Quality & Outcomes

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HHS challenge focuses on CDS use to prevent hypertension

The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services has launched a new challenge to use electronic health records and other health IT to prevent hypertension.

Hospital IT execs: Patient safety results should define CPOE success

The success of a computerized physician order entry implementation project should be defined, first and foremost, by improvements to patient safety, according to Chris Snyder, a hospitalist and chief medical information officer at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Sutter CMIO: Care improvement requires data sharing, interoperability

Healthcare providers should embrace the benefits of electronic health information exchange for the sake of patient quality rather than remain apprehensive about sharing data with competitors, according to Christopher Jaeger, chief medical information officer at Sacramento, California-based Sutter Health.

Data-driven tool enables patients to balance recovery expectations

Before deciding whether to go through with a medical procedure, it's important for patients to balance their expectations on recovery. A new data-driven tool being developed allows them to do just that.

Big data not a 'magic weapon' for healthcare

Big data isn't a "magic weapon" that can solve all our healthcare problems, according to Eerke Boiten, a senior lecturer at the University of Kent.

Videoconferencing eases stress for pediatric patients

Pediatric hospital patients find comfort in being able to interact with family and friends via videoconferencing, according to new research published in the journal  Pediatrics.

How the University of Utah is using data to slash healthcare costs

Few hospitals can say how much it costs them to care for each patient admitted, but the University of Utah is working to change that.

Health app holds promise for improving respiratory rate measurement

A new health application may soon play a role in providing a better respiratory rate measurement approach that its developers say could help save lives, especially in assessing the health status of young children.

mHealth holds potential to aid pregnant women, newborns worldwide

The increasing availability of wireless service and mobile phones is helping healthcare efforts relating to pregnant women and newborns by improving data collection and response systems, according to a recent research viewpoint post published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Health system uses analytics to measure hand-washing compliance

Data analytics and electronic monitoring have been deployed by Greenville Health System in South Carolina to improve hand hygiene compliance among staff members.