Electronic Medical Records and Technology
- Electronic Health Record System Adopts STEADI Algorithm to Prevent Older Adult Falls
To respond to this serious and growing public health problem, the CDC created Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries.
- Tacoma's 'Virtual Hospital' Bustles with Caregivers, But No Patients Technicians monitor patients in virtual hospital.
- RTLS provides efficiency, cost-cutting benefits to hospital and staff
Stamford Hospital installs system to improve patient monitoring and discharges, staff workflow
- 4 Ways Hospitals Are Innovating with Telehealth How telehealth's versatility is enhancing care delivery, training and education, competitiveness and financial performance.
- Making Your EHR Nurse-friendly Nemours Children's Health System makes it easier for nurses to use the EHR in its workflow
- Trinity to Provide Home Health Patients With Continual Remote Monitoring
Patients will be provided with a wireless 4G-enabled tablet which combines consumer electronics, Bluetooth, and biometric devices to enable remote monitoring, virtual visits via Apple Facetime and patient education programs.
- EHR usage still too slow
Nursing homes and their counterparts in assisted living and other senior living settings may be sluggishly dipping their toes into the waters of electronic health records.
- EHR Health Data Collection to Impact Health Industry Shift
A new PwC report details the driving forces behind an impending healthcare industry shift, highlighting EHR and health data collection as primary factors.
- ICD-10: CMS will not be so flexible after Oct. 1
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that the grace period will end as planned and come Oct. it will end the flexibilities it granted hospitals and coders thus far.
- CMS calls for 90-day reporting in 2016 and easing meaningful use Stage 3 EHR objectives
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services urges Congress to institute more flexibility for quality reporting and eliminate clinical decision support and computerized provider order entry measures for eligible hospitals.
- Trigger Tool Adds Consistency to Adverse Tracking Clinicians using a trigger tool can track overall harms and specific harms over time, and learn from past incidents and assess patient safety efforts, researchers say.
- ONC Health IT Certification Program The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Certification Program is a voluntary certification program established by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to provide for the certification of health IT standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria adopted by the Secretary.
- Telemedicine Use Grows Among Health Care Professionals The report found a third of respondents had already deployed telemedicine, while nearly 20 percent are already in the process to deploying one.
- CMS Releases New Application Process for MU Hardship Exemptions The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new, streamlined hardship application process for providers who feel they should be exempt from financial penalties for failing to meet requirements of the meaningful use program.
- CMS OKs telehealth for face-to-face Medicaid visits The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services came out with a final rule yesterday that would require face-to-face visits prior to home health services for Medicaid patients, a rule that already exists for Medicare patients. But, as Politico spotted, the rule also includes a parenthetical allowing those "face-to-face" visits to be conducted via telehealth.
- Senate Health Committee Release Draft Bill to Improve Health IT for Docs, Patients To inform the committee's final legislation, Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today released for feedback a staff discussion draft of the committee's bipartisan legislation to improve health IT, including EHRs.
- HIE Requires More Research to Demonstrate Effectiveness While studies on the electronic exchange of health information show some evidence of benefits for healthcare, the full impact of HIE on improving clinical outcomes and avoiding potential harms has been inadequately studied and needs additional research.
- Want to reach your doc? Many Americans would use email or text - but can't The digital technology that many Americans use in often very busy lives -- in banking, shopping, traveling, communicating -- still plays but a bit role when it comes to their health care.
- HHS releases updated Meaningful Use rules
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued the long-awaited final rules changing the requirements of the Meaningful Use program for 2015-2017 and implementing Stage 3 of the program.
- Most Americans will get a wrong or late diagnosis at least once in their lives
Most Americans who go to the doctor will get a diagnosis that is wrong or late at least once in their lives, sometimes with terrible consequences, according to a report released Tuesday by an independent panel of medical experts.