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Smart Phones: The New Clinical Interface

At a 2009 Texas Regional HIMSS event in a room filled with CIOs and IT Directors, a speaker boldly predicted that smartphones would become a clinical tool and that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) would be commonplace. The response from the audience was basically – not in my organization, no way! Times have certainly changed. Read more

mHealth masters: Why BYOD is a risky strategy

Steve Shirley, CIO and vice president of IT at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., has more than 35 years of experience in the information technology field. In this role, he leads a team of 52. Read more

Easing Cognitive Workload for Clinicians

Nurses accomplish more than 100 patient care and related activities per eight-hour shift,1 which creates a significant cognitive workload. Read more

Apps for Electronic Health Records a New Frontier for Developers, VCs

When the U.S. government told health-care providers to move their patient health records from paper files into a digital format, companies including Cerner Corp., Epic System Corp.and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. saw a major uptick in business for their electronic health record services. Read more
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Cognitive Nursing Workload and Leveraging Technology

Nurses’ cognitive workload is a point of concern for nurse informaticist Cheryl Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS. Nursing Show host Jamie… Read more

Bridging EHRs, Clinicians and Patients

Healthcare's fixation on electronic health records (EHRs) and Meaningful Use has resulted in the creation of large, expensive data repositories for hospitals. Although organizations' billing accuracy has improved, EHRs have greatly increased hospitals' costs without delivering the expected care-quality return-on-investment (ROI). Read more

EHRs: Utility vs. futility

When President George W. Bush proposed a plan for most Americans to have access to electronic health records (EHRs) by 2015, he was attempting to initiate his own brand of healthcare industry reform, a policy measure of his immediate predecessor Bill Clinton. Read more

Liberate and Activate EHR Data with Mobile Tools for Clinicians and Patients

In the post-EHR era we are entering, healthcare organizations must take advantage of mobile trends among clinicians and patients. Read more

Ruggedized iPhone bolsters care coordination

Communication. It’s hard. That holds as true for doctors, nurses and patients in healthcare settings as anywhere else. Among the innovators working to modernize how care teams collaborate in and out of the hospital, PatientSafe solutions will be showing updates to its PatientTouch Clinical Communications software stack at HIMSS15 in Chicago. Read more

Prepare for Post-EHR Era with Actionable Data Delivered in Clinical Context

The billions of dollars spent over the last four years on electronic health records (EHRs) have helped many healthcare organizations achieve Meaningful Use, but many would argue they have not improved operational efficiency, clinical quality or safety to the levels leaders expected. Read more

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