Search Tag: interoperability

IT Management

Are EHRs Letting Patients Down?

2015 02 Nov

Use of electronics health records (EHRs) is important in achieving coordinated care that leads to a better patient experience. While U.S. government initiatives have helped widen EHR adoption — the percentage of U.S. hospitals using EHRs shot up from 9.4 to 75.5 percent between 2008 and 2014 — the lack of system integration has hampered care coordination... Read more

ICU Management

Johns Hopkins Partners with IT Giant on ICU Devices

2015 25 Oct

A new collaboration between the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Microsoft plans to develop an IT solution that will enhance interoperability of medical devices in intensive care settings. The goal is to provide improved health data analytics that can help clinicians identify key trends aimed at preventing injuries and complications that... Read more

IT Management

Connecting Healthcare Data - Interoperability

2015 22 Sep

While people often take for granted the convenience of being able to withdraw money from an ATM hundreds of miles from home or call someone in another cellphone network, that same sort of universal operability has yet to be achieved for the electronic exchange of patient information, according to an article in JAMA 's Medical News & Perspectives section.... Read more

IT Management

Why Level of EHR Satisfaction Varies Amongst Doctors

2015 30 Aug

Results of two recent surveys to gauge physicians' experience in using electronic health records (EHR) have revealed that, overall, physicians in large-group practices are having better EHR experiences compared to their colleagues in small and solo medical practices. "Larger physician organisations are much more satisfied because of their resources... Read more

IT Management

eHealth and Paper Used for EHR Exchange

2015 25 Aug

Electronic exchange of health information amongst healthcare providers has important implications for patient safety and care coordination. However, only 9 percent of hospitals use only electronic means of exchanging patient summary of care records with outside sources, according to a report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT... Read more

IT Management

Low Confidence in Interoperability Goals

2015 13 Aug

A study finds that only a small number (17 percent) of healthcare providers are optimistic that the industry will meet the 10-year goal for nationwide interoperability, set last year by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Scrypt, an Austin, Tx.–based document management solutions provider, surveyed more... Read more

Cardiology Management

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital Selects McKesson Cardiology to Support New Cardiac Facility

2015 06 Jul

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital is implementing McKesson Cardiology TM  as its cardiovascular information solution as part of the establishment of a new, premier private cardiac facility that is set to further position Bournemouth as a leading reference site for cardiology services in the UK. Nuffield Health is a not-for-profit business, operating... Read more

IT Management

5 IT Terms Hospital CEOs Should Know

2015 30 Jun

Healthcare is one area where technology has made a huge impact. New medical devices, medicines and treatments that improve patient care are created as a result of technological advancements.   As technology evolves fast, healthcare executives who come from non-technical backgrounds may find it overwhelming. Hence, it's essential that they understand... Read more

IMAGING Management

McKesson Appoints Kathy McElligott to Executive Vice President, Chief Information and CTO

2015 22 Jun

McKesson Corporation has announced that Kathy McElligott has been appointed to executive vice president and chief information (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO) effective  July 20 . McElligott comes to McKesson from Emerson where she served as CIO since 2010 and managed Emerson’s information technology strategy and information security for... Read more

IT Management

Better Safety with EHR-Medicine Cabinet Link

2015 02 Jun

Hackensack University Medical Center recently unveiled the interoperability between its electronic health records EpicEHR and automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) from Omnicell. They believe that EHR-ADC link could eliminate redundancies during the ordering process and can help reduce medicine errors at the point-of-care. With the Epic-Omnicell... Read more