Current Headlines

  1. CMS Pushing Mandated Certified EHRs For Chronic Care
    7/24/2014

    A proposed rule would mandate certified EHRs for care of chronically ill under Medicare Part B. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Remote Monitoring In The ICU
    7/24/2014

    Implementation of eICU helps St. Luke’s Health System shift to a proactive care model that addresses physician and nurse shortages while improving the quality of patient care. By Karla Paris, contributing writer

  3. Automated Eligibility Screening Improves Patient Selection For Trials
    7/24/2014

    Using technology to match patients with clinical trials saved doctors a hefty workload in a study conducted at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  4. EHR + Geography = Population Health Management
    7/24/2014

    Duke Medicine is combing the data of EHRs with geography information to create a program which can predict patient diagnoses. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  5. EHR Implementation Service Agreement Help Transformation To Value-Based Care
    7/24/2014

    The stated goal of the implementation is to keep project costs in check and minimize risks. By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer

  6. Study: Health IT Vital For ACOs
    7/24/2014

    Establishing an accountable care organization requires health technology, especially when the ACO is created by an academic medical center. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  7. New Central Scanning Solution Uses PC-Free Network Connectivity To Provide Easy Access To Work Teams
    7/23/2014

    A new line of network scanners from Kodak Alaris provides organizations with a central scanning solution that allows users to efficiently capture information from documents and route it into key business processes without the need for a dedicated PC. Until now, many organizations have been unable to automate some paper-based business processes because a PC isn’t appropriate for the work location (e.g. employees in a particular department don’t require PCs). In other instances, employees may have PCs but it’s preferable that they are limited to performing specific tasks. The KODAK Scan Station 700 Series is ideal for either scenario.

  8. EZDoctor Removes Listing Fees For Doctors On Site
    7/23/2014

    EZDoctor, the innovative leader in online medical appointment booking, announced today it is permanently eliminating fees required from doctors to be listed on its site, greatly increasing the integrity of its online physician information while offering the public more balanced physician referrals

  9. Physical Work Environment In Hospitals Affects Nurses’ Job Satisfaction, With Implications For Patient Outcomes, Health Care Costs
    7/23/2014

    Job satisfaction is an important predictor of registered nurses’ (RNs) job turnover, patient satisfaction, and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes (including pressure ulcers and falls), which can result in higher health care costs and penalties for hospitals that receive Medicare and Medicaid payments.

  10. UPMC’s ‘Convergence’ Recognized For Improving EHR Access
    7/23/2014

    The Technology Development Center of UPMC, based in Pittsburgh, has received the Innovator Award from Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association (AHA), for the development of Convergence, a tablet-based platform which eases physician’s access to diverse patient records. Additionally, UPMC has become the nation’s first health delivery system to be named a “Most Wired” facility for the 16th consecutive year.

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