Alexandra Wilson Pecci is an editor for HealthLeaders Media.
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act would require electronic prescriptions for controlled substances under Medicare.
Simple conversations between healthcare providers and their low-income patients can improve adherence to blood pressure medications.
Combining data from the hospital's existing SaaS scheduling application with predictive analytics is helping schedulers identify and stop nurse leakage.
The pledge to reduce opioid prescriptions by 40% by the end of 2018 makes Intermountain the first health system in the United States to formally announce such a significant and specific reduction as a target.
The 2017 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey indicates healthcare organizations are preparing for cyberattacks and data breaches to a greater degree than anticipated.
A tool developed by Northwell Health helps to identify patients who might benefit from being enrolled in a transitional care program upon discharge.
Although their initial FDA approval might have been based on high-quality studies, less than half of studies to support changes to those devices were randomized, blinded, or controlled.
The poll of more than more than 1,000 physicians and nurses showed that 54% of physicians said patient empowerment was helpful.
Clinical informaticists have a deeper understanding of the opportunities and the limitations of information science, says Stanford Children's Health's chief medical information officer.
Researchers writing in a JAMA Viewpoint article argue that 'developing clear policies that facilitate the positive use of digital recordings would be a step forward.'