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IBM unveils strategy in electronic health records
I.B.M. has been quietly saying for months that it planned to enter the market for electronic health records, a business...
Magazine: A Data Gold Mine
Tech-savvy hospitals are using EMR data to conduct clinical research, improve quality, and inform business decisions.
Web Exclusive: New AHRQ Software Made Available to Build Hospital Quality Website
After more than two years of development, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released its MONAHRQ (My...
Web Exclusive: Can EMRs Lead to a Failure to Communicate?
The application of EMRs for inpatient and outpatient use holds a lot of promise. But could surrounding oneself with...
Web Exclusive: Not Enough Time on My Hands for an Online PHR
Online health records have the potential to engage, empower, and educate patients in a number of ways. That's how it...
A doctor's problem with electronic records
Paper medical records can easily go missing, contain bad or missing information, and undermine patient care, says...
Web Exclusive: Current EMRs May Be More Helpful With Billing Than Care Coordination
A gap appears to exist between policymakers' expectations of commercial electronic medical records in supporting care...
Little benefit seen, so far, in electronic patient records
A new study comparing 3,000 hospitals at various stages in the adoption of computerized health records has found little...
Web Exclusive: Hospitals with Many Poor Patients are Slower to Adopt EHRs
A new report indicates that as of 2008, hospitals that treat the largest share of poor patients are less likely to have...
Eliminating Workarounds Prevents Medication Errors
In an effort to eliminate medication errors, Central Vermont Medical Center has reexamined its process of charting...

Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
The physician-hospital relationship has always been important but with reform, fortifying these partnerships is now an...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment
Physician turnover can cause millions to walk out your front door. Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
Handbook: Peer Review and Quality Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Department Chair Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Medical Executive Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Book: The Medical Executive Committee Manual
Give physician leaders the knowledge and tools to confidently and effectively carry out their MEC responsibilities and...