Telehealth helps one hospital reduce ER overflow hours from 1,700 to 148

Gastonia, North Carolina-based, 435-bed CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the anchor facility of a five-county, two-state, not-for-profit health system and value-based care provider, CaroMont Health. The medical center features a Level III trauma center. THE PROBLEM The hospital has approximately 250,000 patient encounters every year, and because of its location in the growing Charlotte region, continues to experience increases in […]

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Hospital replaces manual Rx process with e-filling, achieves error rate of just .006%

LIFE St. Mary, a hospital in the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic health system, had a manual process to request medication refills and fill pillboxes. THE PROBLEM The pharmacy was not integrated with the electronic health record and it did not have full bidirectional electronic prescribing. Medication lists were not accurate and there was no ability to confirm the last refill date […]

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Intermountain launches new spinoff with focus on value-based care

Intermountain Healthcare has launched a new healthcare company with the aim of helping providers, payers, accountable care organizations and others manage the challenges of value-based reimbursement. WHY IT MATTERS The new company, named Castell, seeks to help these organizations speed their transition from volume to value-based care, with analytics, decision support and other innovative tools hatched at Intermountain. Rajesh Shrestha, […]

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EHR optimization can stop common diseases in their tracks

Early detection is a mantra in hospitals: Find a nascent condition before it can morph into something serious and you can alleviate suffering, improve care and save lives. Symptoms can be hidden in plain sight or can be masked by other known illnesses. In these manners, thousands of patients a year fall through the cracks and become seriously ill. WHAT […]

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Clarigent, Children’s Home partner on AI-based decision support app

Health application developer Clarigent Health is teaming up with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati to complete a pilot study using Clarigent’s artificial intelligence powered mobile decision support app. The platform works by analyzing linguistic and vocal characteristics of sessions between therapists or physicians, and patients to provide a near real-time assessment of a patient at risk for suicide or mental […]

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