News & Commentary
Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in October 2010
Texas Health Taps Social Media To Promote EHR
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube direct users to a site Texas Health Resources created to promote its use of electronic health records.
PatientKeeper Adds Android Support To Health IT App
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Mobile Clinical Results software allows doctors to remotely access patient medical records.
Surescripts Boosts Medical Information Exchange Capabilities
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
E-prescribing service adds features to accelerate digital transmission of medical records and clinical information.
GE, UPMC Announce Digital Pathology Breakthrough
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Testing of a digital pathology system that could speed up patient diagnoses developed by a GE and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center joint venture, has begun.
Social Media Cuts Healthcare Costs
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Health 2.0 initiatives reduce medical expenses while improving the quality of care, finds Healthcare Performance Management Institute study.
Hospitals, Health Systems Drive EHR Adoption
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
More than half of U.S. medical offices affiliated with large healthcare groups have implemented electronic health records, ahead of the U.S. average of 39%.
Apple iPad Helps Ease EMR Concerns
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
ClearPractice's Nimble e-health record product running on the iPad has convinced some nervous doctors that digital charts aren't so bad after all.
NaviNet Intros Cloud EMR, Practice Management
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Healthcare software targeted at practices with 10 or fewer physicians trying to meet meaningful use guidelines for electronic medical records.
Health IT Czar Pushes EHR For Minority Communities
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Warning against a "new digital divide," Health and Human Services officials have urged healthcare IT vendors to adopt electronic health records in underserved areas.
HP Wins $26 Million Medicare Contract
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Under the task order, Hewlett-Packard will provide data maintenance and integrity services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services electronic health record incentive programs.
Verizon Expands Medical Data Exchange
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Addition of medical images and lab test results positions the firm to tap into the mushrooming health IT and electronic medical record markets.
Get Ready For A National Network
Commentary  |  10/14/2010  | 
The success of the federal government’s plan for a national health information exchange rests, to a large extent, with IT pros.
KLAS Grades EMR Packages By Specialty
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Ambulatory electronic medical record packages used in the 10 most common specialties were evaluated based on client feedback and 25 performance indicators by the research firm.
General Dynamics Wins $409M For Army Health Facilities
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
IT division gets a four-year contract to help the military service transition its medical equipment and staff to high-tech buildings.
Remote Monitoring Boosts Chronic Illness Care
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
TIBCO technology helps Missouri hospital system track patients' medical conditions in real time, in and out of the hospital.
Small Medical Practices Don't Find EHR Adoption Meaningful
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
Federal incentive payments aren't enough to overcome problems, like increased costs and disruption to workflow, doctor offices perceive with electronic health records.
Guerra On Healthcare: Evaluating Industry Health IT Trends
Commentary  |  10/12/2010  | 
When you're planning to spend millions of dollars and several years modernizing your IT infrastructure, you have to balance collective industry knowledge with your organization's needs.
Coast Guard Awards $14 Million EHR Contract
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Epic Systems will develop an electronic health records system for the military agency that meets federal requirements for meaningful use and secure data exchange.
IT Staffing Shortages Stymie Healthcare CIOs
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
Implementation of electronic health records and eligibility for stimulus funding are likely to be compromised by IT staffing deficiencies in more than half of healthcare organizations, according to CHIME survey results.
Health IT Industry Calls For Data Transport Standards
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
Delaying publication of the required methods for moving electronic health record information will increase costs, add confusion, says Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
First EHR Products Certified For Meaningful Use
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Thirty six electronic health record products are first to be certified as capable of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria.
Social Security Awards Health IT Contracts
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Up to $2.8 billion will go to four prime contractors selected to support the agency's efforts to use electronic health records to process disability applications.
HP, Quest Partner On EHR Bundle
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Care360 electronic health records will be offered with Hewlett-Packard PCs, services, and financing for small and midsize physician offices.
Utah Health Project To Analyze Costs, Quality
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
The All Payers Database project will help the Utah Department of Health analyze healthcare costs across the state using claims data from private insurers and public payers.
Guerra On Healthcare: What Gordon Ramsay Can Teach CIOs
Commentary  |  10/4/2010  | 
Wisdom that applies in the restaurant business is also crucial in navigating the road to meaningful use.


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