Search Tag: EHR

Health Management

ClinicalConnect Portal: Improving Patient Care and Efficiency

2016 05 Jan

Beginning in 1996, hospitals in the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area started coming together to form Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), a family of seven hospitals, a cancer centre and an urgent care centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and South Central Ontario, Canada. HHS is the second largest hospital group in Ontario, and serves... Read more

IT Management

Health IT issues for 2016

2015 28 Dec

In his article appearing in MedCity News, Dr. John D. Halamka, chief information officer and dean for technology at Harvard Medical School, discusses key issues in health IT that will shape strategic planning for FY16. Documentation requirements. Current demands of Meaningful Use, hundreds of quality measures, population health, care management, and... Read more

IT Management

International Conference Electronic Healthcare Documentation

2015 19 Dec

The challenges of health information management are capturing and storing medical and health data and to deploy appropriate systems supporting physicians and health personnel to analyze and manage that data for use in different decision-making tasks. Methods of electronic data capture has to serve to the objectives of further data use. It means that... Read more

IT Management

Computer Use LInked to Patient Satisfaction

2015 30 Nov

A new study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine indicates that high computer use by clinicians in safety-net hospital clinics is associated with lower patient satisfaction. The observational study was conducted over two years at an academically affiliated public hospital with a basic electronic health record. Safety-net clinics cater for populations... Read more

IT Management

Focus on Health IT Outsourcing to Cut Costs

2015 28 Nov

The growing need for more sophisticated electronic health records, analytics and population health management is leading health organisations to shift their focus to IT outsourcing to reduce costs. Nearly 73 percent of health systems with more than 300 beds are using outsourced IT solutions, according to a new report from Black Book Market Research.After... Read more

IT Management

Big Data Cuts Readmissions

2015 16 Nov

Use of big data has helped University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the second largest integrated payer-provider network in the USA, reduce readmissions. The key was to combine data from both sides of the business — hospital and insurance, according to UPMC Chief Analytics Officer Pamela Peele.“Providers are trained to manage disease, and insurers... Read more

IT Management

Are EHRs Letting Patients Down?

2015 02 Nov

Use of electronics health records (EHRs) is important in achieving coordinated care that leads to a better patient experience. While U.S. government initiatives have helped widen EHR adoption — the percentage of U.S. hospitals using EHRs shot up from 9.4 to 75.5 percent between 2008 and 2014 — the lack of system integration has hampered care coordination... Read more

Health Management

2015 27 Oct

LetDoctorsBeDoctors.com is a forum for healthcare professionals that allows them to communicate their vision for the future of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). (Watch video at end of article)The objective is for healthcare professionals to share their frustrations and concerns about EHR as well as make recommendations. It is believed that by taking... Read more

IT Management

mHealth Trial Cuts Costs, Improves Access

2015 26 Oct

A new mobile technology platform enables pharmaceutical companies to do remote monitoring of patients participating in clinical trials or drug studies, according to an article in MedCity News.Developed by Science37, a company founded by a group of scientists, the new mHealth platform works like a communication device and an EHR.“It’s a totally new type... Read more

ICU Management

EHR and ICU Quality Improvement: Some Successes

2015 22 Oct

A new study from Mount Sinai School of Medicine shows that implementation of electronic health records (EHR) at a large tertiary hospital resulted in significant reductions in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and surgical intensive care unit (SICU) mortality rates. The findings are published in CHEST Journal. Health information... Read more