Search Tag: electronic health records

IMAGING Management

Mount Sinai's Database Integrates Clinical Imaging with EHRs

2017 04 Jun

The Mount Sinai Health System's new Imaging Research Warehouse (IRW), developed by the Mount Sinai Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII), integrates clinical imaging with electronic health records. As the database expands, it will give researchers new access to information about more than one million Mount Sinai patients. The system ensures... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiologists as Data Scientists of Medicine

2017 11 Apr

Emerging technologies – such as machine learning and data analytics – will provide enormous opportunities for radiologists to augment and improve the quality of care they provide to their patients, according to a report to appear in Journal of the American College of Radiology. The report urges radiologists to maintain an active role in guiding the... Read more

IT Management

Price: Push for Interoperability Continues

2017 12 Mar

The Trump administration will continue to push interoperability in order to promote the growth of health information technology and electronic health records, according to HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price.  An article in Modern Healthcare says Price sent a letter to Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) to elaborate on policy positions he'd given during his congressional... Read more

IT Management

Copy-Paste Use in EHRs: Safety Issues

2017 12 Feb

The use of copy and paste functionality in electronic health records (EHRs) has introduced "unintended safety-related issues into the clinical environment,” according to a study by the U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology. Copy and paste, which is intended to help clinicians post information in patients’ records, can cause errors to... Read more

ICU Management

Safety Issues May Be Missed in EHR Reviews

2016 12 Jul

Variable use of electronic health records between and within professions could mean that as much as half of patient safety issues could be missed, according to a simulation study. The study, by Knewton K. Sakata, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA, and... Read more

Executive Health Management

EHR Leading to Burnout

2016 06 Jul

The expansion of the electronic environment in healthcare is coming at a cost. According to a national study of physicians led by Mayo Clinic, the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and digital physician order entry is leading to increased professional burnout and lower job satisfaction. “Electronic health records hold great promise for enhancing... Read more

IT Management

EHR Leading Physicians to Burnout, Low Job Satisfaction

2016 06 Jul

The expansion of the electronic environment in healthcare is coming at a cost. According to a national study of physicians led by Mayo Clinic, the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and digital physician order entry is leading to increased professional burnout and lower job satisfaction. “Electronic health records hold great promise for enhancing... Read more

IT Management

Changes Ahead for 'Confusing' Meaningful Use

2016 19 Jan

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt has hinted at changes as the healthcare industry embraces the value-based reimbursement scheme. For one, 2016 would likely see the end of the Meaningful Use programme — an electronic health records mandate and incentive programme that healthcare providers put millions into.... Read more

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

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