Search Tag: EMR

IMAGING Management

Can EHR Decision Support Reduce Child Radiation Exposure?

2015 09 May

Risks associated with ionising radiation exposure are greater in children due to their longer life span and greater radiosensitivity. The good news is that according to researchers the risk can be significantly reduced with just a little bit of education. The finding is from a new study, “Point-of-care estimated radiation exposure and imaging guidelines... Read more

Executive Health Management

Improving Outcomes of Weekend Surgeries

2015 30 Apr

A new study shows that patients who undergo surgeries on weekends tend to have longer hospital stays and higher mortality and readmissions. The study was released at the American Surgical Association meeting in San Diego. There could be several reasons for the weekend effect which include reduced staffing and resources as well as fewer experienced... Read more

ICU Management

Masimo Announces Patient SafetyNet Series 5000 with Iris Connectivity and MyView

2015 16 Apr

Bringing Connected Care and Enhancing Clinician Workflow from the Operating Room to the Medical and Surgical Unit Masimo announced the debut of Patient SafetyNet Series 5000™ along with Iris™ Connectivity and MyView™ through the Root ® patient monitoring and connectivity platform at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. This... Read more

Executive Health Management

HIMSS Stage 7 Awarded to Radboud University Medical Center

2015 12 Mar

Radboud University Medical Center in the first hospital in the Netherlands and the third in Europe to receive a Stage 7 Award by HIMSS Analytics Europe. The award recognises hospitals operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in accordance with the European EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM). The other two Stage 7 hospitals in Europe... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical Documentation: Fair Return on Time Investment?

2015 09 Mar

The documentation of patient information can occupy as much as half of a clinician’s working day, despite scant evidence that all of the collected information is valuable. Many medical records departments continue to use paper charts, which are more convenient for documenting a patient’s story. Hospitals which have transitioned to electronic medical... Read more

IT Management

Best Practice Alerts in EMR Provide Near-Time Education to Physicians

2015 19 Jan

Researchers in New Hampshire have discovered that the implementation of an alert function in the electronic medical record (EMR) can inform physicians about the most up-to-date best practice guidelines. The EMR’s “best practice alert” allowed pathologists to remind physicians about the latest evidence at the moment of each transfusion order, which... Read more

IT Management

California Children’s Hospital Wins HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award

2015 17 Jan

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) has earned a Stage 7 award by HIMSS Analytics, and will be recognised at the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois in April 2015. The award recognises hospitals which implement and utilise information technology to achieve an advanced electronic medical record (EMR) environment. “Eliminating... Read more

IMAGING Management

#RSNA14: Philips Partners with ISM to Expand Its Integration Solutions

2014 01 Dec

Royal Philips, a leader in image-guided therapies, has signed an agreement with Image Stream Medical (ISM) that allows Philips to further expand its integration solutions for its hybrid suite and interventional lab solutions with integrated video and live streaming capabilities. As part of the agreement, Philips has acquired a minority stake in ISM.... Read more

IT Management

Can Advanced EMRs Make Patient Care Safer?

2014 28 Nov

Patient safety is one of the foremost challenges in US healthcare, affecting hundreds of thousands of patients and costing tens of billions of dollars every year. According to the landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System", 44,000 to 98,000 people die each year in US hospitals from preventable medical... Read more

ICU Management

ICU-Customised Lab Value Ranges Reduce False Positive Alerts

2014 29 Sep

Early detection and response to abnormal laboratory values is crucial in critical care. However, traditional electronic medical record (EMR) interfaces mark laboratory tests as abnormal based on standard reference ranges derived from healthy, middle-aged adults. This yields many false positive alerts with subsequent alert-fatigue when applied to complex... Read more