Hospital & Physicians

How artificial intelligence could revolutionize your hospital

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care are myriad: predicting readmissions, making treatment suggestions and monitoring patient flow. But how can your hospital best make use of the rise of AI technology, and what are the possible problems you could face as AI use becomes more widespread? AI tech is everywhere, from

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Purchasing physician time to assist in EHR, workflow decisions improves overall satisfaction

HIMSS18 presenters explain how MU Health Care instituted a multi-pronged approach to boost physician satisfaction by 10% and offer feedback valuable to planning.More and more hospitals are undertaking initiatives to improve day to day operations, workflow and working conditions for clinicians. The concept has been pulled into the Quadruple Aim, which builds on the Triple

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What to know about the SamSam ransomware hitting Allscripts, hospitals

The latest onslaught of ransomware attacks target RDP and JBoss servers using brute force attack methods to gain access to a system.For the last few weeks, SamSam ransomware attacks have steadily increased across all sectors. The virus took down the entire municipality of Farmington, New Mexico, and just last week two hospitals were hit —

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The Role of Technology in Remedying Clinician Burnout

Burnout represents a significant and persistent threat to the well-being of clinicians. As health industry CEOs including Mayo Clinics John Noseworthy and Cleveland Clinics Toby Cosgrove have written, the problem has become so widespread that many consider it a national health crisis.Causes of burnout among clinicians include working in isolation, more performance measurement (such as

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Hospital Impact—Now’s the time to move to a decentralized care delivery model

Hospitals are in trouble. Why? Because the conventional wisdom on how to respond to the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment programs does not seem to be working. Consultants insist that consolidation of independent hospitals into regional integrated systems, employing physicians and assuming more financial risk will lead to success. But the results so far are

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2018 HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive Leader of the Year Selected

A consistent leader who prioritizes patient care with best use of IT, Colin Banas, MD, MSHA, selected as the recipient of the 2018 HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive of the Year Award CHICAGO (January 18, 2018) Colin Banas, MD, MSHA, is a board-certified internist, chief medical information officer and associate professor in internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth

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