Accenture, Surescripts Join HL7's Argonaut Project
Shara Yurkiewicz MD, Staff Writer, MedPage Today , April 10, 2015
In an interview with MedPage Today, Robert Wachter, MD, associate chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, reflects on the nimbleness of companies in Silicon Valley and the sense of disappointment with the state of technology in healthcare.
Report criticizes vendors for making it costly to share patient information
Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media , April 8, 2015
Evidence that health information exchanges are contributing to improved quality of care, healthcare efficiencies, and lower costs remains remote, researchers say.
This is the second year the not-for-profit patient-safety organization has issued the list to help U.S. hospitals focus attention on highly reported safety issues. “These are things we think warrant people's attention,” says Bill Marella, executive director of operations and analytics for ECRI. Since 2009 the group's patient-safety organization has collected more than 500,000 adverse-event reports from more than 1,000 hospitals. “It's time to take stock and look at whether good systems are in place to prevent these kinds of problems.”
Experts Suggest Methods to Bolster Patient Trust
1. HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, South Building, Hall A, Booth 4891
- Electronic information;
- Prevention and education; and