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Wikipedia and Facebook for clinical documentation
Healthcare IT News : October 21, 2014, 8:36 am
Over the past several years I’ve written about the inadequate state of clinical documentation, which is largely unchanged since the days of Osler, (except for a bit more structure introduced by Larry Weed in the 1970s) and was created for billing/legal purposes not for care coordination.
The new cool in healthcare: "Cost accounting is sexy?!"
Healthcare IT News : October 21, 2014, 7:57 am
A few weeks ago I was sitting in a conference room with the senior executive team from one of the top academic medical centers in the country. The Chief Information Officer introduced my team to his team by saying, “OK everyone, let me make this simple. Pay attention. Cost accounting is sexy.”
Now, that’s four words most folks in healthcare would never expect to hear. Yet, an hour later, it was clear that everyone, from physicians to finance, agreed.
Nurses not happy with hospital EHRs
Healthcare IT News : October 20, 2014, 11:07 am
Frustration with electronic health records has never been higher among RNs, with vast majorities complaining of poor workflows, bad communication and scant input on implementation decisions, a new survey shows.
[See also: RNs key to EHR improvement, says CIO]
Analytics project slashes sepsis deaths
Healthcare IT News : October 20, 2014, 10:48 am
The folks at Penn Medicine know a little something about putting data analytics to work. After identifying three years ago that their sepsis mortality rates were higher than expected, they set out to do something about it by harnessing predictive analytics. And the results? They're impressive.
EHRs: The new lightning rod in healthcare
Healthcare IT News : October 20, 2014, 10:43 am
When Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital failed to diagnose the first known case of Ebola in the U.S., the hospital initially blamed its electronic health record (EHR). As it turned out, the problem was the humanware, not the software. The culprit was a mundane and all-too-common failure by people to communicate in a fast-paced and stressful medical setting.