News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in August 2012
EHRs Feed Clinical Research Machine
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
One-million-patient study provides further evidence that EHRs and analytics tools can advance clinical research.
Think Small Data Before Big Data, Healthcare Gurus Argue
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
Two health IT experts say that providers already have plenty of "small" data to improve patient outcomes, if they use it correctly.
Top 10 Healthcare IT Innovators For 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012  | 
Among 10 IT teams transforming parts of the U.S. healthcare system, you'll find important lessons in innovation and persistence.
27% Of Healthcare Providers Say Current Business Model Unsustainable
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
KPMG study says healthcare providers, payers, and pharmaceutical firms have divergent views on changes coming to the industry, but all view health IT as crucial.
Feds Off Target On Healthcare Quality Reporting, CHIME Says
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives wants the federal government to fix current obstacles to collecting and reporting data, instead of researching future possibilities.
5 Trends Will Reshape Health IT In 2013
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Look for growth in mobile health, telemedicine, clinical analytics, and personal health records—and an EHR vendor shakeout.
Feds Bring Post-Acute Care Into IT Picture
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Long-term and post-acute-care community wants its voice heard, despite lack of government EHR incentives. Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT just weighed in.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Rules Finalized
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Federal officials emphasize EHR information sharing, require encryption, but dial back some thresholds.
Public Health Reporting Rethought By Pilot Project
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Standardization effort aims to make patient health data in EHRs easier for public health agencies to access, so they can respond more quickly to infectious disease outbreaks.
Advanced EHRs Vs. Hospital Quality Of Care
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Study finds better outcomes as hospitals achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use, but gains recede in the rush to move beyond those standards.
Hospitals Seek Analytics Tools In Rush To Meet Mandates
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Health analytics adoption will hit 50% by 2016, reports Frost & Sullivan.
Population Health Management: We'll Get There
Commentary  |  8/21/2012  | 
Getting providers and IT leaders to think in terms of population health, not just about the patient in the office, is challenging but doable.
Allscripts Aims To Ride Windows 8 Apps Wave
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
EHR vendor teams with Microsoft to foster open approach to app development, partners with American Well on telehealth.
Health IT's Next Big Challenge: Comparative Effectiveness Research
Commentary  |  8/20/2012  | 
Innovative approach to medical data analysis can yield new treatment options at a lower cost.
Consultants Play Bigger Role In Public Health Information Exchanges
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
CSC and Impact Advisors are early leaders in KLAS's report on HIE IT systems integrators, staffers, and technical advisers.
Hospitals Look To EHRs To Reduce Readmissions
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Prospect of decreased Medicare reimbursements drives hospitals to find ways to keep patients from quickly returning. Technology will play an essential role, new report says.
Healthcare Cost Cutting Hinges On IT
News  |  8/10/2012  | 
Health IT will curb rising healthcare costs--even those related to malpractice suits--and increase efficiency, top healthcare experts say.
Meaningful Use Stage 3 Emphasizes Better Decision Support
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Advisory panel also calls for greater use of computerized physician order entry, capture of structured data, and electronic referrals in last phase of EHR incentive program.
Nurses, Midlevel Clinicians Online More Than Docs
News  |  8/3/2012  | 
Non-physicians spend more time online and on smartphones than doctors in their professional work, says Manhattan Research survey.
Minnesota Tops Surescripts E-Prescribing List
News  |  8/3/2012  | 
State and federal health IT mandates credited with the double-digit increase in electronic prescribing from 2010 to 2011.


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