Health IT Archives
Nov. 29, 2022—The radiology order entry system in eStar will be updated to allow providers to choose from four — based on a patient’s medical needs — when requesting studies for hospitalized and emergency department patients. The update is scheduled to go live on Jan. 10, 2023.
Mar. 3, 2022—A chatbot — a computer program that simulates and processes human conversation — was the winning entrant in Vanderbilt's recent Mental Health Innovation Challenge and Hackathon.
Oct. 27, 2021—by Fehintola Olumide Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital (VBCH) in Shelbyville, Tennessee, recently transitioned its clinical and information technology (IT) systems to fully align with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The successful transition was due to the efforts from multiple teams across VUMC. The process began on Saturday, Sept. 25, when the former systems in VBCH were...
Sep. 8, 2021—Multiple teams from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently led a transition of the clinical and information technology (IT) systems at Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital.
Dec. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt investigators have devised a system to alert health IT teams to deteriorating performance in clinical prediction models.
Apr. 2, 2020— by Paul Govern From eStar to Zoom, information technology is vital to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s response to COVID-19. Teams from all three of VUMC’s information technology departments — Health IT, VUMC IT and Enterprise Cybersecurity — are supporting care of COVID-19 outpatients, preparing for large increases in hospital admissions, rapidly expanding telehealth capabilities...
Mar. 19, 2020—Through its eStar Physician Builders Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center supports physicians and other health care team members in devising new content and tools for VUMC’s health information technology system.
Apr. 4, 2019—In the early morning hours of April 7, eStar, the Epic-based electronic health record (EHR) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will undergo its first major upgrade since the system went live in a coordinated “Big Bang” across most of the Medical Center in November 2017.
Nov. 15, 2018—This month marks the one-year anniversary of VUMC’s transition to eStar, and, as expected, there have been challenges and successes along the way.
Nov. 6, 2018—Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and Senior Vice President of Health Information Technology, will step down from his role as leader of Vanderbilt University Medical Center HealthIT on Jan. 1, 2019.
Mar. 8, 2018—In mid-January, representatives from Epic visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where they rounded on a number of hospital units and outpatient clinics. They used anonymous survey results and spoke directly with clinicians, nurses and other staff members to better understand how well VUMC was doing two months after its transition to eStar.