News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in August 2011
How One Health Information Exchange Cut Testing Costs
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Payoff on HIEs can be hard to calculate, but analysis of a Wisconsin pilot program showed clear savings via elimination of duplicate tests.
Cloud-Based Images Help Montefiore Doctors With Referrals
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Doctors can view images for referred, potential patients, without having to trade film, disks, or order new tests.
BI Tools Prep Clinicians For Accountable Care
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Healthcare organizations are turning to business intelligence software to help navigate a new era in the delivery of patient care, says KLAS report.
Health IT's Top Needs For Next Five Years
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Healthcare reform spells big product changes for health IT customers and vendors in the next five years, says IDC. Collaboration tools, CRM, and analytics will be key.
Rural Emergency Departments Lag In E-Prescribing
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Cloud computing could boost adoption of computerized physician order entry systems necessary for Meaningful Use, says consultant.
Critical Access Hospitals Get Funding For Health IT
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Obama administration will offer loans to help CAHs catch up to their urban counterparts in adopting technology to improve healthcare quality.
Hospitals Lag In Computerized Physician Order Entry
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
More hospitals are adopting CPOE, but the uptick should be higher, a KLAS analyst says.
CTA Scan Advances Transform Patient Care
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Doctors can minimize risks associated with diagnosing pediatric coronary complications and other procedures using Siemens advanced computed tomography angiography systems.
When A Flawed EHR Threatens Patients
Commentary  |  8/12/2011  | 
When Harvard investigators tried to figure out why a patient nearly died, they discovered that even a sophisticated system of e-reminders and alerts isn't always enough.
Aetna Taps NaviNet For Mobile Clinical Decision Support
News  |  8/12/2011  | 
Doctors will gain access to electronic health records and e-prescribing on their iPads, iPhones, and Androids.
E-Prescribing May Increase Medication Errors
News  |  8/12/2011  | 
Redundant medication orders occurred more often with computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems than without.
Speech Recognition Takes New Role In Healthcare Analytics
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Nuance and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will use natural language processing to crunch electronic medical data.
HITECH Act Blocking Smaller IT Firms
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act prevents some small and midsize IT services firms from pursuing new healthcare business opportunities, says a CompTIA report.
Health Information Exchanges Struggle With Sustainability
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
The number of HIEs in the U.S. is growing, but many struggle to maintain a healthy business according to a report from eHealth Initiative.
HealthSouth Rehab Facilities Choose Cerner EHR
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
HealthSouth will roll out the EHR to 97 inpatient rehabilitation facilities in 26 states over five years so it can handle Medicare's new system of bundled payments.
Don't Shortchange Nursing Informatics
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
The feds are offering $71.3 million to expand nursing education, but lack of targeted funding for nursing informatics is a missed opportunity, says a nurse leader.
Best Practices For Selecting An EHR
Commentary  |  8/1/2011  | 
An in-depth analysis and exhaustive checklist from Huntington Memorial Hospital's Rebecca Armato.


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