News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in July 2011
Clinical Informatics Poised To Become Medical Subspecialty
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Physician informaticists will finally be recognized as board certified if the American Board of Medical Specialties approves.
AMA Says ePrescribing Program Penalizes Docs
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Aggressive timetable may decrease Medicare patients' access to healthcare, says American Medical Association, which calls for delays.
How Health IT-Related Errors Hurt Patient Safety
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
New analysis explains how the occasional glitches with EHRs and related systems can get out of hand.
Where The IT Jobs Are: Healthcare
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Demand and pay for health IT talent surges, according to online career site Dice.com.
Plead With HR For Fast IT Hiring
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Think tight government regulations or disgruntled docs are standing in the way of meeting your health IT goals? Nope, it could be Steve over in human resources.
Eye Doctors Need Specialized EHRs
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
An American Academy of Ophthalmology report outlines flaws in most primary-care oriented EHRs and offers remedies.
FDA Data Mining Uncovers Harmful Drug Interaction
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Researchers mine FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System and corroborate findings using patient records to identify diabetes threat.
Mobile Apps: Proposed FDA Rule Will Disrupt Industry
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
Regulations to classify apps as medical devices cover only a fraction of health-related apps, but many parties will be affected.
Mayo Clinic Builds Next-Gen Health Information Exchange
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Open-source natural language processing software will provide additional context so that clinicians and researchers can better use patient data from a variety of sources.
Essence Raises Money To Push Cloud Healthcare Tools
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Private investors provided $61 million to Essence Group Holdings Corp. to expand its Lumeris cloud-based technology products and services for accountable care organizations.
When Social Features Meet Personal Health Records
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Employer consortium Dossia takes cues from social networking and games as it vies to boost usage of its personal health record site.
Personalized Medicine Generates Big Data
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Coriell Institute for Medical Research deploys IBM storage hardware and data management software to advance its biomedical research.
Critical Access Rural Hospitals Lack Health IT
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
While many hospitals are ramping up their adoption of electronic medical records and other technologies, a study shows that critical access hospitals are lagging behind in health IT implementation.
Technology A Major Concern For Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Revenue is expected to triple, to $200 billion annually, within the first five years, but many health insurers have serious reservations about jumping into the market, finds PwC study.
Johns Hopkins Execs: How To Make Medicine Smarter
Commentary  |  7/14/2011  | 
CIO and chief medical information officer share lessons learned on electronic health records, embedded intelligence, risk reduction, and personalized medicine.
E-Prescribing: Not Quite Ready For Prime Time?
Commentary  |  7/13/2011  | 
A recent study suggests that electronic systems cause just as many errors as paper-based ones, but deeper analysis doesn't support that conclusion.
Nurses Should Shape More Health IT Decisions: HIMSS
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
Nurse informaticists play key role selecting health IT that's interoperable, user-friendly, and focused on quality outcomes.
Consultants Deploy Healthcare Apps Better Than Vendors
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Third-party firms almost always do a superior job implementing a vendor's applications as compared to the vendor itself, says a new KLAS study.
E-Prescribing Doesn't Make The Grade
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
Outpatient electronic prescribing doesn't cut out the common mistakes made in manual systems, study finds.
Less Paper, Better ER? One Rural Hospital's Bid
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Duncan Regional Hospital emergency department uses analytics and predictive modeling to manage higher volume, share patient records.
Health IT Tips From Independent Physician Associations
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Report looks to IPAs for tips to help small and midsize physician practices adopt electronic health records and other IT systems.
Allscripts Launches Revenue Cycle Management For Large Practices
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Using a subscription model, Allscripts targets large organizations that are outsourcing their RCM operations.
EMR Problems Hurt Doctor Efficiency, AMA Says
News  |  7/1/2011  | 
Inconsistent user interfaces, password fatigue, and the rapid pace of change continue to trip up doctors who are using electronic medical records.


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