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IT Management

How Does Your EHR Affect Quality and Outcomes?

2020 17 Sep

Use of electronic health records (EHR) systems, even beyond minimum meaningful use (MU) requirements, does not necessarily correspond to increased hospital efficiency, patient satisfaction, and safety.   You might also like: EHR Systems: From Record to Plan   These new findings, based on a Johns Hopkins-led study (Murphy et al.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lack of Interoperability Increases Risks for Patients

2019 06 Dec

National Health Service (NHS) patients' safety is at risk due to critical deficiencies in medical record keeping. A new research shows that NHS Trusts use at least 21 different electronic medical record systems, which poses a big challenge to the effective sharing of information. The study from the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiologists need to brush up on AI

2019 30 Jan

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to grow in healthcare , such as in enhancing the performance and accuracy of diagnostic tools and disease risk prediction algorithms. And while radiology is among the medical specialities most primed to incorporate AI into clinician workflow, it appears that many radiologists are not even sure... Read more

ICU Management

Are 'sniffer systems' effective in detecting ARDS?

2018 11 Dec

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) results in substantial mortality but remains underdiagnosed in clinical practice. For this reason, automated “sniffer” systems that analyse electronic records have been developed to assist clinicians with ARDS diagnosis. However, a new systematic review found that these sniffer tools had moderate to high predictive... Read more

IMAGING Management

Electronic medical record-based interventions reduce unnecessary testing

2018 24 Oct

Multiple electronic medical record-based interventions implemented at Boston Medical Center have reduced unnecessary diagnostic testing and increased the use of postoperative order sets, two indicators of providing high-value medical care, according to a study published in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. High-value... Read more

Health Management

AI and healthcare technology in India: opportunities, challenges, and emerging trends

2018 23 May

This piece describes the unique opportunities and challenges for artificial intelligence (AI) and digital health technology in India, describes some success stories, and brings up some current trends.   With its vast inequalities in healthcare distribution, glaring lack of trained healthcare clinicians and infrastructure, and low government spending... Read more

Health Management

Deconstruction of business processes to disruption of business models

2018 20 Feb

How healthcare IT can impact business models.  What is the potential for information technology to transform healthcare processes and where will the consumer stand? For more than eleven years, I have been active via the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) as a pro-bono member of the board of ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK. This is the incubator... Read more

Health Management

Future medicine, today's healthcare

2018 25 Jan

Is the “Smart Hospital” a chance for change? Prof. Heinemann explains how futuristic and smart technologies that are used in preventive and diagnostic  healthcare, are embedded in a new digital professionalism and quality. Artificial intelligence (AI) in diagnostic radiology, robots in nursing and operating theatres, augmented and virtual reality... Read more

IT Management

Enterprise Imaging

2017 05 Sep

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are an important tool for clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. EMRs contain plenty of text but do not include pictures, hence these records don't tell the whole story. It is estimated that some 70 million computed tomography and 30 million magnetic resonance imaging procedures are performed annually,... Read more

Health Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 13 Nov

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