Hospitals take paperless plunge
- AHA Data Spotlights HIT Progress. // For the Record (Great Valley Publishing Company, Inc.);Oct2014, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p30
The article reports that more advanced use of health information technology (HIT) is still a challenge though most hospitals use a basic electronic health record (EHR) system based on the 2013 Annual Survey IT Supplement of the American Hospital Association.
- For Hospitals and Meaningful Use, Context is Everything. WEINSTOCK, MATTHEW // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Aug2010, Vol. 84 Issue 8, p20
The article focuses on the U.S. rules for meaningful use of health information technology, a Medicare and Medicaid incentive payment program available to facilities that meet federal requirements. The rule aims to reward the meaningful use of electronic records and improve the quality and safety...
- Getting a public hospital back on track. Landen, Rachel // Modern Healthcare;2/10/2014, p0023
The article features Delvecchio Finley, chief executive officer (CEO) of Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center in Torrance, who is a recipient of the 2014 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Young Healthcare Executive of the Year award.
- Why the Idea of a Patient Portal Sells Itself. PERNA, GABRIEL // Healthcare Informatics;Sep2013, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p36
An interview with Richard Ong, chief information officer (CIO) of Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, Pennsylvania, on patient portal is presented. When asked to explain what patient portal has been able to do for Saint Vincent, Ong says it has helped patients share their stories and health...
- Jt. Comm. Proposes 90% flu shot goal. // Hospital Employee Health;Jun2011, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p67
The article discusses the Joint Commission's (TJC's) proposed changes in the infection control standard for hospitals which would set a goal of improving influenza vaccination rates to 90-percent, as outlined in the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) action plan for 2020. The impact of these...
- Re-assessment of selected Baby-Friendly maternity facilities in Accra, Ghana. Aryeetey, Richmond Nii Okai; Antwi, Comfort Liousa // International Breastfeeding Journal;2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p15
Background: The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) has been implemented in Ghana since 1995. At the end of 2011, about 325 maternity facilities in Ghana had been designated Baby Friendly. However, none had been re-assessed for adherence to the Ten Steps to successful breastfeeding (Ten...
- Supply Chain sees HITECH in HIPAA as business associates redefined. Johnson, Gary // Healthcare Purchasing News;Oct2013, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p76
The article discusses how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS') Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus rule under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 impacts the health care supply chain. Topics...
- Hunt warns that more hospitals will go into special measures. // Nursing Standard;2/12/2014, Vol. 28 Issue 24, p8
More trusts are likely be placed in special measures under the new-style inspections introduced by the chief inspector of hospitals, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned.
- BA 'must haves' for privacy, security. // Healthcare Risk Management;Feb2012 Supplement, p3
The article discusses factors which hospitals should keep in mind when auditing or monitoring a business associate's (BA's) data security program, including policies related to handling patient health information (PHI), results of periodic risk assessments, and employee information documentation.