Healthcare IT

How to choose clinical communication tools

Communication plays a big role in human interaction. In healthcare, effective communication between care providers, and with their patients, is a must. This is because poor communication can adversely impact patient care or even cause medical errors. The advent of multi-use smartphones and mobile devices, including mobile apps and portals, has afforded doctors and medical

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9m awarded to breakthrough digital health technologies

Innovative digital technology projects to address key challenges in health care have received a 9m funding boost through the governments Digital Health Technology Catalyst it was announced today.The catalyst, delivered by UK Research and Innovation, aims to accelerate the development of digital health innovation, under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, to ensure the UK remains

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University Healthcare System to invest $170 million in new medical record technology

Bexar Countys public hospital district is spending $170 million to update its health information technology an investment that administrators say could save the system millions of dollars and improve patient care.University Health Systems relies on its computer software for everything from billing to ordering lab tests to keeping accurate patient records.The brand-new electronic health record

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Nurses Far More Satisfied with EHRs Than Physicians, KLAS Report Finds

Nurses are much more satisfied with their EHRs (electronic health records) than physicians, with some of the strongest satisfaction points related to patient care, according to a new report from KLAS Research.KLAS Arch Collaborative includes a database of more than 70,000 U.S. clinicians and 28,000 nurses. The feedback in this latest report, The Nurse EHR

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John Halamka: Japan to emerge as the leading learning lab for digital health innovation

As the world deals with aging populations, the Harvard professor and veteran CIO looks at how Japan has the urgency, vision and support to change care delivery models in ways that other countries would be smart to emulate. As the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, I travel 400,000 miles each year, studying

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What Younger Generations Demand from Health IT

Providers that havent already embraced digital tools and virtual care had better get started in order to meet expectations from millennials and Generation Z. The times are changing, and how people expect to consume healthcare is following suit. This is according to a recent survey from Accenture, which found that younger generations, including millennials (the

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Work Environment Impacts Nurses Impression of Successful EHR Adoption, Researchers Find

In an attempt to study the sociotechnical factors that can shape the relationship between electronic health record adoption and quality of care, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that nurses satisfaction with the EHR shows a correlation with their assessment of the hospital work environment.Penn Nursings Center for Health Outcomes &

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