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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An effort to develop technology to enroll a portion of the 1 million volunteers in the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative is placing a spotlight on one possible solution to interoperability and in the meantime creating unprecedented collaboration.
In an effort to cut back on prescription-drug errors and misuse, providers in New York will be required to issue prescriptions electronically.
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.