Search Tag: EHRs

IMAGING Management

Duplicate Imaging Orders Cut By 40% With EHR Visual Nudge

2019 18 Dec

One advantage of using electronic health records (EHR) is that teams of clinicians can simultaneously care for patients. But this may lead to clinicians making unintentional duplicate orders for tests and medications. Inclusion of passive visual cues in the EHR that provide "just-in-time" decision support can be a solution to this duplication... Read more

IT Management

Improvements Reduce EHR Burnout

2019 17 Dec

Healthcare has started moving into the post-electronic health record, with its sights set on a future of advanced analytics, telemedicine, population health, and artificial intelligence. You might also like: Why is New Zealand a Leading Light in EHR Machine Learning Amidst this change, however, EHRs remain a source of daily annoyance for... Read more

IT Management

Cost-Effective HealthIT Solutions

2019 10 Sep

Data has become an important asset in today's digital world; moreover, increasing IT use and automation results in more of this asset being created. Interestingly, other industries pale in comparison with healthcare when it comes to the amount of data generated – ie, about a trillion gigabytes of data each year coming from a variety of sources such... Read more

Executive Health Management

A human-centric approach for data collection

2019 22 May

The promise of personalised medicine     Based on extensive market research, the precision medicine sector is fast becoming a multibillion market. It consists of innumerable companies involved in the research and development, manufacturing and commercialisation of several novel drugs and diagnostic kits to boost the precision medicine workflow... Read more

IMAGING Management

#ACR2019: AI-LAB™ democratising radiology AI

2019 10 Apr

A new initiative launched by the ACR Data Science Institute aims to empower radiologists to develop artificial intelligence ( AI ) algorithms at their own institutions, with the use of their own patient data, t o meet their own clinical needs . The institute's ACR AI-LAB™ is a data science toolkit designed to help radiologists l earn... Read more

IT Management

Why is New Zealand a leading light in EHR machine learning?

2019 29 Jan

Data forms an important part in clinician decision-making. This is one reason electronic health records serve as a useful and easy-to-access source of patient data and other information needed by care teams. How to make the most of valuable patient data in EHRs and put it to work for better personalised care will require more advanced technologies,... Read more

IT Management

Disappointing and time-consuming, can EHRs be made useful?

2018 20 Jun

Electronic health record (EHR) systems were supposed to improve the documentation process and retrieval of patient information to help with diagnostic and treatment decisions. Instead, EHRs became a source of physician discontent and burnout. Most doctors hate EHRs, and it isn’t clear that they make patients any better off either.  Now, experts... Read more

Health Management

Let's change before we have to

2018 25 Jan

T h e r ac e i s o n t o i m p l e m e n t t e c h n o l o g y e f f e c t i v e l y f or i m p r ov e d l i a i s i n g a n d b e t t e r h e a l t h o u t c o m e s. Healt h technolog y ca n chang e healthcar... Read more

IT Management

Cyberattack Impacts 40, OOO Patients

2016 06 Jun

A podiatry group has notified its 40, 000 plus patients that their data may have been compromised following a Cyberattack on its IT systems. Connecticut-based Stamford Podiatry Group said the malicious hackers gained access to their systems between Feb. 22 and April 14 and accessed its electronic health record database. "Although we have not been... Read more

IT Management

Slipping Through the Net: Catching EHR Medication Errors

2016 18 Apr

If medication is mis-administered it could cause severe harm to a patient – or even death. The route that many hospitals take to avoid errors is using electronic health records (EHR) systems that alert providers when issues arise. But a new report has discovered that the EHR system is not foolproof. Written by the Leapfrog Group, a national... Read more