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IT Management

Bespoke Software Program Cuts Costs

2015 20 Sep

With increasing emphasis on value-based care, hospitals are coming under pressure to find ways to optimise staff and resource utilisation that leads to improved care quality and cost reduction. To save costs, hospitals must first find out exactly how much they are spending. A bespoke software program has helped the University of Utah Healthcare with... Read more

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EHR Products: Usability Testing Standards Ignored?

2015 08 Sep

Researchers in the U.S. have discovered that vendors were not adhering to usability testing standards for electronic health record (EHR) products. This lack of adherence to usability testing may be a major factor contributing to the poor usability of many EHRs, leading to user frustration and safety risks, according to the research published in JAMA... Read more

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Can Software Improve Compliance?

2015 04 Sep

Healthcare providers deal with numerous requirements from different regulatory bodies, and having a policy management system can help them stay up to date on these requirements and improve compliance. By automating policy management, hospitals can save time and money, as well as reduce risk, according to Saud Juman, CEO and founder of PolicyMedical,... Read more

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Europe's Growing Need for Lab Data Management Solutions

2015 29 Jun

Investments in cloud-based laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are part of Europe’s eHealth strategy. Specifically, increasing demand for genetic and molecular testing data management solutions will drive growth in Europe's LIMS market, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. Market revenues are estimated to reach $394.1 million... Read more

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Software Improves Accuracy of Spinal Surgery

2015 14 Apr

A software program that can be easily integrated with current procedures allows surgeons to better distinguish between vertebrae during spinal surgery. The first clinical evaluation of the LevelCheck software, which won an award from the North American Spine Society for Spine Technology of the Year, indicate that it achieves 100 percent accuracy in... Read more

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Epic to Open Its EHR System to Customers for App Development

2015 23 Feb

IT giant Epic Systems (WI, USA) is set to launch an app store that will allow third-party companies to develop products in tandem with the vendor's EHR system, which is the most commonly used across hospitals and physician practices. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the app store was announced by Mark Bakken, co-founder and former CEO... Read more

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New Screening Software For Primary Immunodeficiency

2015 17 Jan

New York’s Jeffrey Modell Foundation has launched new software which can recognise and track signs of primary immunodeficiency, a constellation of approximately 150 disorders which often go undiagnosed with costly consequences. The software is now being pilot-tested by three health systems and one academic medical centre in the Midwestern United States.... Read more

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Hospital Takes Proactive Approach to mHealth App Development

2015 05 Jan

As healthcare entities embrace the ways in which technology can improve care delivery, some institutions are bucking the trend toward software standardisation and opting to build customised platforms. One such organisation is New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which is developing its own mobile software and apps aimed at an improved patient experience. ... Read more

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Protecting Hospitals From IT Failures

2014 14 Jul

Malfunctioning software systems and those hampered by glitches threaten the economic and functional health of hospital systems. The major problems with the HealthCare.gov website, designed to assist Americans with enrolment in health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act, is only one well-known example. Technical problems in four states... Read more

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conhIT 2014: Synopsis – Focus on Patients and Processes

2014 08 May

An interview with congress Gold Partner Agfa HealthCare GmbH: Michael Strüter, Managing Director Hospital information systems are a huge toolbox offering many functions. But what if users are unable to find the tools they need? Michael Strüter, managing director Agfa HealthCare GmbH and head of Sales IT and Imaging DACH, explains why it is time... Read more