Lucy Mancini Newell

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The impact and expectation of cost-justifying patient safety IT initiatives using a traditional ROI must evolve to focus beyond the financial benefit. It must encompass overall patient safety, patient satisfaction, and employee and physician satisfaction benefit categories. Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and bar code medication administration(More)
A 46-year-old woman had a 17-year history of intermittently severe pyoderma gangrenosum without identifiable associated systemic disease. Her condition had become unresponsive to corticosteroid and sulfone therapy given for systemic effect, but responded completely to 150 mg/day of cyclophosphamide. Immunosuppressive therapy should be considered in patients(More)
Healthcare organizations should address physician clinical documentation improvement now, before the Oct. 1, 2014, implementation deadline for ICD-10, if they are to mitigate risk related to ICD-10 and optimize operational processes. Improving documentation now will have an immediate effect on revenue and will minimize the potential for losses related to(More)
This case study presents a collection of principles and guidelines regarding the process of selecting and deploying an electronic medical record (EMR) in a physician's practice. Practical advice and observations are detailed about what was learned and how the practice has benefited. In Part 1 of this article (Volume 18, pages 256-261), the authors(More)