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Decision support offers the opportunity to provide smarter intelligence for our clinicians at the point of order entry. The Choosing Wisely initiative is guiding our efforts to more effectively order appropriate medications and studies.

Walgreens, CVS and more national chains traditionally considered drugstores are expanding their services into clinical care. 

Research and pilot projects are producing the latest in population health tools.

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center Joins the RTLS Parade.

The rush to implement EHRs and other IT tools is having a negative impact on patient safety. The federal health IT safety plan, partnerships and other initiatives are working to put the focus back on the patient.

The Institute of Medicine’s 2011 report, Patient Safety and Health IT: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, expressed dismay that patient safety hadn’t improved very much since its landmark 1999 study, To Err is Human.

Federal mandates, mobile health, patient engagement, privacy and security were top issues.

With so much spent on chronic disease, programs are working to increase patient engagement in an effort to drive down costs. 

A look at impressive results these communities achieved through notification systems, care coordination and analytics. 

Wow. HIMSS14 was the largest annual conference to date. 

It’s all about aligning “the right information with the right people at the right time,” said HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith in her closing message to attendees of the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Baptist Health offers advice to get ready for the Oct. 1 implementation date.