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April 20, 2017  9:29 AM

In Pennsylvania, medication mistakes attributed to health IT

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CPOE, e-prescriptions, EHR, prescriptions

In Pennsylvania, health IT contributed to 889 medication mistakes in hospitals over a six month period from January 1, 2016, to June 30, 2016. During this time period the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority found that the majority of these medication mistakes were

February 2, 2017  12:17 PM

Vendor calls for reversal of Joint Commission CPOE texting ban

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, CPOE, Joint Commission

Cries of protest arose when the Joint Commission prohibited secure texting of computerized physician order entries, but now the level of disenchantment among some in the...

April 12, 2016  2:10 PM

CPOE systems not stopping all hazardous medication orders

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CPOE, transcription

Computerized physician order entry systems might help cut down on medical transcription mistakes, but when it comes to flagging drugs that could be potentially harmful to the patient, the systems often makes mistakes, analysis of a survey found. The analysis was done by Castlight Health on the...

October 14, 2014  2:38 PM

Optional 2014 EHR certification criteria up for review

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
2014 EHR Certification, CPOE, EHR certification, EHR standards, ONC

Alterations to the draft version of ONC's 2014 Edition Release 2 EHR Certification Criteria is now open to a public comment period, during which users can offer reviews and feedback on

June 5, 2012  11:46 AM

More health IT initiatives spur change management problems

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Clinical Documentation, Coding and documentation, CPOE, health IT innovation, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, patient engagement

Arnold Bennett, a prominent English novelist and journalist, once said: "Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." Bennett could have been talking about anything, really, but relating it to health care is not so farfetched. A May 2012 study by...

July 26, 2011  11:35 AM

Making CPOE systems palatable to physicians

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CPOE, Meaningful use, physician productivity

Computerized physician order entry isn't exactly New Coke or the Edsel, but CPOE adoption remains low, with fewer than one in six U.S. hospital...

February 24, 2011  1:45 PM

HIMSS survey: Give it up for the CNIO

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CNIO, CPOE, EHR, EMR, HIMSS, HIMSS 2011, HIMSS11, Meaningful use, nurse, salary survey

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The chief nursing information officer (CNIO) position is often overlooked among health IT leaders. But just try to implement a new tech initiative in your hospital without a nurse informaticist to help determine the best devices and software to fit your workflow, and to evangelize...

July 21, 2010  10:55 AM

CIOs: Meaningful use final rule will qualify more for incentives

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ARRA, CHIME, CMS, Compliance, CPOE, EHR, electronic health records, EMR, health care, Healthcare, hhs, hitech, incentives, Meaningful use, meaningful use final rule, medicaid, medicare

Like all stakeholders in the health care world who are rolling out or upgrading electronic health record (EHR) systems, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is still parsing the 1,100 pages of

June 22, 2010  10:15 AM

Doctors, consumers paint a bleak EHR adoption picture

JeanD Profile: JeanD
CPOE, EHRs, electronic health records, Meaningful use

Most people want their providers to have access to health information in electronic health records (EHR) but few patients are tapping those electronic resources themselves, according to a new online poll released June 17 by...

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