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From Trust to Use and Beyond: The Road to Clinical Decision Support
October 29, 2014
The new online eBook from Carestream Health, From Trust to Use and Beyond, presents some of the explorations and successes along the road to clinical information access. The ebook was created to stimulate discussion on some of healthcare information systems' most critical issues. As information...
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Medicare's quality programs prove to be a hurdle, doc practices say
By Andis Robeznieks | October 28, 2014
An overwhelming majority of medical practices say they are already participating in internal quality-improvement processes, according to a Medical Group Management Association survey, but an even higher number said they do not believe participating in Medicare physician quality-improvement programs...
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Malpractice suits often tap electronic health records
Judy Greenwald, Business Insurance | October 28, 2014
Electronic medical records can save money and improve medical outcomes, but using them incorrectly can create significant liability problems for healthcare providers, defense attorneys say.
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Former Allscripts CEO sips his tea, invests in next wave of health IT
By Joseph Conn | October 27, 2014
Former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman may have moved in a new business direction in his current role as executive chairman of Argo Tea, a chain of upscale tea shops launched in Chicago.
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Lifespan, CVS to share electronic patient records
Rhode Island Public Radio | October 27, 2014
Lifespan, Rhode Island’s biggest health system, and CVS Health’s walk-in health clinics say they’ve agreed to share patients’ electronic health records. A spokeswoman for Lifespan says there’s no timeline yet for the collaboration.
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Cerner's Q3 profits climb as it preps to add Siemens Health
By Bob Herman | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Third-quarter earnings at Cerner Corp. rose 12%, roughly in line with analysts' expectations, as the health information technology company continues to diversify and grow its business.
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Botched U.S. Ebola diagnosis points to computer, human errors
By Joseph Conn | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Errors by healthcare workers and the computer tools they used all contributed to the initial misdiagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan when he first came to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in late September, a new report argues.
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Proposed interoperability overhaul finds boosters, doubters
By Joseph Conn | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare IT experts are split on the promise of a new recommendation that the industry go boldly where the rest of the world has already gone before by modeling its architecture for health information exchange on the structure of the Internet.
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Few motives to fix busted health data
Politico | October 21, 2014
Someday, doctors will have our data at their fingertips and will use it to prevent drug reactions, nip diabetes and cancers in the bud and lengthen our lives while preventing unpleasant and costly hospital stays. But for most doctors, that free-flowing information highway is a beautiful dream that...
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TeamHealth acquires scribe provider PhysAssist
By Joseph Conn | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Publicly traded physician staffing firm TeamHealth Holdings, Knoxville, Tenn., has acquired physician scribe services provider PhysAssist, Fort Worth, Texas, for an undisclosed amount, the acquirer has announced.
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