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Health Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 13 Nov

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Health Management

Interoperability: Slow Progress But Willingness to Improve

2016 13 Nov

A mere 6% of clinicians can effectively access information from healthcare providers using a different electronic medical record (EMR) in order to facilitate improvement to patient care, according to KLAS Research’s recent report Interoperability 2016: From a Clinician View— Frustrating Reality or Hopeful Future? While this is a low percentage, Bob... Read more

ICU Management

Study: EMR Alerts Used to Identify At-Risk Patients

2016 27 May

An automated process that continuously samples electronic medical record data in real time and triggers an alert to the physician at the patient's bedside to warn of potential clinical decline was successfully implemented in a large U.S. healthcare system.The algorithm works by sampling physiological and laboratory information from the electronic medical... Read more

IT Management

Are You Paying Your Patients Enough Attention?

2015 11 Dec

Technology is becoming integrated into healthcare processes. In the examination room, for example, use of computers is aimed at promoting safer and more efficient care. However, exam room computing is challenging and there is growing evidence that it can be a threat to patient safety. There is an urgent need to develop and implement patient-centric,... Read more

IT Management

Social Media May Hold Clues to Health Information

2015 14 Oct

Many patients are willing to share and link their social media data with electronic medical record (EMR) data for research purposes, finds a first-of-its-kind study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety. A databank that merges social media with EMR data may be able to provide insights about individuals’ health and health outcomes, according... Read more

IT Management

Better Patient Care Management Needed

2015 17 Sep

Better coordination of healthcare services helps to reduce costs and improve quality of patient care. While electronic medical records guide physicians through patient encounters and facilitate the required documentation for billing purposes, the records don't actively support true care coordination, according to an opinion piece for MedCity News. Healthcare... Read more


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