Quality and Safety
Electronic health records that deliver suboptimal user experience are more likely to lead to alert fatigue and less likely to catch errors that could impact hospital safety, University of Utah Health research shows.
The payer says its new care management platform built on Salesforce Health Cloud helps understand members' care needs better and other tools reduce the processing time for benefits administration from 24 hours to five minutes.
The Salt Lake City health system cites "significantly higher" provider satisfaction scores as it moves to a single electronic health record. UPMC's switch to Epic for inpatient care by 2026, meanwhile, will be "transformative," says its CIO.
Better EHRs deliver better outcomes. They also protect patients and providers, fuel powerful research and much more. But health systems face many challenges managing data across care settings – one expert offers guidance.
Cybersecurity leaders from Intermountain, UCLA Medical and SoNE Health discuss the "delicate balance" of educating hospital staff – not just to avoid phishing tricks, but to gain understanding and appreciation for day-to-day cyber hygiene.
"Nurses cannot be everywhere at once," says one expert in video monitoring, who sees promise in "watching AI" helping overworked RNs track patterns in hospital patients over longer periods of time to gain insights into their health trajectory.
Ryan Sousa, vice president of data and analytics/AI at Pivot Point Consulting, discusses what the data problem heralds for the future of HIT, and talks AI and the right to health.
John Riggi, national advisor for cybersecurity and risk at the American Hospital Association, sees a fraught cyber threat landscape that's being transformed by artificial intelligence. He previews his keynote at the HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum.
IT leaders need to take a step back and ensure they are truly prepared to use large language models, says one computer scientist who offers detailed deployment advice.
Dr. John Busigin, Covenant Health's Advanced Care at Home medical director, said that 20-30% of patients who traditionally received high acuity care at hospitals could receive virtual care through the program.