Ensuring that patients receive the best possible care often means looking beyond their initial presentation, says Dr. Marc Harrison, who talks about how caregivers are doing that at Intermountain Healthcare.
It isn’t a single “silver bullet” that’s going to help reduce the number of opioid-related deaths, but rather, a combination of IT tools that can identify prescribing patterns and education on alternative therapies, says Geisinger CIO John Kravitz.
Time and time again, data have shown that incorporating clinical decision support into EHRs can improve outcomes. So why is it still a decision for many organizations? Mike Davis examines this complex issue.
Whether the focus is on cybersecurity, the opioid epidemic, or easing the burden on clinicians, CHIME’s policy team always has one goal in mind: how to push forward policies that leverage technology to improve care, says Mari Savickis.
Are vendors and providers on the same page when it comes to their top priorities? In some areas, yes, but in others, the gulf is widening, says Lorren Pettit, who breaks down the results of the HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey.