News & Commentary
Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in October 2011
EHR Training: Are Your Doctors Fully Prepped?
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Clinicians need more EHR instruction than they now receive, report says.
EHR Privacy Rule Threatens Research, Federal Advisers Say
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Health IT Policy committee urges HHS to sidestep patient consent rule when electronic health record data is used in quality improvement research.
IBM, Georgia Tech Point Data Modeling At Kids Health
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Project seeks to identify factors contributing to health outcomes of pediatric patients with asthma, autism, and diabetes.
E-Transaction Standards Deadline Worries Grow
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Medical Group Management Association fears that cash flow will stop because many practices aren't ready for new transaction standards.
Athenahealth To Pay Some Malpractice Insurance Premiums
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
The jury's out on whether electronic health records increase malpractice lawsuits, but vendor pledges to help cut risk for some customers.
EHR Worst Practices
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Just a partial list of EHR snafus emphasizes the need for a better system of tracking errors.
Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
President Obama's former national coordinator for health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, shares his thoughts on progress with meaningful use of electronic health records, and what's next for healthcare reform.
Health IT Wins More Venture Capital in 2011
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Venture capital for healthcare software and IT services hit $207 million in the third quarter of 2011, a 14% increase compared to Q3 2010.
Electronic Records May Increase Malpractice Lawsuit Risk
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
EHRs may reduce medical liability for some errors, but could create new forms of medical liability and expose existing liability issues, says report.
Medicare Safety Data Criticized As Flawed
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Hospital groups, Joint Commission president say use of claims data invalidates comparisons published on HospitalCompare website.
Hospitals Move Slowly On Meaningful Use
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
But growing number of CIOs tell CHIME they are confident their facilities can win federal dollars.
GE Admits Inaccuracies With EHR Reporting
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Centricity customers should hold off on Meaningful Use attestation until problem is fixed, the company says.
EHR Market To Reach $6.5 Billion By 2012
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Hospital EHR adoption is expected to expand significantly as advanced systems are implemented to meet Meaningful Use criteria, a Frost & Sullivan study says.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 More Doable Than Round One
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
The feds seem to have learned from the problems they created with stage 1 criteria. Now they're doing their due diligence.
EHR Best Practices: Who's Winning And Why?
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
How the most astute hospitals and practices are putting those billions of dollars in federal stimulus funds to productive use.
Emergency Room Patients Tracked With RFID Tags
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
EHR vendor Meditech is integrating its system with Awarepoint's tracking software for better emergency care.
Insurer Pumps $20 Million Into Accountable Care Tech
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Blue Shield of California will provide cash infusion to help 18 providers implement health IT to develop accountable care organizations.
Opposition Grows To Meaningful Use Metadata
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Federal advisers say it's premature to include metadata standards in Meaningful Use Stage 2.
$25 Million Awarded For Behavioral Healthcare IT
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will fund technology to coordinate treatment for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
Are EHR Incentives A Waste Of Money?
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Critics charge that Meaningful Use incentives only reward longtime users of health IT rather than encourage new electronic health record adoption.
Many Patients Love EHRs, Fear Storing Data Themselves
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Consumer interest in accessing electronic health records is growing, but still below majority level, survey reports.
Emergency Departments Give Health IT Tools Failing Grade
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Two-thirds say their vendors' IT systems don't have the necessary tools to help them meet Meaningful Use criteria, finds KLAS study.
Meaningful Use Compliance: A Piece Of Cake?
Commentary  |  10/14/2011  | 
The feds have already paid out $653 million in incentives to clinicians who've implemented electronic health records. For some providers, the work wasn't so hard after all.
14 Rural Hospitals Join Nebraska Health Data Exchange
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Nebraska Health Information Initiative adds more than a dozen critical access hospitals while some U.S. health information exchanges struggle.
Data Capture Pen Gets Meaningful Use Certification
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Shareable Ink allows doctors to capture electronic health record data with pen and paper.
2-D Barcodes Can Automatically Update EHRs
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
Cook Children's, Microsoft, Athenahealth, and drug makers Merck and Sanofi Pasteur develop system that allows smartphones to scan vaccine label information into e-health records.
Athenahealth CEO Says Meaningful Use Needs Performance Data
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
Physicians should be required to collect and report actual EHR performance data to avoid subjective aspects of Medicare's MU attestation process, says electronic health record vendor CEO.
Medical Imaging Gets Free Ride In the Cloud
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
Dell, Merge Healthcare partnership gives clinicians free access to the software vendor's image sharing system, also adds flexibility for selling add-on services.
Will IT And Clinicians Ever Get Along?
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Cultural differences are partly to blame; experts offer ideas to bridge the chasm.
U.K. E-Health Records Failure Makes U.S. Plan Shine
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
It's too soon to know whether U.S. healthcare providers will jump on the IT bandwagon, but one thing's for certain: the U.K.'s health IT project was too top-heavy.
Hospitals, Home Health Fail IT Interoperability
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
If hospitals are to meet Medicare directives to cut hospital readmissions, they need to do a better job of electronically gathering data on patients after discharge, says KLAS report.
Denied An EHR Incentive Payment? Appeal
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
As dollars are distributed under CMS' EHR incentive programs, the agency is establishing an appeals process for applicants that don't make the grade.
British Electronic Health Record Collapse Sparks Lawsuit
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
Investors sue U.S. contractor CSC, claiming it concealed its inability to complete failed $18 billion U.K. National EHR Program.
Verizon, Duke University Collaborate On Health IT
News  |  10/4/2011  | 
Duke and Verizon will focus on scaling up promising health IT innovations and using the network to reach a mass market.
Free Mobile EHR For iPhone, iPad, Android
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
Practice Fusion apps to give doctors on the go access to medical records.


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