Tag Archives: EMRs

Post-Surgery Complications Predict Readmissions By As Much as 73 Percent

Complications following surgery are a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following their procedure, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. Using an online tool may allow healthcare … finish reading Post-Surgery Complications Predict Readmissions By As Much as 73 Percent

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6 Ways to Groom Embedded Case Managers for Advanced Primary Care

Embedded case managers are carefully being groomed as ambassadors for the evolving patient-centered healthcare landscape. And while challenges to employing them persist, including staff buy-in and communication, reimbursement is less of an obstacle today than in the past due to … finish reading 6 Ways to Groom Embedded Case Managers for Advanced Primary Care

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Patient Portal Use Improved Medication Adherence, Health Outcomes

Diabetics who used an online patient portal to refill medications increased their medication adherence and improved their cholesterol levels, according to a new study in the journal Medical Care. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded researchers from Kaiser Permanente … finish reading Patient Portal Use Improved Medication Adherence, Health Outcomes

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Clinical Analytics Deliver Patient, Population Health Insights

Advanced clinical analytics technologies from Optum are supporting population health management and accountable care strategies at Mercy and HealthEast Care System, according to the United Health Group. Mercy, the nation’s sixth-largest Catholic healthcare system, and HealthEast, the largest locally owned … finish reading Clinical Analytics Deliver Patient, Population Health Insights

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Shared Decision-Making Between Patients and Doctors Will Require Investment by Health Systems

Patients and doctors should decide together what medical decisions are right for each patient, according to a RAND Corporation study published in the journal Health Affairs. In order to make medical care more patient-centered, Medicare is encouraging healthcare providers to … finish reading Shared Decision-Making Between Patients and Doctors Will Require Investment by Health Systems

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3 Changes in Healthcare That Could Fulfill Promise of HIT

The increased use of EMRs and related tools have failed to fulfill the financial promise of HIT, according to a new RAND Corporation analysis. The reasons for the lack of promise are that systems deployed are neither interconnected nor easy … finish reading 3 Changes in Healthcare That Could Fulfill Promise of HIT

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Oncology-Specific EMRs Improve Patient Care and Safety

Using oncology-specific EMRs to chart evidence-based treatment plans has improved patient care and quality, according to a clincians at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The EMRs, Epic’s Beacon module system, designed specifically for cancer treatment, enable drugs to be prescribed and … finish reading Oncology-Specific EMRs Improve Patient Care and Safety

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