthcare
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Electronic health records need ancillary systems that incorporate individuals' genetics into clinical decision support decisions, experts say.
Hospital Cuts Readmissions With Focus On Primary Care
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Software links emergency department patients with follow-up care to cut nonessential return trips to the hospital.
Mobile Tech Helps NHS Reach Remote Patients
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Healthcare workers providing in-home care use digital pens to send patient information to and from hospital records systems.
Health IT In 2018: Crystal Ball Predictions
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Near-universal EHR adoption, genetics in clinical decision support and widespread Internet medicine are all around the corner, says study.
Michigan Blues Joins Statewide Health Information Exchange
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
State's dominant insurer seeks clinical and administrative data for care management and reporting to state health insurance exchange.
Obama Brain Mapping Project Tests Big Data Limits
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
President Obama's just announced Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project might require handling yottabytes of data.
Can British Docs Give Up Envelopes As Storage?
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
New digitizing service threatens to send the Lloyd George envelope, a century-old record-keeping medium used by British family doctors, to that file cabinet in the sky.
NHS Moves Slowly Toward Mobile Health IT
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
Doctors' demands mean the National Health Service's may soon be forced to allow smartphone and tablet use in clinical care.

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