When you are in the emergency department with your patient, you don’t have much time to look through all of your old textbooks or browse the web for answers. You need the information now, so it’s no surprise that more and more physicians are turning to electronic clinical decision support (CDS) applications to get instant [...]
Although Electronic Health Records (EHR) allow clinicians to get quicker access to the information they need while meeting their meaningful use objectives, patients are also seeing the benefits of EHR implementation.
EHR technology is especially important for improving health literacy among patients, as poor health literacy continues to remain a problem for the [...]
As we all know, the emergency department (ED) is filled with high-acuity patients and surging patient volumes. This makes the ED a care setting with high variability and potential for medical error.
Clinical decision support (CDS) tools are critical adjuncts to reducing medical errors. An electronic health record (EHR) with embedded or add-on CDS can [...]
Google could soon have a place in the healthcare industry with its latest, and arguably most innovative, product yet.
This latest product, the Google Glass, is a revolutionary device that will allow users to send messages, translate their voice, take a picture or recording, share what they see, get directions and more – all [...]
One-fifth (20 percent) of all visits made to the ED during the year 2010 were children younger than 18 years, an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) study finds.
The study, which was published in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief in June, found that the most common [...]
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