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CIO sings the praises of HL7 analytics
Healthcare IT News : October 1, 2014, 10:55 am
Wes Wright, chief information officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital, says a newly-installed analytics tool that unobtrusively monitors the performance of his HL7 transactions "gives me peace of mind."
[See also: HL7 makes IP available for EHRs]
Security readiness still sorely lacking
Healthcare IT News : October 1, 2014, 10:48 am
If you think you're able to dodge a data breach without putting in the work, think again. This year, organizations have reported more data breaches than the year prior, seeing on average a 10 percent jump in breach frequency. So what are they doing to improve these numbers? A new study says: not enough.
What's got CHIME's CEO 'mad as hell'?
Healthcare IT News : October 1, 2014, 10:45 am
When Russell Branzell, chief executive officer of CHIME, told an audience at the AHIMA Convention that he was "mad as hell," the crowd of hundreds of healthcare information managers roared with laughter and applause.
Four keys to clinical usability at the point of care
Healthcare IT News : October 1, 2014, 9:11 am
Billions of dollars are being spent each year on HIT. Clinicians are paying for these systems, and by paying I mean either in dollars, if they put up the money themselves, or in time, which is often the case when EHR decisions are made by administrators.
How can a physician’s productivity and focus on the patient be maintained while using an EHR at the point of care, and why do many systems fall short on this?
Challenges evaluating mHealth's success
Healthcare IT News : October 1, 2014, 8:43 am
I saw another exciting news story on a mobile health intervention the other day. I honestly don’t remember the company or product, but what stuck with me was the declaration of success based on 10 patients using the product for three months. Success was touted in terms of cost reduction and resource utilization reduction in a before/after analysis. This inspired me to collect some thoughts on some of the challenges around evaluating success in mHealth.