Tag Archives: Joint Commission

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

News & Updates

CVS Caremark added a drug interaction checker to its CVS Mobile app that warns consumers when an over-the-counter medication might interact with other drugs they are taking. For those with a myCVS online account, the app automatically checks OTC drugs … Continue reading

Smart Sign Out’s Idea Conception to EMR Integration

A video by the startup Smart Sign Out cites a Joint Commission study, which said that defective handoffs in hospitals are responsible for up to 80% of serious preventable adverse events. The video continues that, given this high percentage, it’s … Continue reading

Clinical Decision Support not Just for Clinicians?

Continuing on the topic of clinical decision support, (CEO of Health 2.0 Indu Subaiya hosted a related conversation on Wednesday) a session at iHT2’s Health IT Summit this week in San Francisco brought up an unusual question. Maybe it’s because … Continue reading

TigerText Opens Its API TigerConnect

Is it acceptable for physicians to text patient orders to the hospital? No, answered the Joint Commission in a 2011 statement. But that doesn’t mean that physicians don’t do it, despite the commission’s concerns that texting makes it difficult to … Continue reading

ONC Launches the Reporting Safety Events Challenge

This challenge addresses a stark reality centered on hospitals struggling to increase internal incident reporting — a major reason being the busyness of care providers. Daily, hospital workers fight to create effective systems for the quality and risk management staff … Continue reading