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Boston Children's EHR down for days
Healthcare IT News : March 27, 2015, 6:56 am
The electronic health reccord system at Boston Children's Hospital crashed on Friday, March 20, and remained down until Wednesday March, 25, the Boston Globe reports. Hospital officials blamed the outage on a hardware issue related to storage. During the shutdown, clinicians used paper to track medications and treatments.
Hospital spokesman Rob Graham told the Globe the system was repaired and tested and being brought up in phases.
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CMIOs building strategic identity
Healthcare IT News : March 27, 2015, 5:45 am
With a “C” in the title and making $323,000 on average, Chief Medical Information Officers, or CMIOs, find their time divided evenly between strategic initiatives and more tactical initiatives/operational responsibilities. The group at large looks for ways to increase strategic involvement and it is showing progress.
Interoperability: Just ahead or still far off?
Healthcare IT News : March 27, 2015, 5:23 am
At no other time in history has there been such a concentrated push for interoperability as there is today.
Virtualization software easing workflows
Healthcare IT News : March 27, 2015, 5:04 am
Virtualization solutions are not the type of technology that engages most clinicians. So it’s to be expected that those who work in hospitals without a virtual desktop are not aware of how much easier their daily routines could be.
On the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall floor, Citrix will be showing how virtualization solves many of the problems that can frustrate a clinical staff during the course of an average work day.
Microsoft moving into the new health economy
Healthcare IT News : March 27, 2015, 4:59 am
Among the technology stalwarts increasingly populating the HIMMS15 show floor, Microsoft’s message this year is that it is adapting to the shifting forces clinicians are facing.
“The practice of medicine is fundamentally changing from piece work to team work,” said Dennis Schmuland, MD, Microsoft’s chief health strategy officer. “A new health economy is emphasizing frugality, controlling spiraling costs and caring for an aging population.”