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Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in June 2011
How To Meet An IT Exec's Need To Know
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
Shameless self-promotion can be a good thing when it also provides IT managers with useful resources. InformationWeek Healthcare's upcoming IT Leadership Forum does just that.
Guerra On Healthcare: How Do You Engage Physicians?
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
When trying to win support for your hospital's EHR and CPOE from doctors, be sensitive to how training will impact their personal and professional lives.
AMA Online Tool Helps Docs Rank IT Priorities
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Health IT index helps physicians quickly assess their need for EHRs, clinical databases, and secure communication.
Back To School: Courses Help Physicians Learn Health IT
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
ACPE certificate program aids physician leaders in understanding the lingo, technology, processes and challenges involved with implementing e-health records and other health IT.
Health IT Can Energize National Prevention Strategy
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The feds say health IT should play a pivotal role in preventing disease through expanded use of EHRs, telemedicine, and social media.
CMS To Battle Claims Fraud With Analytics
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor on a project to use predictive modeling to weed out fake Medicare claims before they're paid.
How Cloud Can Improve Medical Image Sharing
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
One Texas health system transfers thousands of diagnostic-quality images to caregivers daily, using a secure, high-speed system that meets HIPAA requirements.
Guerra On Healthcare: How CIOs Can Avoid Doctor Revolt
Commentary  |  6/20/2011  | 
Look at what you like--and dislike--about vendor customer service to build a hospital IT department that makes allies out of your doctors and nurses.
Healthcare Quality Improvement's Big Enemies: Data Capture, Staffing
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
Most hospitals are still capturing patient data manually, fouling up clinical transformation goals, reports HIMSS study.
EHR Donation To Help Bridge Digital Divide
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Quest, and its IT subsidiary MedPlus, are the first vendors to officially participate in a HHS effort to support e-health record adoption rates among healthcare providers in underserved, minority communities.
Can Health IT Do More Harm Than Good?
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
A doctor's brain can sometimes be fooled into seeing a disease pattern when none really exists. And by extension, so can a computerized diagnostic program.
Enterprise 2.0: Cerner Makes Healthcare Services Social
News  |  6/14/2011  | 
Brice Jewell, an Enterprise 2.0 presenter, explains how the healthcare services firm uses its uCern collaboration software to drive efficiencies and how its planned integration pathway promises even more.
IT Fails To Help Nursing Home Patients: Study
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
A recent clinical study suggests that health IT did not translate into direct benefits for patients in terms of quality of care.
Rock Health Boosts 11 Health App Startups
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
The startups, which have promising mobile or web-based health apps, will receive grants, office space, and mentoring from business and health industry professionals.
EMRs Need Better Usability To Support Improved Care
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Most electronic medical records do little more than create an electronic version of a paper chart, according to an exec at a healthcare IT vendor.
IBM Watson Beaten In Medical Diagnostics Race
Commentary  |  6/3/2011  | 
While the famous Watson supercomputer attends medical school to help doctors make better diagnoses, Isabel Healthcare's software is already delivering results for real-life patients.
Top 10 Healthcare Systems Are IT Innovators
Commentary  |  6/2/2011  | 
Health technology use appears to be the secret sauce that brings medical systems to the top of the pack in a Thomson Reuters study.
209,000 Doctors At Risk For E-Prescribing Penalties
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
Healthcare providers who don't write prescriptions electronically may be subject to a 1% Medicare payment reduction in 2012.


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