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Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in September 2011
Speech Recognition Tool Comes Up 'Speechless'
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Breast imaging reports that use speech recognition are more likely to have errors than those generated by a transcriptionist.
IT Best Practices Can Sidestep EHR Snafus
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
This guide to electronic health record basics isn't rocket science, but it's required reading for healthcare IT pros.
Clinical Informatics Wins Official Recognition
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Clinical informatics is now considered a medical subspecialty, a milestone for IT executives and tech-savvy physicians alike.
E-Prescribing Threshold Too Low To Reduce Deaths: RAND
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Higher requirements for Meaningful Use could decrease heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia mortality, say researchers, but hospital executives remain skeptical.
Cloud Apps In The Real World
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
Not every clinical app is right for the cloud, but these two case studies offer some insights into what does work.
New Software Helps Docs Identify, Contact At-Risk Patients
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Phytel's suite of care management tools uses e-medical record data to identify gaps in patient care.
WellPoint Picks Watson's Brain For Medical Proof
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
The insurer is partnering with IBM's supercomputer to search the medical literature for studies to support or challenge doctors' treatment choices.
AmeriHealth Taps NaviNet For Mobile Care Management
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Pilot study will send patient information to physicians' smartphones in the exam room, where critical clinical decisions are made.
Surescripts Ready For Controlled Substance E-Prescriptions
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
The e-prescribing intermediary now meets strict DEA security requirements, but pharmacies, vendors, and state laws still need to catch up.
Want Career Advancement? Try Health IT
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
The demand for health IT skills and experience is fueling career advancement and job opportunities at all levels, according to recruiters and hiring managers.
Can Health IT Fix The Evidence Gap?
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
It's impossible for clinicians to stay up to date on every medical innovation. But certain technologies and practices can help them stay current.
VRad Extends Cloud Radiology Services
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
Virtual Radiologic's acquires Diagnostic Imaging to boost electronic sharing of digital medical imaging and health information exchange.
More Patients Collect Prescriptions In Integrated Healthcare Systems
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Healthcare systems that link pharmacy data with electronic health records see better compliance with patients picking up their medications, reports Kaiser Permanente study.
Clinical Decision Support Closes Medical Evidence Gap
News  |  9/8/2011  | 
Best practice data is available for most healthcare decisions, but health IT teams are doing a lousy job of getting it to doctors, says Ascension Health informatics chief.
Health Monitoring Data Supplements Telehealth Capabilities
News  |  9/7/2011  | 
American Well and Numera partner to help doctors better track chronically ill patients and initiate early intervention when needed.
10 Healthcare IT Innovators: InformationWeek 500
Slideshows  |  9/6/2011  | 
InformationWeek 500 healthcare companies and hospitals are using technology in inventive ways to improve care. These innovations include a unique virtual reality system for burn victims, "Smart Rooms," and a customized program to track application and system performance problems. Take a quick peek at 10 of these IT initiatives in our slideshow.
HIE Vendor Market Poised For Shakeup
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Among dozens of vendors selling technology products and services to health information exchanges, no clear player dominates, study says.
Most Connected Hospitals List Ranks EMR Achievers
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
U.S. News and World Report turns to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's metrics to compile first-ever list.
Smart Ways To Deal With Dumb Clinical Alerts
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
Clinical alerts may help reduce dangerous drug interactions, but sometimes they cause more problems than they solve. Experts describe best practices to make them work better.

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