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Q&A: 'We have a long way to go yet on patient safety'

Q&A: 'We have a long way to go yet on patient safety'

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

National Patient Safety Foundation President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi discusses diagnostic errors and unintended harm from EHRs as well as other patient-safety issues. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.

Better scheduling through math

Better scheduling through math

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 16, 2016

One area in healthcare that is ripe for improvement is the scheduling process. It's a challenge that LeanTaas, a 6-year-old company based in Santa Clara, Calif., compares to a game of Tetris.

Ransomware scare: Will hospitals pay for protection?

Ransomware scare: Will hospitals pay for protection?

By Joseph Conn  |  April 09, 2016

The recent wave of so-called ransomware attacks has hospitals large and small weighing whether to bolster their IT systems' defenses or risk paying criminals to unfreeze their data.

Cerner, Ascension execs call for EHR standardization

Cerner, Ascension execs call for EHR standardization

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 08, 2016

Cerner President Zane Burke said Friday that connectivity between clinicians remains an issue despite about $30 billion spent by the federal government over the past five years to improve electronic health records technology at hospitals and physician offices.

Commentary: Cut the strings on software

Commentary: Cut the strings on software

By Jonathan Bush  |  April 06, 2016

The electronic health record was meant to be the “Great IT Hope,” yet decades later, healthcare still languishes in a disconnected state, says Athenahealth co-founder Jonathan Bush.

New York's Epic EHR 'go-lives' please officials, staff

By Joseph Conn  |  April 04, 2016

Two of the 11 hospitals at the NYC Health & Hospitals system are running their new electronic health record systems after a pair of “go lives” Friday night and Saturday morning, an organization spokesman said.

Q&A: American public's confidence in the FDA must be ensured

Q&A: American public's confidence in the FDA must be ensured

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 02, 2016

Dr. Robert Califf became commissioner of the FDA in February. He brings to the job more than 30 years of experience in clinical trial research at Duke University Medical Center. Califf discusses his priorities and some of the controversies that swirled around his nomination.

NYC hospitals set to launch EHR system amid controversy

By Joseph Conn  |  April 02, 2016

Elmhurst Hospital Center and Queens Hospital Center, which are part of the NYC Health & Hospitals system, are installing a new Epic EHR system. It's part of a $764 million, six-year health IT upgrade at the system that has faced unique controversy and public scrutiny.

New York set to require electronic prescribing

By Shannon Muchmore  |  March 19, 2016

In an effort to cut back on prescription-drug errors and misuse, providers in New York will be required to issue prescriptions electronically.

Quality reporting's toll on doc practices costs time, money

Quality reporting's toll on doc practices costs time, money

By Sabriya Rice  |  March 12, 2016

Indiana University Health is in the midst of a multiyear effort to streamline the quality measures that front-line providers are expected to track. The information is intended to help monitor and improve the quality of healthcare, but collecting it also saps resources.

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