News & Commentary
Content tagged with Clinical Information Systems posted in September 2012
For ACOs, IT Startup Costs Top $1 Million
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Smaller accountable care organizations must pony up $1 million, larger ones $4 million, to get to the starting line, says Black Book report.
8 Health IT Certifications That Pack Career Power
Slideshows  |  9/26/2012  | 
You don't always need a master's program to break into health IT. These non-degree programs offer viable options for many job seekers.
Is IT Innovation Driving Physicians Out The Door?
Commentary  |  9/25/2012  | 
Recent health IT initiatives are forcing many frustrated clinicians to take early retirement. IT leaders need to realize that our national treasure is becoming an endangered species.
Feds Automate Sharing Of Sensitive Health Data
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs use new metadata technique to exchange substance abuse records without compromising patient privacy.
Healthcare System Taps Social To Improve Care
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Australian health system adds social component for its 5,000 business intelligence users to share insights about patient care and operational efficiency.
Accountable Care: IT Gets Us Only Halfway There
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Accountable care organizations rely on software tools to deliver cost-effective care. But ACOs may be built on a shaky foundation.
Patient Portal Isn't Only Road To Meaningful Use
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Personal health records and health information exchanges offer alternatives to meet Meaningful Use mandate of giving patients access to their data.
Colorado HIE Cuts Costs To Attract Physician Network
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Regional health information exchange will help make patient information more accessible to various regional providers, but questions remain about cost savings.
Analytics Can Expand Health Insurers' Role
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Insurers can help solve problems such as medication errors and duplication of services if providers share clinical and financial data, says new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.
Health Information Exchanges Struggle To Prove ROI
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
To survive, HIEs need to implement performance metrics to show they can improve quality of care and reduce costs.
Twitter App Tracks Illness Outbreaks
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
MappyHealth mines Twitter to help public health officials track disease outbreaks faster than traditional surveillance methods.
Doctors Use EHRs To Do 'Chart Biopsies'
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Adoption of EHRs helps physicians to get up to speed on incoming patients before handoffs from the emergency department.
Polycom Cart Offers New Telemedicine Options
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Conference phone maker hopes to capture hospitals' attention with its RealPresence Practice Cart, which aims to bring cost-effective care to remote patients.
CDC To Automate Hospital Infection Report Submissions
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will use Direct messaging to enable facilities to transmit data without manually uploading files.
Providers Seek Consulting Firms For Smaller EHR Projects
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
With EHR installation a done deal, many health providers look to consulting firms for smaller Meaningful Use projects, KLAS study shows.
Availity, MEDecision Team To Deliver Admission, Discharge Alerts
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Web-based, real-time alerts will go to insurers' care managers to help hospitals prevent readmissions.
Telepharmacy Really Does Make A Difference
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Rural hospitals can use telepharmacy to review orders when a pharmacist is unavailable, says study.
Allstate, Quintiles Succeed With New IT Rulebook
News  |  9/11/2012  | 
Leaders tell InformationWeek 500 attendees how crowdsourcing, data mining, and hack-a-thons have boosted IT's value to the business.
IT Critical To New Health Learning System
News  |  9/11/2012  | 
U.S. healthcare system needs to transform itself into a "continuous learning machine" that uses technology to provide doctors with timely information, says Institute of Medicine report.
Health IT Brings Research Breakthroughs Into Practice
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Armed with $1.1 billion in stimulus funding, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is using technology to get medical research into clinicians' hands sooner.
Epic/Surescripts Marriage Delivers Secure Clinical Messaging
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Nation's largest EHR vendor teams up with the e-prescribing network, enabling physicians to connect with docs who use different EHR systems.
Atrius Health Champions Interoperability
Commentary  |  9/7/2012  | 
This large Massachusetts group practice has made medical data exchange a top priority by establishing a centralized Web portal with area hospitals.
9 Must-See Picture Archiving/Communication Systems
Slideshows  |  9/7/2012  | 
Is it time to replace your outdated PACS? Here's how to find a system with the features and functionality you need.
Amgen Sets High Bar For Clinical Trials
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
In healthcare, IT isn't just about dollars. It's about getting things right.
HL7 To Offer Messaging Standards As Freebie
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
Health Level Seven's CEO says government pressure related to Meaningful Use had nothing to do with the decision.


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