Motorola Unveils Pocket-Sized Barcode Scanner for Hospitals

Motorola Unveils Pocket-Sized Barcode Scanner for Hospitals

New pocket-sized barcode scanner for hospitals helps improve patient safety and the patient experience.  Motorola Solutions, Inc. today unveiled the new disinfectant-ready Symbol CS4070-HC wireless handheld Bluetooth® scanner which provides nurses and lab technicians with the ability to scan both 1D and 2D bar codes at the patient bedside to help prevent errors in medication administration and specimen collection. The CS4070-HC bar code scanner can easily pair with in-room computers, laptops,
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eClinicalWorks CEO Girish Navani Talks the EHR’s Role in Population Health Management

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eClinicalWorks’ CEO Girish Navani discusses the success his company has had with EHR development, the role EHRs play in population health management, and how the latest data-based technologies are opening up new possibilities for providers. You don’t have to look far to find fault with EHR products these days. In fact, conduct a quick news search online and you’ll find that most of it isn’t too good. The sophisticated possibilities of EHR integration have given way to complex problems for
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If Physicians Prefer the VA’s EHR, Why Is Adoption Outside the VA So Low?

If Physicians Prefer the VA's EHR, Why Is Adoption Outside the VA So Low?

If physicians overwhelming prefer the VA's EHR, then why is adoption outside the VA so low? Dr. Edmund billings shares his insights. Let’s start simply with the results. The questions will come later. In their 2014 EHR Report—a survey of 18,575 physicians on their EHR preferences—Medscape concludes that doctors like using the VA’s Computerized Provider Record System (CPRS), the core electronic record in the broader VistA platform, more than any other solution.
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Consulting Firm Delivers 25% Savings to Hospitals via Consultant Development Program

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Last year's HIMSS Workforce Survey indicated that 31% of HCOs had to place IT initiatives on hold due to staffing shortages, while 43% cited the lack of a qualified talent pool as a challenge to appropriately meeting their staffing needs. Today, Stoltenberg Consulting announced thirteen consultants having graduated from its Consultant Development Program to date. The program, designed to provide hospitals with first-time, certified consultants, continues to deliver cost-effective results to the
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Contract vs. Full-Time Health IT Professional: Who Is The Most Satisfied?

Contract vs. Full-Time Health IT Professional: Who Is The Most Satisfied?

HIT Workforce Engagement survey reveals contract health IT consultants are more satisfied in their jobs than full-time health IT professionals.   Healthcare IT Leaders, a consulting and staff augmentation firm that connects hospitals and health systems with top healthcare IT talent, today released the results of its first HIT Workforce Engagement survey examining job satisfaction and career motivations for healthcare IT professionals. Based on responses from 446 HIT workers, the report
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First Health Information Exchange in Texas and Fourth in the Nation to Achieve Full Accreditation

Health Information Exchange in Texas

HIETexas today announced that Healthcare Access San Antonio(HASA), the Health Information Exchange organization for Bexar and 21 surrounding counties in South Central Texas, has achieved full accreditation with the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA), which operates HIETexas.
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Top 5 Most Widely Used EHRs by Physicians

Top 5 Most Widely Used EHRs by Physicians

Medscape EHR Report 2014 reveals the top 5 most widely used EHRs by physicians  Epic, Cerner, Allscripts, eClinicalWorks and NextGen have been named the most widely used EHRs by physicians, according to Medscape's EHR Report. Epic continues to dominate the EHR market for hospitals and health systems with 37% of users, nearly three times as many as Cerner with 13% of hospital users. eClinicalworks was rated first in usage (10%) and NextGen and PractieFusion tied for second place with 8% each for
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6 Big Benefits of Applying Automation to Healthcare

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James Dias, Founder & CEO at Wellbe shares six big benefits that can be realized by applying automation to healthcare for overall cost reduction and efficiency. Three out of four hospital and health systems CEOs cite overall cost reduction and efficiency as one of their top two financial priorities, HealthLeaders recently reported. With the healthcare industry continually looking to cut costs and waste and improve efficiency and throughput, automation of manual tasks can be an important
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Survey: 22% of Physicians Are Opting Out of Meaningful Use

Opting Out of Meaningful Use

22% of physicians are opting out of meaningful use, according to the 2014 Medscape EHR Report. The survey found that 16% said they will never attest to meaningful use requirements, and another 6% of participants said they are abandoning meaningful use after meeting the requirements in previous years, up 2% from 2012. Overall, 78% of participating physicians said they were attesting to meaningful use Stage 1(30%) or Stage 2 (48%) in 2014. The key findings are based on 18,575 physicians across
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Study: Physicians Are Looking to Pharma to Help Them with Patient Engagement

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With ACOs and Meaningful Use Stage 2 pushing patient engagement to the forefront, physicians are increasingly looking to pharma companies to help them with patient engagement by providing patient services, according to Decision Resources Group's new Manhattan Research study, ePharma Physician® 2014.  The study shows strong physician interest in patient engagement support and resources from pharma, along with an expectation that the industry will take a leadership role in developing tools to help
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