Alexandra Wilson Pecci is an editor for HealthLeaders Media.
In an observational study, only 7% of incidental findings were of major clinical significance. The rest were considered medically minor or moderate.
A quarter of survey respondents who started with a departmental approach to managing telemedicine service say they are now transitioning to an enterprise approach.
The outcomes of patients who undergo non-elective surgery on weekends improve when hospitals use electronic operating room scheduling systems and bed-management systems.
A KPMG survey shows 31% of healthcare organizations currently use video-based services and 34% offer remote patient monitoring.
American Telemedicine Association survey data shows that 98% of respondents believe telehealth services create a competitive advantage.
Including unpaid caregivers also leads to shorter rehospitalizations and lower costs of post-discharge care, researchers say.
A virtual glucose management service combines glucose readings and clinical notes into a diabetic patient's EHR/EMR, with recommendations for customizing ideal insulin levels.
The toolkit aims to prevent patient misidentification through the use of health information technology.
An OpenNotes study found that letting patients type pre-visit agendas into the electronic health records system before seeing the physician made appointments more efficient and improved communication.
Decision support systems integrated with EHR/EMRs have been shown to decrease venous thromboembolism events postoperatively compared with routine care.