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Solo Doctor Forfeits Medical License Over Paper Records

October 16, 2017 - Following an investigation into her into her patient health record keeping, prescribing, and clinical decision making, a physician in the New Hampshire town of New London is no longer licensed to practice medicine. The New Hampshire Board of Medicine announced in September that 85 year-old physician Anna M. Konopka, MD, would be required to stop seeing patients as of October 13. Konopka told...


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Mayo Clinic Adds Clinical Decision Support Tools to Labs

by Kate Monica

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...

How Efficient EHR Use Can Improve Chronic Disease Management

by Kate Monica

Effective EHR use can improve care coordination, streamline daily clinical processes, and save hospitals money. However, EHR systems continue to receive blame for contributing to rising rates of physician burnout, a deteriorating patient-provider...

Key Takeaways of Clinical Decision Support System Feedback

by Kate Monica

The Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition released a summary of submitted stakeholder feedback surrounding its voluntary guidelines for software developers designing CDS systems following a public comment period earlier this summer.  ...

Clinical Decision Support Central to Advancing Cancer Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Innovations in cancer research and treatment guidelines make clinical decision support (CDS) tools a critical resource for providers. Writing in Oncology Times, Lalan Wilfong, MD, of Texas Oncology identified CDS tools as one of five health IT...

Clinical Decision Support Guidelines Open for Public Comment

by Kate Monica

The Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition recently requested public comment on its voluntary guidelines for software developers designing clinical decision support (CDS) systems. The CDS Coalition — including software developers, hospitals,...

Ambulatory EHR Market to Become $5.2B Industry by 2021

by Kate Monica

New market research projects the ambulatory EHR market to reach $5.2 billion by 2012, a 5.8-percent growth rate. The report details the major sources of growth in the market as well as limitations most likely to keep the industry from further...

VA Invests in Clinical Decision Support Tool Standardization

by Kate Monica

In an effort to promote interoperability, efficiency, and safety of patient care, VA has chosen two vendors to improve and standardize its clinical decision support: Cognitive Medical Systems and Motive Medical Intelligence. The two vendors will...

NextGen Healthcare, Allscripts Expand Health IT Capabilities

by Kate Monica

NextGen Healthcare has signed a deal to acquire Entrada for more than $30 million, the EHR company announced earlier this week. According to the announcement, Entrada made a net gain of nearly 10 million in revenue in the 2016 calendar year. ...

Top Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) Companies by Ambulatory, Inpatient Settings

by Kate Monica

In an age of overwhelming data access and rapid technological development, ensuring clinicians have the clinical decision support tools to sift through a sea of information to find what is most relevant to their patient’s needs is vital...

EHR Data Management Tops ECRI List of Patient Safety Threats

by Kate Monica

ECRI Institute recently published their 2017 Top 10 Patient Concerns for Healthcare Organizations using findings acquired through the institute’s Patient Safety Organization (PSO) event data, input from healthcare provider organizations,...

Clinical Decision Support Tools Reduce Re-hospitalizations

by Kate Monica

The benefits of clinical decision support use go beyond the initial point of care, according to new research published in PLOS One. Elliott et al. conducted a study to find if clinical support decision tools have the capabilities to reduce re-hospitalizations...

EHR Data Helpful in Identifying Positive Drug Combinations

by Sara Heath

EHR data, alongside other sources of clinical information, can be effective in determining different drug interactions that can help improve lifespan in breast cancer patients, according to a recent study from Stanford Medicine. The study, published...

Clinical Decision Support Tools May Improve Kidney Treatment

by Sara Heath

EHR clinical decision support tools might show promise in improving testing and maintenance for chronic kidney disease, according to research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. According to a research team led...

Why EHR Clinical Decision Support Tools Need More Research

by Sara Heath

Real-time, patient-specific clinical decision support tools should be integrated into physician workflow, especially given the near-ubiquitous adoption of EHRs. Despite this, physicians seen many barriers to integrating CDS tools into their EHRs,...

Clinical Decision Support Decreases Sepsis Mortality in AL

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A pair of clinical informaticist consultants found clinical decision support (CDS) systems to have a positive impact on identifying instances of sepsis and reducing sepsis mortality at an Alabama hospital. According to the research published...

$1.9M AHRQ Grant to Develop Clinical Decision Support Network

by Jacqueline Belliveau

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 more accessible...

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