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The Order Set Conundrum: Surveying a Solution

Whether you know it or not, you probably have an efficiency problem with your order sets. From best practices to current state of treatment, order sets are in a market that is transitioning away from regulatory-driven acquisition into maintenance. While Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), required as part of the Health IT adoption program, did…

SGR Repeal Changes the Nature of Care and Compensation

The challenge of running a successful healthcare organization, whether it’s a private practice or a thousand-bed hospital, is made even more difficult when the facility’s revenues are in constant danger of being cut. Such has been the case with Medicare payments for more than a decade under the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). Since 2003, Congress…

Getting Governance Right with Bidirectional EHR Integration

Health information technology in America has undergone a sea change since implementation of the HITECH and Affordable Care Acts, and the order sets management market has been no exception. Hospitals have new considerations when it comes to order sets and quality-based reimbursement, and ongoing order set governance has unseated clinical content development as the top…

Zika Virus Order Sets Available: Fighting Contagion with Content

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made it official – Zika virus infection in pregnant woman causes microcephaly in infants and other severe fetal abnormalities. This marks the first time that health officials have definitively linked a mosquito-borne virus with congenital brain defects. While the CDC report focused only on links between…