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Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in June 2012
Health IT Leaders Divided On Supreme Court Decision
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Ruling to uphold Affordable Care Act validates health IT efforts, but a decision against it would not have slowed momentum of healthcare industry's transformation, say some observers.
Mathematical Modeling Meets Disease Prevention
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Intermountain Healthcare is taking a mathematical modeling approach to clinical decision support in the hope of preventing disease or detecting it early on.
Obamacare Victory Spells More Work For Healthcare CIOs
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
CIOs and CMIOs can expect many more sleepless nights now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act.
When Data Is A Matter Of Life Or Death
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Healthcare analytics startup offers insights into how to develop the numbers when it counts for everything.
Microsoft Integrates HealthVault With Greenway EHR
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Pilot program pulls patients' clinical data from Greenway's electronic health record into Microsoft's cloud-based personal health record platform.
U.S. Healthcare Needs Data Standards, Registries, Study Says
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Several IT obstacles hold the nation back from establishing a value-based healthcare system, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
25 CIOs Transforming Healthcare
Slideshows  |  6/20/2012  | 
InformationWeek Healthcare's second annual list of IT executives highlights the exceptional thinkers and doers who are moving patient care forward.
WebMD Founder, Dr. Oz Buy Clinical Decision Support Company
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
PKC acquisition will give Sharecare a clinical engine for its health and wellness social network, and bring PKC's CDS system the consumer audience it long sought.
EHR Innovation Gap Threatens Healthcare Progress
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
EHRs remain stuck in the pre-Internet age and dominated by entrenched vendors, according to recent New England Journal of Medicine commentary.
Premier Healthcare Alliance Establishes Virtual Care Platform
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
PremierConnect, powered by IBM technology, will enable member hospitals and clinics to share patient data and exchange best practices.
When Smart Mobile Technology Meets Good Science
Commentary  |  6/18/2012  | 
Tablets, smartphones, and mobile apps have the potential to improve patient care--but without quality clinical research to back them up, you may be wasting your IT budget.
Feds Release E-Prescribing Toolkits For Physicians, Pharmacies
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality introduces long-promised resources to help physicians and pharmacists adopt, troubleshoot electronic prescriptions.
MModal Brings Speech Recognition To Clinical Decision Support
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Technology introduced even as UC-Berkeley studies shortcomings of speech recognition.
Medical Specialists Encouraged To Use More IT
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
National Committee for Quality Assurance dangles recognition program to get specialty practices to coordinate with primary care doctors and inform patients via email, websites, and other technology.
10 Popular Pharmacy Information Systems
Slideshows  |  6/12/2012  | 
Healthcare providers need top-notch pharmacy information systems to safely deliver medications. Consider our overview of the top players.
NY Accelerates State Health Information Exchange
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
Regional health information exchanges team up with IBM and other IT vendors to build the massive Statewide Health Information Network of New York.
Health IT Investments Focus On Data, Value
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
Healthcare organizations invest in system integration and health information exchanges to get the data required by value-based purchasing, which holds providers accountable for the cost and quality of care.
Blue Cross BI Tools Help Craft 'Bundled' Payments
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and four orthopedic practices forge ahead with a BI-enhanced payment strategy that combines payments into one fixed fee for multiple services.
Do EHRs Improve Diabetes Care?
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
Electronic health records don't provide any advantage over paper-based records, according to one study. Others disagree.
Geo-Medicine New Frontier In Medical Informatics
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Healthcare researchers want to know if marrying geographic data on large patient populations to clinical databases can reveal hidden disease patterns.
EHRs Aren't Ready For Pay For Performance
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Meeting the pay for performance challenge requires more sophisticated capabilities in EHRs and more physician cooperation.
Cigna/Granite Healthcare Launch Accountable Care Initiative
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Cigna will apply analytics tools to help Granite Healthcare Network spot gaps in care and improve care coordination among New Hampshire residents.
Health IT Faces Eventful Summer
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Supreme Court's upcoming decision on healthcare reform and feds' Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rules add up to a heated summer for healthcare IT execs.
Top EHRs For Small Practices
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
IDC picks 11 EHRs that offer the best tools and strategies for small medical groups to meet Meaningful Use incentives and prepare for healthcare reform.
EHR Quality Measurement In Its Infancy, Study Says
News  |  6/1/2012  | 
Johns Hopkins research describes some of the other electronic performance measures that could be used with EHRs.

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