Many illnesses are easy to treat if caught in time. New EHR studies show how optimizing data can spot problems clinicians might overlook.
With HIMSS Insights eBook issue 7.5, we look at the digital transformation in healthcare from different angles: healthcare providers, health insurers, pharma/pharmacy, and healthcare systems. [...]
Given the increasing complexity of clinical care and massive amounts of data being collected through different medical devices, healthcare professionals can end up spending excessive amounts on [...]
Ping An International Smart City Technology (PAISCT), a subsidiary of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, has signed a research agreement with Medical Artificial Intelligence Lab Program [...]
At Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners, among other things, patient volume and financials are up 20 percent for 2019, online appointment scheduling has increased and reputation management efforts [...]
The application will enable one-click virtual consults within the EHR workflow, and comes at a pivotal time for telehealth, which is gaining stream among physicians.
Technologies to give physicians the ability see PDMP data within their EHR workflows are enabling them to spot doctor shoppers and make smarter prescriptions, says KLAS.
Even five years after go-live, many health systems aren't realizing the full value of their electronic health records, says a new Chartis Group report. Gaining clinical and financial ROI depends [...]
“In a surgical environment where one minute of OR time is worth $37, the improvements that we’re achieving on a daily basis have a big impact to our efficiency and bottom line,” [...]
A better clinician experience makes for higher-quality patient care, according to a new report from KLAS' Arch Collaborative, which makes the case for bigger investment in end-user education.
With a customized build, physicians and nurses have only the most important and the most recent data to observe. And now the tele-ICU staff is the first line of patient troubleshooting.
Real-time notifications have allowed the case managers to follow-up with more patients during their hospital stay and engage members. It’s also made for more accurate contact information.
Patients were frustrated with the outpatient registration process, but a web-based approach with online questionnaires boosted check-in rates and satisfaction scores.
Too many well-meaning providers are "yessing" themselves into serious overwork, putting their health and their patients' health at risk, says one doctor who learned that the hard way – and [...]
Located in the central region of Singapore, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), which is the largest hospital under the National Healthcare Group (NHG), announced that it will be launching a [...]
The radiology provider says up to 5,400 authorizations could be required per day. Automation of the process, while maintaining a human touch, has brought many efficiencies.
Last night at a Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs event, industry players discussed the ins and outs of how to validate a digital health product, regardless of funding.
More and more health systems are taking steps to "fully unleash nurse innovators at the leadership level," a new report shows, tapping their specialized expertise for technology deployment, [...]
Real-time location systems can enable big gains in quality, safety and cost-efficiency – but deployments are complex and require clear role definitions and enthusiastic buy-in from an array [...]
The VEVA tool has helped improve caregiver productivity and efficiency – and providers appreciate that it reduces the number of clicks per query.
Hospitals and health systems are seeing their clinical and operational processes reshaped by the same forces as the rest of the economy, says Deloitte: AI and robotics, automation, [...]
Four experts from Cerner, DrChrono, CTG and Chilmark Research offer healthcare CIOs and other executives and health IT workers crucial advice for successfully getting electronic health records up [...]
Over 6,250 care homes have now registered to use the portal, according to NHS England.
Advanced Behavioral Health's practice management, billing, scheduling and clinical data collection system has reaped the practice many rewards, including reducing time spent on billing from three [...]
Three high-profile physician IT leaders offer their takes and advice on the usability of data brought together by interoperability technologies and standards.
Among other improvements, the EHR and other systems in the suite enabled Yucaipa Urgent Care to cut patient throughput time from two hours to 30-45 minutes.
A new KLAS and Arch Collaborative report finds that RNs generally like their electronic health records more than physicians, perhaps offering hints at improved usability.
At the Georgia health system, a smartphone app is the hub for after-hours communication among physicians, nurses and patients, with caregivers getting more information than ever.
Four experts in healthcare cloud computing offer CIOs and other health IT workers who are starting – or maintaining – cloud migrations some well-rounded advice.
Analysts see a best-of-breed strategy finding favor, with companies such as Xenex, Ecolab and VigiLanz preferred over Epic and Cerner for their innovative approaches to patient safety surveillance.
After using the system for its 2017 reporting, Grandview achieved a MIPS score of 96.27 – earning 81.27 points in the Quality Performance category and 15 points in the Improvement [...]
There’s a challenge being the only woman in a room of health IT executives, says Agio’s Compliance Director Deana Fuller
Before finding her niche in cyber security, Agio Compliance Director Deana Fuller found herself in a situation familiar to many. She had dreams growing up of becoming a teacher, or an attorney, [...]
At Keystone Human Services, the new system offers a much more detailed picture, giving staff better insights into needs, goals and support requirements.
The company has more than 200 healthcare clients, with more than 84,000 mobile devices on its platform connecting some 220,000 providers with voice, alarm and text capabilities.
With the RTLS hardware and software system in place, the medical group also has seen a 50 percent increase in face-to-face time with care teams and a 60 percent reduction in the number of steps [...]
The imaging technology, which integrates with many other systems, enables more efficient same-day care, streamlined screen real estate and exam open speed improvements.
A new survey of hospital clinicians finds that care teams "pervasively" use electronic health record workarounds at critical points of care.
The health information management group said it will disseminate standardized, electronic query templates and educational guidance for physicians, CDI and HIM professionals to help clarify [...]
At the federally qualified health center and patient-centered medical home, telehealth technology has changed the way primary care physicians deliver care.
Physician informaticists adjusted workflow, optimized EHR documentation and built new tools to improve depression screening, diagnosis and management.
A new partnership with Holon Health enables real-time push of key patient information to network providers, regardless of their IT system, cluing them in to data they need to tackle care [...]
Hospitals that reach the pinnacle of the HIMSS Analytics' EMR Adoption Model have more satisfied docs, more widespread personalization of EHRs and better teamwork between clinicians, according to [...]
The vendor’s new system leverages its machine learning engine to offer an interactive retrospective analysis of order utilization, matched up against the evidence-based interventions proven [...]
Cerner debuts Chart Assist, a new AI-enabled workflow, to join a suite of systems designed to reduce physician burnout, enhance the clinician’s experience and increase productivity.
A national database of usability and safety issues, and enforcement of basic design and UX standards, are just two ways the promise of the past decade can be realized.
The National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare also wants the removal of controversial gag clauses, which prevent clinicians from sharing their perspective on usability issues.
“At HIMSS19, we’ll highlight the shifts from retrospective analytics to predictive analytics, a health system chart to a longitudinal record and plan, and population health to [...]
Iatric hopes to use Haystack's behavioral analytics technology to offer hospitals insights that drive operational efficiencies and safeguard data privacy.
Maryland-based Meritus worked with the Missouri health system's IT arm, Mercy Technology Services, to get a more advanced version of the electronic health record up and running.
At HIMSS19, John Rekart, chief of quality management and informatics at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will show how homegrown analytics enabled a 25 percent [...]
The provider organization created the position of reading room coordinator who relieves the resident or radiologists from administrative tasks so they can concentrate on reading the imaging exam.
New device brings a larger screen, integration with more clinical systems, a panic button and do not disturb features.
Its homegrown Canopy system is an example of the type of platform that value-based models of the future will need to deliver evidence-based care in a complex care ecosystem.
AI assisted conversational technology from Nuance reduces the documentation burden on clinicians, allowing them to rediscover the joys of practicing medicine.
Executives from Epic, Allscripts, athenahealth, eClinicalWorks and Greenway reveal what business decision makers should expect from their forthcoming software and cloud-based services.
Prime Care Family Practice COO Amar Shah says the platform helps it address quality, cost and overutilization.
Black Book survey shows that some were wooed by brand names, instead of seeking core functionalities that give ROI – and wish they'd gotten more bang for their buck.
St. Mary Medical Center brought in a consulting team to reduce length of stay and the left-without-being-seen rate in its emergency department – and it worked.
New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, the first specialty hospital to win a HIMSS Davies Award for Excellence. has found a way to use teamwork and health IT to improve processes and [...]
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says shedding the legacy paper-based devices will improve privacy and security concerns, and enable better data sharing.
The top award from HIMSS was given for the community health center’s efforts surrounding health IT and screening for colorectal cancer.
Staff immediately noticed the impact of the systems. They receive significantly fewer mailed checks, which has reduced the time spent to process payments. They also send fewer statements.
In one case, 100 percent of Avera's respiratory therapists missed at least one therapy or medication order per day by at least 30 minutes – now, with the new platform, only 11 percent of [...]
Some doctors at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization have saved more than two hours per clinical session with virtual scribe technology.
NHSmail suffers national outage, Bupa extends partnership with Babylon, and more UK digital health news briefs
NHSmail national outage caused by “software issue”
Cedar View Rehabilitation also has seen a 6 percent decrease in readmissions because it has been able to coordinate care better with external providers.
The draft plan addresses physician concerns around usability, regulation and note bloat, and aims to help vendors improve their designs to improve productivity and user satisfaction.
Since the new discharge platform was introduced at Bon Secours Charity Hospital, it has cut the amount of time case managers need to prepare from a daily average of 35 minutes to eight.
Case study: Grady Health used an AI machine to generate which patients were most at risk of coming back to them within 30 days, and then dispatched EMS staff to visit them.
Business leader at Philips Wellcentive talks lessons learned and the future of value-based healthcare
Philips Wellcentive’s Business Leader Niki Buchanan also gives tips for women working in the health IT industry.
Nine councils in the UK have been awarded a share of up £700,000 to design and deploy digital innovations for social care through a project led by the Local Government Association [...]
Carilion Clinic has been on a path toward value-based care for more than a decade, but staff realized they needed more support in gaining better insights into their patient population.
Further, 38 percent of online appointments are booked after hours, which helps with both patient retention and new patient acquisition.
Expanding from hospital assessments, the patient safety group will publish a national report by this time next year, with data on individual ASCs available by 2020.
Penn Medicine is pursuing a new initiative it says will innovate electronic health records for 21st Century medicine. The goal, officials say, is to make the technology more interactive and [...]
This case study shows how Hardin Memorial Hospital lowered that rate from 5.6 to 2.2 percent – and improved its HCAHPS scores thanks to better communication between doctors and patients.
While many readers are optimistic that healthcare will make progress on consumerism in one to three years, others said it will take between five and seven to actually happen.
Artesia General Hospital stays focused on building partnerships where it can, optimizing its EHR and enhancing patient and physician experience.
Automation, customization and – above all – an ability to show value and ROI are must-haves for hospitals looking to make promising tech take root.
Mobile, Alabama-based Springhill Medical Center keeps a focus on physician and patient engagement as it works to drive process improvements and stay competitive.
WHAT HAPPENED Microsoft is holding its Ignite conference this week, and the company teased a forthcoming care coordination tool that is in early stages of development – as well two secure [...]
This case study examines how patients are spending 273 percent more time booking appointments on the UAB Medicine website, a big win for the goal of boosting patient access.