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Category: Information Technology


Omnicell’s Signing of the ONC Interoperability Pledge

By Ken Perez, Vice President of Healthcare Policy, Omnicell Earlier this year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) challenged the private sector to sign the Interoperability Pledge. The commitment is threefold: to support consumer access…

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Vendor Neutral Archives Is All About Access

When examining which technologies will have the most impact in the healthcare industry in the near future it’s hard to ignore Vendor Neutral Archives. Hospitals are looking to VNAs to improve patient safety and reduce readmissions by improving communication and…

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Implementing New Technologies? Ask a Nurse!

It’s no secret that the process of implementing new technologies into a hospital is often costly and time consuming. Exacerbating this problem is the fact that many hospitals don’t spend the proper amount of time and resources on proper implementation…

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News Corner: Increasing Healthcare Security Should Take Purchasing Precedence

In an attempt to better patient care, lighten nurse workloads, and improve hospital business, many facilities are upgrading their technology. This spend for technology for most hospitals, according to a recent study by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives,…

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News Corner: IT Attention Needed to Address Top Patient Safety Concerns

While technology in the hospital is largely invisible from the patient perspective, if implemented correctly, it can make a big difference in the quality of care patients receive. To view a tangible example of the importance of this technology in…

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News Corner: Lack of Initiative Minimizes Ability to Catch Medication Errors

A significant amount of time and money is spent in hospitals each year to implement technology to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety. However, if the technology is not fully functional, facilities may not be benefiting as they had…

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Pharmacy Automation on the Rise

Reports are showing an increase in the adoption of pharmacy automation. This can be attributed to the crackdown on the increasing number of preventable medical errors, which, according to an article on WhaTech.com, pharmacists and healthcare providers are being tasked…

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Tackling Readmissions: The Role of Hospital Administrators in Reducing Readmissions

This is the fourth and final post in our series on reducing hospital readmissions. With high readmission rates causing concerns—and steep financial penalties—for hospitals all over the country, medical professionals are seeking ways to reduce and prevent the number of…

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News Corner: NQF Guidelines Support HIT Innovation and Patient Safety

Health IT continues to skyrocket, supporting hospitals and providers as they strive for increased efficiency and cost savings. However, throughout this progress, the patient cannot be forgotten. The National Quality Forum (NQF) has released their “Identification and Prioritization of Health…

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News Corner: “Innovate or Die” and Other Trends from HIMSS16

Last week was the 54th annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition. This year’s show featured over 1,300 exhibitors, 40,000 attendees and a dozen specialty areas on the show floor. As in the past, data and healthcare interoperability continued to be major…

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