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Giving newborns distinct names cuts errors

Giving newborns distinct names cuts errors

By Maureen McKinney  |  August 01, 2015

Dr. Jason Adelman had long suspected that the naming system most hospitals use to temporarily identify newborns in the neonatal intensive-care unit could lead to confusion and wrong-patient errors. A new naming system showed how right he was.

Trying to soar with feet stuck in mud, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

There are advances being made in healthcare that border on the stunning. Witness the gains made by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as one example. Despite laudable gains in knowledge and therapeutics, our healthcare picture remains saddled by inefficiencies and an unsustainable cost structure. In that same...

Senate panel will push HHS to delay Stage 3 MU rules

Senate panel will push HHS to delay Stage 3 MU rules

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 23, 2015

The Senate HELP Committee wants to delay Stage 3 meaningful-use rules, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said during a news conference Thursday. It's one recommendation in an effort to get providers on board to adopt EHRs.

Technology expertise key for ACO growth

By Michael Sandler  |  July 11, 2015

The estimated number of Americans covered by accountable care organizations shot up 30.7% between 2014 and 2015, while the total number of ACOs ticked up only slightly from 726 to 738, according to Modern Healthcare's annual list of ACOs by state.

Using big data to prevent drug errors

Using big data to prevent drug errors

By Sabriya Rice  |  July 11, 2015

Dr. Gidi Stein was greatly dismayed when he heard about a malpractice case involving the death of a pediatric patient that was the result of a medication error. So in 2012, Stein co-founded a company that offers a big-data software platform to detect prescription errors before they happen.

'Health insurers are refusing to pay fair market rates'

'Health insurers are refusing to pay fair market rates'

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 11, 2015

American Medical Association President Dr. Steven Stack discusses the AMA's position on possible changes to the ACA, its stance on electronic health record meaningful-use rules, and his views on regulating surprise out-of-network medical bills.

 Building protocols into EHRs can help cut wasteful care

Building protocols into EHRs can help cut wasteful care

By Melanie Evans  |  July 04, 2015

MRIs, CT scans and X-rays for low back pain patients dropped by half last year at the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh after doctors started seeing reminders in the electronic health record that such tests can be unnecessary, a move inspired in part by the Choosing Wisely campaign.

Health IT a key challenge for provider-owned plans

By Joseph Conn  |  June 27, 2015

There's a boomlet underway in health information technology buying, triggered by provider organizations considering or launching their own Medicare Advantage or commercial health plans.

Keep meaningful-use requirements, IT experts tell Senate panel

By Joseph Conn  |  June 16, 2015

Three health IT experts told members of a Senate committee Tuesday to stay the course on the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program and its increasingly tough meaningful-use requirements, arguing that the program's benefits outweigh its problems.

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