HIMSS, CHIME seek to separate health IT, health informatics, health information management occupations
The Joint Commission has called for improvements in clinical alarm safety, but nurses can't do it on their own. They need the help of device manufacturers, hospital leaders, and quality and risk management specialists.
Resource aimed at helping docs best use health IT
by Joyce Frieden
News Editor, MedPage Today
In Massachusetts, a service used for securely sharing data between physicians and emergency departments is being called a "game changer."
A new PwC report details the driving forces behind an impending healthcare industry shift, highlighting EHR and health data collection as primary factors.
The opportunities for the mistakes, which can be deadly, are increasing as health care becomes more complex
-Doctors are most attracted to digital health because they think it’ll help them practice more efficiently and improve patient safety. Patient demand is still a low-driver, however.
-Digital tools must be integrated with the EHR, uphold privacy and security and be covered by malpractice insurance.
-Doctors are high on mobile apps extending the reach of their systems, but are looking to someone else – a practice leader – to make the jump.