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Hindrance or help? EHRs can be a bit of both

Electronic health records (EHRs) are implemented in hospitals to make working with patient data easier and safer. But not all hospitals see the advantages of entering the technological age.

NEJM looks at sharing research without creating 'data dumpsters'

Data sharing can make research available to all corners of the world. But if the amount of information remains unorganized, it can pile up into a “data dumpster."

How predictive analytics can help clinical care

Health systems need to start using analytics to reduce spending and improve routine care for patients, according to an article in the Harvard Business Review.

Repository covers more than 90% of U.S. healthcare data

Decision Resources Group (DRG) has launched a Real World Evidence repository of claims and EHR data that provides insight to over 90 percent of the U.S. healthcare system. 

Study: CDS problems widespread and underreported

There are widespread problems tied to clinical decision support systems in U.S. hospitals, which could be having a negative effect on patient safety.

DOD awards Philips a one-year contract for patient monitoring systems and other work

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded Philips Medical Systems $77,172,660 for a one-year contract that covers patient monitoring systems, subsystems, accessories, consumables, spare/repair parts and training.

Time and money: Quality reporting comes with a big price tag for physicians

Results from a national survey of U.S. healthcare practices show that physicians and their staff spend more than $15.4 billion annually—and nearly 800 hours per doctor—on external reporting of quality measures.

First set of clinical quality measures from CMS, AHIP aim to standardize, simplify

With an eye toward standardization, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) have released seven sets of clinical quality measures.

HIMSS reports on 2016’s ‘growth technologies’

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics has published a report on some of the technologies shaping hospitals’ purchase plans in 2016.

Henry Ford Health System to use Philips’ CareSage predictive analytics engine

Henry Ford Health System in Detroit recently signed an agreement with Philips to purchase the company’s CareSage predictive analytics engine.