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ATA's tele-ICU guidelines aim to ensure patient safety

Draft guidance published by the American Telemedicine Association this week focuses on the use of telecommunications technologies in intensive care settings.

HHS publishes FDASIA framework for health IT

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, on Thursday, published the long-awaited proposed strategy and recommendations for a health IT risk-based framework mandated by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.

New HHS interactive video aims to protect research subjects

The U.S. Department of Health & Human services has released a new interactive video aimed to better protect research subjects and reduce misconduct in clinical research, it announced this week....

Blumenthal interview on EHR use elicits mixed reaction

A recent interview in  The Atlantic  with David Blumenthal, former National Coordinator for Health IT, has generated a flurry of comments from readers weighing in on the role and worth of electronic health records

Study: Tele-ICU tools worth the investment for hospitals

Despite the high cost of implementing telemedicine technology in intensive care units, hospitals could benefit more from such tools both financially and in terms of the quality of care delivered, according to research recently published online in the journal  Telemedicine and e-Health.

How one health system faces IT-driven challenges

Daniel Barchi, who's served as CIO at 2,300-bed Yale-New Haven Health System since 2010, says when he first started in his position, the system was not integrated and didn't operate together.

Redesigned alerts reduce prescriber errors

Redesigned medical alerts in electronic health records can reduce prescribing errors and provider workloads, and increase user satisfaction, according to a new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

EHRs, e-reminders don't impact racial disparities in cancer screening

Despite concerns to the contrary, electronic health records and e-reminders may not necessarily increase treatment disparities between white and non-white patients, at least when it comes to cancer screening, according to a recently published study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Time to move on from old-school population health management

It's time to grow beyond yesterday's population health management, and health organizations must employ uncommon methods to truly discover new methods to do so, according to Jason Burke, a senior advisor for advanced analytics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Continuous monitoring helps slash hospital length of stay

Continuous, contact-free electronic monitoring of hospital patients helped to reduce length of stay by roughly 9 percent, according to research published this month in the  American Journal of Medicine.