Information Technology

Here’s How One West Virginia Healthcare System Centralized the IT Department

December 23, 2015
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Christopher C. Colenda, MD, MPH, president and chief executive officer of West Virginia United Health System in Fairmont, W.V., details the initiatives that centralized the organization’s IT department and systemized its capital investments.        

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Here’s How One Hospital Made Documentation Easier for Its Physicians

December 18, 2015
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Kshitij Saxena, MD, MHSA, chief medical information officer at Health Quest in LaGrangeville, N.Y., recounts the implementation of the Dynamic Documentation™ platform and how, when combined with the Nuance Dragon voice recognition system, it has optimized physician documentation across three Health Quest facilities.  

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Minnesota Children’s Healthcare System Pioneers New Barcoding Methods

October 22, 2015
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In this edition of the Healthcare Executive Talks podcast series, Bobbie Carroll, RN, MHA, senior director of patient safety and clinical informatics, discusses how Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota reduced its adverse drug events through the barcoding of medication administration in an unprecedented and pioneering way.

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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Focused on Integrating Care through Technology

August 10, 2015
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Jack Weiner, PharmD, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Healthcare technology is advancing at a breathtaking pace, and while it provides an unprecedented level of data and insight, pulling all of the available information together in a way that informs total care of the patient is challenging to achieve. One hospital […]

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Heritage Health Predictive Modeling Challenge Creates Community of Problem Solvers

July 21, 2015
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Dr. Richard Merkin, founder and chief executive officer of Heritage Provider Network in Marina del Rey, Calif., recounts the two-year, $3-million Heritage Health Prize Challenge in predictive modeling that was awarded to anyone who could develop an algorithm capable of predicting how many days a patient would spend in a hospital over the course of […]

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Ziering Medical Grows Reputation in Hair Restoration with Technology and Innovation

July 7, 2015
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Dr. Craig Ziering, Founder and Medical Director, Ziering Medical Previously regarded as an industry filled with gimmicks and overly priced potions that rarely delivered, hair restoration procedures have made huge advances in science and technology to become reputable, trusted options that offer quality results. Ziering Medical, based in Beverly Hills, Calif., but with offices throughout […]

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Adeptia’s Solutions are Transforming Healthcare IT

May 27, 2015
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Deepak Singh, president and chief technology officer (left), and Raman Singh, director of sales engineering (right), for Chicago-based Adeptia, offer several examples of how healthcare organizations around the country have improved their IT infrastructures by using the company’s solutions.

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Wyoming Medical Neighborhoods Bring Population Health to Rural Regions

March 23, 2015
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Dr. Phyllis Sherard, chief strategy officer and vice president of population health at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo.; Greg Ohbar, interim director for business development and analysis; and Dr. Judith Ohla, analytics director for Cheyenne’s population health division, explore the Wyoming Medical Neighborhoods Initiative, a three-year, $14.2-million grant dedicated to bringing population health […]

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Sensiotec’s Virtual Medical Assistant Advances Data Collection

March 16, 2015
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Robert Arkin, founder and chief executive officer of Sensiotec in Atlanta, Ga., explains how his company’s virtual medical assistant will change and advance the way healthcare providers collect data.  

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CHLA Completes Conversion of ED from Paper to Electronic

March 12, 2015
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Dr. Sajjad Yacoob, chief medical information officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif., reviews the initiative that enabled CHLA to complete the conversion of its emergency department from paper to fully electronic.  

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