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Controlling Test Utilization By Physician Use of CPOE

CEO SUMMARY: Systems for computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support can contribute to better utilization of laboratory tests while achieving improvements in patient outcomes. At Decatur Memorial Hospital, use of CPOE helped physicians slash the volume of blood products used by one-third, even as the risk of adverse patient events declined by

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E-Prescribing Functions that Labs Can Offer Office-Based Physicians

IN RESPONSE TO MEDICARE AND PRIVATE PAYER efforts to increase physicians’ use of e-prescribing, 4Medica, Inc., of Culver City, California, was one of the first laboratory informatics vendors to add an effective e-prescribing capability to its lab test order and results reporting system.

“As physicians adopt e-prescribing, it is a timely opportunity that laboratories can leverage

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Massachusetts CPOE, MountainStar, PAML, HCA, Ogden Regional Medical Center, HIPAA 5010, LabCorp, Mubadala Health, KLAS

EARLIER THIS YEAR, Massachusetts passed a law that requires all hospitals in the state to implement CPOE (computerized physician order entry) by 2012. The same law requires all hospitals in the state to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) systems by 2015.

There are 73 acute care hospitals in

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Key Trends Drive Change for Clinical Laboratories

CEO SUMMARY: Technology plays an ever-growing role in reshaping the organization and operation of clinical laboratories. New technologies figure prominently in THE DARK REPORT’S 2007 list of key trends in the clinical laboratory industry. Technological advances in instrument systems, informatics, and molecular diagnostics are giving laboratories new tools to improve clinical services and streamline lab

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Nine Key Trends Are Shaping Nation’s Healthcare Informatics

CEO SUMMARY: During the 1990s, hospital spending on information technology was devoted primarily to acquiring upgraded versions of software systems for clinical services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and radiology. That’s no longer true. As the following nine key trends in healthcare informatics demonstrate, hospitals, physicians, and other types of healthcare providers are moving aggressively to

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