Decision Support

The physician's conundrum: Too much information, too little time July 25, 2013 | Denise Basow, MD - Vice President/General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, UpToDate
Clinical decision support resources have become a critical tool in managing the flood of clinical information and empowering physicians to have confidence in the decisions they make to treat patients.
How big data will enable precise treatments July 22, 2013 | Jeff Rowe - Contributing Writer
big data will enable precise treatments
As Ted Driscoll, digital health director at venture capital firm Claremont Creek Ventures, sees it, the explosion of health data is a definite boon for personalized medicine. Here are 5 ways big data is facilitating the rise of personalized medicine.
Doctors reveal financial struggles July 16, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Docs bare all hope, struggle in survey contemplating financial futures
Overall, most study respondents agreed that due to a ramping up of costs, HIT adoption and ACA proximity, financial management challenges have been exacerbated as of late. In fact, seven out of ten physicians (67 percent) picked ACA as the top perpetrator of rising healthcare costs from a lengthy lineup of money miscreants.
Real meaningful use July 15, 2013 | Rob Lamberts, MD
Rob Lamberts
My ultimate goal is to not only give medical records to the patient, but to invite the patient to help me in the never-ending task of keeping them organized and updated.
Scheduling apps amp up connectedness July 10, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
With more than 85 percent of physicians in possession of a personal or professional smartphone — according to a 2012 Manhattan Research study — the market for cellular components and nifty applicative abilities is not only thriving, but thriving with purpose.
Plan taps health IT to end medical errors July 03, 2013 | Erin McCann - Contributing Writer
ONC plan taps health it to end medical errors
With sights set on utilizing health IT to curb the alarming number of medical errors that transpire each year, ONC officials unveiled July 2 their final plan to bolster patient safety initiatives nationwide.
Analytics project takes on breast cancer June 21, 2013 | Mike Miliard - Managing Editor
UPMC analytics project takes on breast cancer
When the first phase of the multi-year, $100 million project is completed in the spring of 2014, many researchers, clinicians and administrators will have secure, real-time access to data and analytic tools that fit their particular interests and needs.
Physicians side with tablets June 13, 2013 | Mike Miliard - Managing Editor
Most physicians feel that tablet computers such as the iPad are better suited for care delivery than smartphones, according to a new survey of nearly 1,400 doctors.