Tag: "workflow" at medical news

May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ation technologies without sufficient attention to workflow redesign, which can create new quality problems and adversely affect patient health. They assert that national policy makers and primary care practice owners should focus on maintaining and improving quality in primary care settings during and after...

Resident work hour restrictions may be costly for teaching hospitals

...preference; volume and anticipated service growth; workflow efficiency savings; option to eliminate moonlighters; and option to use adjusted staffing ratios to project staffing needs," the authors write. The model was used to estimate the financial impact of four hypothetical scenarios on a surgical departme...

Physicians slow to integrate information technology into patient practice

...installing new systems but also re-engineering the workflow and reimbursement structures to accommodate the latest ways of communicating. At its best, health information technology can improve communication with patients and among physicians, reduce medication errors, and support more cost-effective and evid...

Technology to improve care at the bedside and beyond

... local adaptation to incorporate technology in the workflow and processes of care. Many of the strategies and priorities to which Dr. Doebbeling refers are under development. The VA medical system already has an electronic health record used in all its facilities, electronic prescribing and is increasingly u...

Three Pitt 'teacher-scholars' honored by NSF with CAREER awards

...onments have the potential to efficiently automate workflow processes and to facilitate unprecedented levels of information sharing and resource utilization. Joshi will develop a framework to allow dynamic systems to interact with each other securely and to ensure the privacy of data. The results of this rese...

The Molecular Profiling Institute, Inc. and IBM advance technology

...including data repositories, knowledge management, workflow management and user interfaces. "The industry is aware of the benefits of incorporating informatics capabilities into clinical medicine," said Carol Kovak, Senior VP for IBM Life Sciences. "We are very pleased to have the Molecular Profiling In...

Public forum on breast cancer issues 'call to action'

... this technology shows promise in improvingpatient workflow and access by removing the requirement for the medical professional to be co-located with the patient. This is accomplished through a built in remote scancomponent, allowing authorized medical personnel to screen patients from any location via a secu...

Digital mammography does not improve breast cancer detection rates, study finds

...out films to process, handle, and store, radiology workflow becomes more efficient, says Maliff. "Many health care professionals predict that screen-film mammography will eventually be replaced by full-field digital mammography once it is proven that the image quality and diagnostic accuracy of both technolo...

New technology can boost bottom lines for US hospitals

...ediately by software that is incorporated into the workflow practices of physicians. Compliance+ TM immediately transmits the physician information throughout the hospital system to those individuals who benefit from real-time review, such as the nursing, pharmacy and billing staff. Building Revenues Throu...

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