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Mercy Health pharmacist: Integrate EHR data into alerting system to reduce fatigue

By integrating information from the EHR with a drug knowledge database, the workflow change can reduce nuisance alerts. Charlie Hart, a pharmacy informaticist at Mercy Health, a four-hospital health system in northern Illinois and southern Wiscon...

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University of Virginia utilizes data visualization, agile framework to improve patient experience

University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Credit: Google Maps Patient experience matters, and leading health systems are delving into their own data to determine how to improve it.  The University of Virginia Medical Cen...

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HIMSS18 puts women front-and-center as conference keynotes, speakers

This year’s CES Conference, one of the biggest technology conferences in the country, and the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference had one major flaw in common: A lack of women in leading speaking roles. Not one CES keynoter was a woman, while 94 per...

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While CES, JPMorgan lacked female keynoters, HIMSS18 puts women front-and-center

This year’s CES Conference, one of the biggest technology conferences in the country, and the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference had one major flaw in common: A lack of females in leading speaking roles. Not one CES keynoter was a woman, while 94 p...

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While CES, JP Morgan lacked female keynoters, HIMSS18 puts women front-and-center

This year’s CES Conference, one of the biggest technology conferences in the country, and the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference had one major flaw in common: A lack of females in leading speaking roles. Not one CES keynoter was a woman, while 9...

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Reshaping access to data is required for patients to be truly engaged

The increase in patient engagement efforts in recent years has caused some basic rethinking of long-held assumptions about how to foster wellness. Technology is a big must-have, of course. But what about the ownership of data? Hugo Campos never thoug...

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The official HIMSS18 hashtag guide

Similar to its vibrant membership community, HIMSS also nurtures over twenty year-round, topically-driven social media communities – all of which are represented in this hashtag guide. These communities share ideas and resources, host Twitter c...

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CHIME launches Opioid Task Force to channel its CIO member resources and encourage broader participation

The opioid epidemic is taking 115 lives each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, impacting thousands of families from all corners of the United States. Ed Kopetsky, chief information officer at Palo Alto, California-base...

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Joining opioid fight, North Carolina signs on to PDMP data sharing collective

North Carolina has joined the PMP InterConnect compact, an interstate group that fosters prescription drug data sharing across state lines. With the addition of North Carolina, 46 states now are part of the collaborative. Washington, California,...

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The official HIMSS hashtag guide

Similar to its vibrant membership community, HIMSS also nurtures over twenty year-round, topically-driven social media communities – all of which are represented in this hashtag guide. These communities share ideas and resources, host Twitter c...

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Secure communications enhance clinical care for orthopedic surgical hospital

The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City switched from pagers to cell phones and saved thousands of dollars. The improvement and consolidation in hospital communications also enhanced care, making it more patient-centric. It seems like a sim...

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center uses analytics to improve care quality with CMS Oncology Care Model

Credit: UPMC Hillman Cancer Center  The Oncology Care Model is an initiative of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve the value of patient care by ensuring high-quality and more coordinated patient care while lowerin...

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