Search Tag: patient information

Executive Health Management

What's taking so long? Smashing population health silos

2018 07 Nov

Healthcare has been historically mired in siloed thinking, with providers operating independent of each other and rarely sharing patient information. "More recently, this mindset is starting to change as emerging reimbursement models and evolving regulations urge providers to work together to achieve better clinical and financial outcomes.... Read more

IT Management

Disappointing and time-consuming, can EHRs be made useful?

2018 20 Jun

Electronic health record (EHR) systems were supposed to improve the documentation process and retrieval of patient information to help with diagnostic and treatment decisions. Instead, EHRs became a source of physician discontent and burnout. Most doctors hate EHRs, and it isn’t clear that they make patients any better off either.  Now, experts... Read more

IMAGING Management

ECR 2018: CT patient information videos save time, increase satisfaction

2018 10 Mar

Did you know that the first airline safety video was produced by Virgin America in 2007 ? Now these videos are widely accepted, and in time patient information videos may be just as routine, according to Meinrad Beer of the University Hospital Ulm, who presented a study about patient information on CT at the recent European Congress of Radiology in... Read more

IT Management

Improving Cybersecurity Through Public-Private Coordination

2017 12 Jun

A unified effort by both the public and private sectors is critical to countering the growing cyber threats that are putting patient information and safety at risk, according to a report from the U.S. Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. The report contains more than 100 recommendations to help increase cybersecurity across the healthcare... Read more

ICU Management

Six ICU Patient and Family Info Resources

2015 09 Jun

Information in plain language at a confusing and stressful time can be of great help to patients and their friends and families both during and after a stay in the ICU. Here are ICU Management’s selection:    My ICU care - Society for Critical Care Medicine Includes information on decision making, participating in care, what questions to ask, why... Read more

Health Management

When the HIS Lights Go Out

2014 08 Nov

Key Points • Article discusses the contingency measures envisioned in KBC Zagreb in case of total or partial HIS outage • Important issues highlighted in case all technical risk mitigation measures failed • Scenarios described: total HIS outage or subsystem failures/disconnections for short and longer period of time • Procedures for off-HIS... Read more

Executive Health Management

Access to E-Health Data Outweighs Privacy

2014 24 Jun

For half of UK patients with chronic medical conditions, the ability to access and control their health data online takes precedence over privacy risks associated with electronic health records. An Accenture Patient Engagement Survey conducted between 21 February and 16 March 2014 polled 519 healthy people and 500 individuals in the UK... Read more

Executive Health Management

EU Patient Safety Progress Report

2014 23 Jun

The European Commission has published a patient safety package detailing progress made in recent years and existing barriers yet to be overcome. The establishment of national programs for patient safety and the implementation of systems for reporting adverse events related to hospitalisation represent two of the most improved areas. Challenges remain... Read more

IT Management

Google ‘Fit’ Wants Your Health Data

2014 17 Jun

When developers meet later this month at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, they can expect to hear more about the company’s plans to challenge Apple’s recently-released HealthKit framework with its new Google Fit. The health service will collect and combine data from electronic health devices and apps, positioning the company... Read more

IT Management

Implementing Electronic Medical Records: What Do Users Think?

2014 17 Jun

Implementing electronic medical records (EMR) in a healthcare organisation is a major innovation, which does not always run smoothly. Although barriers to, and facilitators for, implementation have been researched, their relative importance to end-users has not been clearly understood. Recently published research in Implementation Science found that... Read more