Search Tag: electronic health record

Sepsis

Data-to-track-incidence-mortality-for-sars-cov-2-associated-sepsis

2023 03 Oct

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition resulting from a dysregulated response to infection, historically associated with bacterial infections. However, viral infections are increasingly recognised as significant contributors to sepsis, especially with events like the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and surges of respiratory viruses like RSV and influenza. Despite...Read more

IT Management

Enhancing-physician-satisfaction-and-efficiency-through-personalised-ehr

2023 14 Sep

The analysis of clinician feedback is critical for pinpointing three fundamental pillars essential to Electronic Health Record (EHR) satisfaction: (1) a high level of user expertise, (2) an organisation-wide sense of shared ownership, and (3) EHR technology that aligns with users' specific requirements, often referred to as personalisation. This report...Read more

IT Management

Curemd-strategic-collaboration-with-tempus-to-integrate-genomic-testing-functionality-in-ehr

2023 22 Aug

CureMD, a leading provider of comprehensive technology solutions for community oncology, is proud to announce its partnership with Tempus, a leader in artificial intelligence and precision medicine, to integrate Tempus’ advanced genomic testing capabilities into CureMD’s cutting-edge Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.   "We are excited to join...Read more

IMAGING Management

Electronic-health-record-to-improve-lung-cancer-screening-rates

2023 23 Jun

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Early detection of lung cancer improves survival chances, but lung cancer screening rates are much lower than those of other cancer screening tests.   Placing prompts in the electronic health record systems will help to remind primary care physicians of patients’ eligibility for lung...Read more

IT Management

Microsoft-corp-and-epic-expand-collaboration-to-develop-and-integrate-generative-ai-into-healthcare

2023 19 Apr

Microsoft Corp. and Epic recently announced they will continue to work together to develop and integrate generative AI into healthcare by combining the scale and power of Azure OpenAI Service 1 with Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) software.   They intend on providing a broad range of AI-powered solutions integrated with Epic’s EHR, to...Read more

IT Management

Assessment-of-satisfaction-with-the-electronic-health-record

2023 11 Apr

A recent Arch Collaborative guide breaks down how to make the EHR usable and how to encourage clinicians to see it as an important tool for delivering great care.   The report examines the responses of over 3,000 highly satisfied EHR users to identify what they do that less satisfied users do not. The findings will reveal the specific factors...Read more

Decision Support

Evaluating-ai-supported-cds-systems-with-real-world-evidence

2022 30 Mar

A new analysis from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy details the data elements that real-world data (RWD) sources need when evaluating the performance of artificial intelligence (AI)-supported clinical decision support (CDS) tools.   Non-standardised electronic health record (EHR) systems and continually changing clinical workflows...Read more

IT Management

4ce-extracting-covid-19-data-from-ehrs

2020 08 Sep

As the respiratory disease COVID-19 is caused by a new pathogen, SARS-CoV-2, there is so much uncertainty that makes the battle against the pandemic even more challenging. Experts continue with their research work to have a better understanding on COVID-19's underlying physiology and its interactions with the body's different system processes....Read more

ICU Management

Improving-recognition-of-neonatal-sepsis

2020 15 Jan

Improving early recognition of sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit using machine learning models and electronic health record data. Neonatal Sepsis - Incidence and Outcomes Despite advances in knowledge and medical care, sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in infants worldwide, claiming the lives of one...Read more

IT Management

Optimising-healthcare-data-for-improved-patient-care

2019 16 Oct

Harnessing the power of healthcare data is key to developing innovative solutions that lead to better patient care.   At Medtronic , two key approaches enable the medical device company to utilise data on people's health to help hospitals become more efficient and effective in their delivery of care. The first one entails developing devices that...Read more

IT Management

Making-a-success-of-health-data-exchange

2019 05 Sep

Recently, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported the success of a data exchange platform being used at emergency departments in several Alaskan hospitals. The Collective Medical platform allows for easier health data exchange between hospitals and means that emergency department staff have immediate access to a patient’s medical history. The system...Read more

Executive Health Management

Patient-trust-needed-for-healthcare-data-success

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Health data holds the promise of healing a plethora of healthcare operational woes. Saluscoop looks at how we can make data work for provider and patient.   More and More Data for a Healthier Society   We are experiencing a period of data explosion: the digitalisation of health records, the increasing use of smartphones, portable...Read more

Cardiology Management

A-value-based-approach-to-atrial-fibrillation

2019 26 Aug

Enhancing Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Flow Garners Profound Results   One year ago, Health Management published Aiming to heal 80 percent more hearts through the power of partnership . The article outlined the bold ambitions of Oslo University Hospital – a leading center in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – to expand access and enhance...Read more

Executive Health Management

Finance-skills-gap-governance-addressing-cio-challenges-1

2019 26 Aug

Summary: With finance, skills and strategy all obstacles for the healthcare CIOs, two HIT professionals weigh in on the way forward.   When we look at the challenges facing any digital team, each one is multi-faceted coming with a chronicle of the yesteryear and a vision of the future. Considering the issues ahead, we look at some common problems...Read more

IMAGING Management

Ai-tool-uses-radiology-reports-for-cancer-outcomes

2019 30 Jul

Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool which is just as effective as their human counterparts in gathering information on cancer progression from unstructured radiology reports. The study published in JAMA Oncology showed how AI could not only distinguish cancer presence and the outcomes...Read more

Executive Health Management

Personalised-medicine-the-road-ahead

2019 22 May

How can healthcare accelerate the implementation of the science?   Where is Personalised Medicine (PM) already improving the lives of patients and what is needed to make it the standard of care across multiple conditions?     What’s your brief at the PMC?   I have a science and genetics background and bring scientific...Read more

IMAGING Management

Ehr-driven-radiology-workflow-increases-efficiency

2019 19 Mar

Researchers in the U.S. performed an objective and subjective evaluation of a large, academic radiology department's transition to electronic health record (EHR)-centred workflow. Multiple metrics were compared from before and after the move to EHR-driven workflow. Results show that moving radiology workflow to the EHR improved efficiency, was favourable...Read more

IT Management

Making-ehr-documentation-painless-the-role-of-ai

2018 15 May

Use of electronic health record (EHR) is strongly associated with dissatisfaction and burnout among physicians. This is not surprising as they spend 34-55 percent of their work day creating notes and reviewing medical records in the EHR, which is time diverted from direct patient interactions.  EHR developers should look at informatics solutions...Read more

Health Management

Committing-to-the-future-of-medicine

2018 25 Jan

  The future is not so far off as a new book on future healthcare shows   A new book released by Jacobs Institute has its finger on the pulse of the lightning-speed changes happening in healthcare and how stakeholders will need to adapt to stay ahead.   Peering into the future of healthcare is less about predictions and more about...Read more

IT Management

How-to-plan-an-ehr-go-live-for-success

2017 07 Nov

A hospital is also a business enterprise – it generates revenues and allots a budget for operational expenses. As its services and operations grow, this necessitates expansion and upgrade of tech infrastructure that will allow bigger data storage and better integration of different systems.   An article in Healthcare IT News details how some large...Read more

Executive Health Management

One-third-of-lab-tests-not-needed

2017 23 Apr

Despite the fact that lab tests are one of the most common orders placed by doctors and most patients get stuck for a blood draw every time they are admitted to a hospital, research shows that almost one-third of these tests are unnecessary. See Also: Debate Over Rising Healthcare Costs As hospitals seek new ways to use price transparency,...Read more

IT Management

4-in-5-u-s-hospitals-adopt-basic-ehr-but-face-limitations

2016 07 Jun

Electronic health record (EHR) adoption reached 84 percent of hospitals in the U.S., and nearly as many were able to exchange key information with outside providers, new federal data has shown, according to the Healthcare Financial Management Association ( HFMA ). The share of acute care hospitals adopting basic EHR has grown from 9.4 percent...Read more

IT Management

Computer-use-linked-to-patient-satisfaction

2015 30 Nov

A new study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine indicates that high computer use by clinicians in safety-net hospital clinics is associated with lower patient satisfaction. The observational study was conducted over two years at an academically affiliated public hospital with a basic electronic health record. Safety-net clinics cater for populations...Read more

IT Management

Payment-barriers-deter-telehealth-adoption

2015 22 Nov

A national survey found that 9 out of 10 physicians in the U.S. would use telehealth, provided they were properly reimbursed. The majority of physicians surveyed cite administrative issues and a lack of billing services to address the need for reimbursement tools as a major detraction from implementing telehealth into their practices. The Robert Graham...Read more

IT Management

Study-disparities-in-use-of-e-health-resources

2015 23 Oct

According to researchers, disparities exist in kidney disease patients’ access to e-health resources, with race, income and Medicaid/Medicare insurance status impacting use of online portals. Such disparities, the researchers note, may reinforce or widen existing health-related inequities that relate to race and income. Their work is published in the...Read more

IT Management

It-security-complacency-high

2015 20 Oct

Many healthcare professionals believe criminals are increasingly targeting health IT systems; however, only 10 percent or less of healthcare organisations' IT budget goes toward cybersecurity and protecting their patients' highly sensitive information, according to a new study from Trustwave. The survey was conducted to measure the challenges facing...Read more

ICU Management

Study-do-ehrs-affect-workflow-in-the-er

2015 28 Sep

The transition from a homegrown electronic health record to a commercially available EHR system affected emergency physician work activities, resulting in more tasks performed per minute (or an increase of nearly 12 percent), according to a new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine . Researchers say frequent task switching after the new EHR was implemented...Read more

IT Management

Ehr-clinic-notes-need-redesign

2015 07 Sep

Electronic health record documentation tools, including the clinic note that recaps a patient's medical history, should be redesigned to better meet the needs of physicians, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine . Researchers from the University of Missouri noted that EHR documentation "mimicked"...Read more

Executive Health Management

Auva-selects-cerner-s-electronic-health-record

2015 16 Jul

The AllgemeineUnfallversicherungsanstalt (General Accident Insurance Institution, AUVA) agreed to implement Cerner Millennium® electronic health record in seven emergency hospitals and four rehabilitation centers. The new agreement will significantly expand Cerner’s market share in Austria. "It has always been one of our main priorities to provide...Read more

IT Management

Do-ehrs-impact-ischaemic-stroke-patient-outcomes

2015 09 May

Electronic health records (EHRs) may be important to have a more high-tech and transparent healthcare system, but new research reveals that using EHRs was not associated with better quality of care or clinical outcomes for ischaemic stroke patients. The study, reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , analysed data of 626,473...Read more