Newly published research shows that providing physicians with the price of lab tests via electronic health records can lead to a reduction in the ordering rates of such tests.
Electronic health records can record not only clinical care, but non-clinical information to assess patient-physician interaction and determine how that may impact patient care, according to a new study in Health Services Research.
Patients increasingly are embracing the concept of patient portals, but it's still unknown whether the portals actually improve outcomes, increase patient satisfaction or create efficiencies, according to new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Healthcare is a fun and rewarding field, says Steven Steinhubl, M.D., director of the Digital Medicine program at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). But with pressure to see more and more patients in a fee-for service world and an abundance of new technologies that can improve care but also disrupt workflow, doctors don't always feel that way.
In a six-week pilot of tracking technology conducted at Mount Sinai Medical Center earlier this year, the New York hospital cut wait times by more than an hour for roughly half of all incoming emergency room patients.
Alert fatigue and overrides continue to plague clinicians and threaten patient safety, according to research published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Hospitals could reduce nosocomial infections by using new technology, such as alarms for scheduled filter changes or pressurized mats in front of hand-washing areas to make sure employees spend enough time at the sink, to help staff comply with healthcare regulations, according to a scientific poster presented at the American Public Health Association 141 st Annual Meeting, Medscape reported.
The Office of the Inspector General has recommended that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develop a measure to determine the rate nursing home residents are being admitted to hospitals due to a deterioration of their medical condition,
In looking to secure Meaningful Use funds, the most important part of a hospital's mission--patient care--often gets overlooked, according to Richard Ong, CIO of Erie, Pa.-based St. Vincent Health System.
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded leading pediatric health system Nemours a $3.9 million grant to evaluate how physicians maintain their clinical skills and continuity of care when they return to domestic medical practice after long deployments. The study will use Nemours' electronic health record system to look for patterns and assess how the frequency with which physicians treat a medical condition influences their care decisions in comparison to best practice guidelines.