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Mayo Clinic Adds Clinical Decision Support Tools to Labs

September 20, 2017 - Mayo Clinic recently partnered with the National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to develop a clinical decision support (CDS) tool comprising recommendations for lab test ordering. The tool will be available to healthcare providers through their EHR systems. The CDS tool — CareSelect Lab — collects clinical knowledge about a comprehensive selection of conditions and offers...


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AHRQ, PCORI to Fund Learning Health System Research, Training

by Kate Monica

The Agency of Research and Quality (AHRQ) is teaming up with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to award grants of up to $8 million to nearly a dozen career development programs in an effort to promote a sustainable...

$1.9M AHRQ Grant to Develop Clinical Decision Support Network

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded Research Triangle Institute with a $1.9 million grant to develop a clinical decision support learning network that helps patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) become...

How Interoperability, Care Coordination Work to Improve ACOs

by Sara Heath

Interoperability has come to the forefront of health IT conversation, particularly as the industry emphasizes patient-centered outcomes, team-based care, and care coordination. All of these concepts have become a cornerstone of the...

3 Best Practices For Effective EHR Replacement, Adoption

by Sara Heath

The health IT industry is changing, and an upsurge in EHR replacement makes that change clear. From ever-changing meaningful use requirements to varying practice needs, healthcare organizations find that their original EHR acquisition may...

How EHR Implementation Challenges Pay Off in the Long Run

by Sara Heath

Successful EHR implementation is hard work, but the payoff is eventually worth it, according to the CEO of Avera McKennan Hosital & University Health Center. Avera McKennan was recently recognized with the HIMSS Stage 7 recognition,...

Benefits of Patient-Generated Health Data to EHR Use

by Sara Heath

Between completing EHR information and empowering the patient as a part of the care team, patient-generated health data has the potential to be an integral part of enhancing the overall care for an individual. The healthcare industry is...

How to Make the EHR Replacement Project a Successful One

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The EHR selection is a daunting challenge, but it pales in comparison to EHR replacement technology because of what is an stake which in many cases entails repairing an expensive error the first go-around. Replacing EHR technology is a...

Effective Patient Engagement Strategies Using Health IT

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is increasing in importance in the healthcare industry, with several initiatives requiring patient access to health information and other patient engagement functionalities such meaningful use and accountable care...

How Improving Physician EHR Use Can Benefit the Diagnoses

by Sara Heath

Although physician EHR use has many benefits, including increased care coordination and patient engagement, issues with interoperability and health information exchange sometimes hinder the diagnosis process. Such was the case with the...

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