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Eye docs, hospital system integrate disparate EHR systems for data sharing

Several providers in the Cincinnati area have successfully integrated two different computer systems to share electronic health records and improve eye care for diabetic patients, according to an article in the  Cincinnati Business Courier.

National health IT coordinators at HIMSS14: Interoperability a multilayered challenge

National health IT coordinators past and present agreed interoperability is a multilayered issue that encompasses more than just the exchange of data.

How technology in the pharmacy can boost med safety

By Steve Kessinger, Cape Coral Hospital "Optimizing patient outcomes through interdisciplinary medication management" is our pharmacy department's purpose. Let me elaborate on our...

CMS' Robert Tagalicod hints at Meaningful Use 'relief' announcement at HIMSS

On Thursday--the final day of the 2014 HIMSS conference that gets underway in Orlando today--there will be an announcement about Meaningful Use "under the rubric of relief," said Robert Tagalicod, director of the office of e-health standards and services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Special report: Mobile technology and ACOs

To help realize that goal, ACOs are seeking to fundamentally transform the way they deliver healthcare by embracing technology. Wireless tools, mobile devices and mHealth tactics will be critical to develop and maintain communication channels between ACOs.

Researchers achieve human genome analysis at supercomputer speed

While sequencing the human genome in the past has taken many months, researchers recently found a way to analyze 240 full genomes in two days through the use of a supercomputer.

4 ways research can keep up with eHealth

Research often struggles to keep up with eHealth and isn't timely or useful by the time it comes out. To that end, a new study published in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research  offers strategies that speed up such research and make it more useful.

CDS tools in the emergency room can help diagnose acute illness

Clinical decision support tools in electronic health records can help pinpoint patients more at risk of acute coronary syndrome and pulmonary embolism, according to recently published research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

3 questions for Ed Marx: Technology to enable accountable care

By Gienna Shaw Ed Marx has a simple suggestion for his fellow CIOs about pitching technology to other members of the C-suite. Don't do it. "I never talk about anything from a technology...

QUEST collaborative saves $11.65 billion

Premier's national quality improvement collaborative, QUEST, says it has saved approximately $11.65 billion and prevented 136,375 deaths over the past five years through process improvements and...