How one Davies winner used closed loop eMM to take aim at adverse events

The goal is a simple one, but an elusive one, as hospitals all over the world well understand: “Ensure the right drug and dose is given to the right patient by the correct route,” said Joanne Hayden, clinical informatics pharmacist at St. Stephen’s Hospital. So, in a bid to improve its medication administration processes and better ensure patient safety, St. […]

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At HIMSS20, Cerner will be talking AI-powered voice technology

EHR kingpin Cerner at HIMSS20 will be showcasing technologies aimed at improving clinical documentation through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. These technologies will include, but are not limited to, voice-assisted tools to help clinicians complete and fill in gaps in documentation. There will always be a need for clinical documentation, so Cerner is focused on how to […]

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Athenahealth’s take on HIMSS20 trends: primary care disruption, AI and competitive data access

Jessica Sweeney Platt, executive director of research at athenahealth, has quite a lot to think about in her role there. She has to stay on top of all of the fast-changing trends across healthcare, and dig deep into all sorts of clinical and administrative details to help guide the company’s strategy. Healthcare IT News asked Platt for some perspective on […]

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Atrium Health merges SDOH data into its Cerner EHR to improve care, trim costs

Since the 1980s, social determinants of health have been examined from more of an academic and research perspective. Evidence-based literature suggests social and economic factors such as income, ZIP code, access to transportation, language, genetics, diet, cultural beliefs and education all influence a person’s overall health. In the past five years or so, health systems have begun to pay attention […]

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uPerform by ANCILE: Supporting organisations to digitally upskill staff

A big part of the success of an Electronic Health Record system relies on successful user adoption and utilisation. But the typical onboarding and education strategies employed by healthcare organisations procuring these systems do not go far enough to create a clinical workforce feeling confident and proficient in their use. After spending vast amounts of money and going through months […]

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Digitalising internal and external hospital processes for better healthcare delivery

The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is defined as a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting, according to the HIMSS Health Information and Technology Resource Library. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunisations, laboratory data and radiology reports.  The […]

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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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Empowering patients to be more involved in managing their own care

Could you tell us about more about your roles as Director at Great North Care Record and Digital Clinical Champion at the NHS in England? I am a clinician with a background in nursing with 12 years involvement in national programmes developing and promoting the use of digital solutions to improve healthcare and patient experience. In 2018 I became the […]

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EHR tool boosts clinical research participation for Medical University of South Carolina

As clinical research protocols increase in complexity and the list of inclusion and exclusion criteria a patient must meet to qualify for clinical research studies grows, many research sites are faced with participant recruitment challenges. The Medical University of South Carolina is one of them. THE PROBLEM Those stricter criteria mean more personnel time is dedicated to chart review and […]

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Dr. Patrick H. Luetmer reveals secrets of success behind the Plummer project

Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Chair of Clinical Systems Oversight Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patrick H. Luetmer shared in an email interview with Healthcare IT News some key takeaways behind the success of the Plummer project. The massive EHR rollout project at Mayo Clinic was named in honour of Dr. Henry Plummer who developed a patient-centred […]

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