Last week, the Joint Commission ended its ban on text messaging for healthcare providers, stating that practitioners may text orders as long as a secure text messaging platform is used. The ban prohibiting sending orders for care, treatment, and services via text messaging was initially...
Better than a game of "telephone": Joint Commission allows secure text messaging for healthcare providersMay 4, 2016
May 2, 2016
Q&A with Michele Higgins, PharmD, MBA
Michele Higgins, PharmD, MBA, is the pharmacy informatics coordinator for Nebraska Methodist Health System in Omaha, Nebraska. Higgins’ experience, spanning over 20 years, includes implementing systems for automated dispensing cabinets, carousels...
John HallockApril 26, 2016
During HIMSS 2016, I had the opportunity to talk to one of the true leaders in healthcare technology, Craig Richardville, Carolinas HealthCare Systems’ Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer who was recently named CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS.
April 19, 2016
April 6, 2016
Even hospitals that follow strict rules and protocols run the risk of patient identification errors, the Healthcare Financial Management Association found in a recent report.
Lisa deBettencourtMarch 21, 2016
Last week, I brought my 9-year-old son to the pediatrician for his annual physical. I could tell you what the experience was like but I know that, if you have kids or if you have a primary care physician, you already know how it went....
Dr. Sean KellyMarch 17, 2016
Yesterday, in an article on the release of new CDC guidelines for prescribing painkillers, which recommend that doctors first try ibuprofen and aspirin to treat pain, then prescribe only a three-day course of the highly addictive opioids, New York Times reporter Sabrina Tavernise wrote, “the...
March 16, 2016
In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, we at Imprivata wanted to share a few tips on how positive patient identification can help keep patients safe.
March 15, 2016
This year at HIMSS16, we hosted a cybersecurity panel discussion in the Imprivata theater on "Protecting health information: thinking beyond cybersecurity." Moderated by Anthony Guerra, editor-in-chief of healthsystemsCIO.com, the panel included health IT and security experts:
March 1, 2016
This week, at the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition (February 29-March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas), Todd Smith, CMIO for HealthEast Care System, and Lou Gallagher, System Director of Engineering and...