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2012-03-12 14:19:29

A new study by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) researchers found significant variation in the use of head computed tomography (CT) exams among doctors within the emergency department (ED). With advanced imaging as a driver of increasing health care costs, strategies to reduce variation in head CT use and other high-cost imaging studies may reduce cost and improve quality of care. This study is part of an effort by researchers at BWH to develop strategies for achieving the appropriate...

2012-02-20 18:00:00

Aventura, a provider of context awareness software for hospitals, will debut a major new capability at HIMSS 12: the ability to auto-populate the patient´s record as physicians and nurses move from one patient´s room to another. Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 Aventura, a provider of context awareness software for hospitals, will debut a major new capability at HIMSS 12: the ability to auto-populate the patient´s record as physicians and nurses move from one...

2012-02-13 11:00:00

The HIPAA-compliant APTUS platform bridges the gap between communications and healthcare IT infrastructure to enable mobile clinical unified communications. Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 AGNITY Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare applications and services today announced the launch of its APTUS platform, a foundation solution for enabling Mobile Clinical Unified Communications (MCUC) for healthcare providers. APTUS, a communications technology solution platform for...

2012-02-07 21:07:58

Despite a national mandate to implement electronic health records and computer order entry systems (CPOE) by 2014, only approximately 30 percent of hospitals nationwide have done so and around 40 percent of hospitals in the state of Massachusetts have made this transition.  New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital examined the impact of a vendor-developed CPOE in five community hospitals in Massachusetts and found that these CPOE systems are effective at reducing drug-related...

2012-02-01 11:20:03

In an effort to reduce the inappropriate use of medical imaging and improve quality of care, a large, tertiary-care hospital has successfully implemented a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system with clinical decision support for radiology, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Significant increases in meaningful use (for electronically created studies, from 0.4 percent to 61.9 percent; for electronically signed studies, from...

2012-02-01 07:09:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Over 770,000 people are injured or die each year in hospitals from adverse drug events (ADEs).  Estimates say that 28 percent to 95 percent of ADEs can be prevented by reducing medication errors through computerized monitoring systems.  A recent study has found that commercial electronic prescribing systems (commonly known as e-prescribing, in which prescribers use a computer to order medications for their patients through a system with the help of prompts,...


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