News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in July 2012
Is Population Health Management Latest Health IT Fad?
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Several thought leaders are pushing the PHM approach to healthcare, but we need more sophisticated EHRs and clinical analytics systems to make it a reality.
AMA: Fold IT Tools Into Physician Profiling
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
The American Medical Association wants health insurers to standardize their doctor profiles and include clinical data from electronic health records; many carriers still balk.
Cerner Hosting Outage Raises Doctor, Hospital Concerns
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Cerner's national network went down for a day, forcing physicians to resort to handwritten orders.
CIO Roundtable: How To Navigate The Healthcare Maze
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Our brain trust of eight leading healthcare CIOs offers insights on Meaningful Use, accountable care, clinical analytics, and BOYD.
Medical Imaging Options: No Single Vendor Will Do
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
As healthcare organizations grapple with more digital diagnostic images, they're looking at several medical imaging management strategies, a KLAS report shows.
Health IT Attracts More Venture Capital in Q2
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Despite a decline in the total amount of U.S. venture capital investments, health information technology raised more capital and deals in the second quarter than in the same period in 2011.
Poor Data Management Costs Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Healthcare organizations collect massive amounts of data but often fail to translate it into actionable insights, Oracle report says.
ONC Releases Guidelines For Direct Clinical Messaging
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Many health information service providers can't forward messages to providers that use other HISPs. ONC aims to ensure security and common standards across all direct communications.
ICD-10 Deadline Uncertainty Breeds Healthcare Procrastination
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
American Hospital Association says if the government issues a final rule and deadline on the new diagnostic code set, reticent healthcare groups will work hard to meet it.
EHRs Need Accountable Care Features
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Electronic heath records still lack the tools necessary to carry out population health management, including the ability to generate work lists, says Health IT guru Shahid Shah. Some of those missing tools might be required in stage 3 of Meaningful Use.
When Medical Informatics Clashes With Medical Culture
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
What's the sense of having IT systems in place that can help cut medical costs if physicians ignore the price tag of the care they provide?
Johns Hopkins Launches Center For Population Health IT
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Multidisciplinary unit will develop new IT tools for public health and accountable care, partner with private firms to bring them to market.
Patient Data 'Mega-Registry' Could Bolster Clinical Research
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's new registry of registries would provide access to data from observational trials, quality improvement programs, and perhaps accountable care organizations.
Personalized Medicine Will Transform Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/16/2012  | 
As healthcare providers incorporate deep analytics and advanced clinical decision support into everyday practice, they'll turn standardized medicine into personalized medicine.
Contest Targets Consumer Interest In Electronic Health Records
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information promotes new contests aimed at encouraging patients to access their data and bolstering patient safety.
How To Break Into Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  7/11/2012  | 
University degrees and certificate training both are valuable, but you must think strategically when choosing between them.
Montefiore Hospital Tackles Worrisome Computer Physician Order Entries
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
Researchers devise tool to track CPOE snafus, such as prescribing drugs for the wrong patient, and suggest ways to reduce potentially life-threatening mistakes.
EHR Implementation Still Costs Too Much
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Even with the federal government's EHR incentives, many hospitals continue to fret about costs, according to recent KPMG poll.
IT-Enhanced Personalized Medicine Opens Investment Opportunities
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Entrepreneurs need to harness DNA data in electronic health records, empower patients, and improve treatment outcomes, says Fidelity analyst.


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