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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...

March 17, 2015  2:11 PM

Nurses would trade time spent on medical devices for patient care

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
device interoperability, Interoperability, medical devices, nurses, transcription

Nurses would spend more time at patients' bedsides if they could cut down on how often they have to operate medical devices. That sentiment was shared by 91% of 526 nurses that took part in a survey commissioned by Gary and Mary West Health Institute and conducted online by Harris Poll. More than...

January 11, 2013  11:25 AM

KLAS: Outsourcing coding, transcription helps ICD-10 implementation – to a point

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
CAC, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, KLAS, transcription

In a report released earlier this week, research firm KLAS examines the connect – or disconnect – between provider health information management (HIM) departments and third-party billing and coding vendor performance. Ultimately, it concludes HIM departments are gearing up to invest in...

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