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Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in October 2012
BYOD Security Tops Doctors' Mobile Device Worries
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Bring-your-own-device trend leads healthcare providers to question mobile device management and security effectiveness, KLAS study finds.
EHR Vendors React Favorably To CMS E-Measure Specs
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Association representative says government is moving in right direction to facilitate reporting of clinical quality measures.
DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Year-long test has already signed up 56,000 veterans; plug-and-play testing for nationwide exchange to play role in expansion.
PremierConnect Links Doctors, Brings Data Out Of Silos
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
With the help of Perficient and IBM, Premier healthcare alliance and PremierConnect let physicians share best practices and data.
Health IT Holds Key To Better Care Integration
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
IT-enabled care coordination is a key component of patient safety. Healthcare organizations must invest in technology infrastructure to enable complex medical care.
Take A Hard Look At EHR Costs, Benefits
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Most healthcare executives are dissatisfied with their organization's measurement of electronic health record ROI, finds Beacon Partners survey.
Nuance Adds Voice Recognition To Mobile EHRs
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Epic, Cerner electronic health records get free text transcription from smartphones and tablets; computerized physician order entry and natural language processing are in the works.
Feds Take Critical Look At Meaningful Use Payments
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Office of Inspector General investigating whether providers' EHR use has resulted in Medicare overcharges.
Mostashari: Make EHR Use More Meaningful
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Providers should go beyond checking off boxes to earn incentive money, and seize opportunities to streamline data and serve patients, national coordinator advises CHIME execs.
IBM Watson Finally Graduates Medical School
Commentary  |  10/23/2012  | 
Partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center suggests IBM's supercomputer is ready to help oncologists manage their most challenging cases.
Study: Cardiology IT Systems Need Better Data Integration
News  |  10/19/2012  | 
McKesson, Merge, Philips, and Siemens top cardiology IT space, but no one vendor fully meets providers' needs, says Health IT research firm KLAS.
Electronic Checklists Help Prevent Medical Errors
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Electronic checklists help reduce mistakes, study shows, but key to effective medication reconciliation lies in health information exchanges.
Interoperability Initiative Poised To Transform Healthcare
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Public-private partnership aims to simplify making connections among EHRs and HIEs, decrease interface costs, and better integrate clinical workflows.
Software Developers Get Boost from New York Consortium
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Digital Health Accelerator program provides $300,000 grants to 8 health IT firms that focus on team-based collaborative care applications.
Allscripts Files Complaint Against NYC Hospital System
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
After losing a $303 million contract to competitor Epic, EHR vendor Allscripts fires back.
Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform
Commentary  |  10/16/2012  | 
Genuine healthcare reform can't happen until facilities and doctors get patients more involved in their own care. To do that, patients need fast access to more data.
Patient-Centric Technology Really Does Improve Patient Care
News  |  10/15/2012  | 
Aetna subsidiaries are seeing tangible results using an accountable care approach that takes advantage of mobile communications and automated reminders for managing chronic illness.
Health IT Execs Urged To Promote Big Data
News  |  10/14/2012  | 
Some health IT leaders are already enthused about the potential of big data, but questions persist about its relevance to healthcare delivery reform.
EHRs Linked To Better Healthcare In Practice
News  |  10/14/2012  | 
Community doctors who use electronic health records are more likely to order recommended preventative and chronic care, reports Weill-Cornell Medical Center study.
Pittsburgh Healthcare System Invests $100M In Big Data
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's data warehouse and sophisticated analytics engine will foster personalized medicine, population health management, and administrative efficiencies.
Study: Accountable Care Organization Savings May Evaporate
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
ACOs will need more robust IT and better care coordination to reap the benefits of the Medicare Shared Savings program, according to Health Affairs report.
National Library of Medicine Sets Meaningful Use Standards
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
NLM, in collaboration with the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will provide vocabulary sets for clinical measures found in MU Stage 2.
Supercomputer Speeds Up Cancer Analysis
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
Supercomputer dramatically reduces time required to analyze tumor cells, promising to bring genomic medicine to the bedside.
Medical Device Integration Software Takes Center Stage
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Washington Hospital successfully implemented Capsule's MDI software to stream data into its EHR, but as industry moves toward MU Stage 3, IT expert says medical device integration must become more plug and play.
Most Doctors Want Health Information Exchange Now
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Many clinicians blame bottleneck on lack of interoperability and infrastructure, according to survey.
Feds Bet On Health IT For Nursing Homes
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
Four-year program in 145 nursing facilities aims to reduce hospital readmissions, including exploring how electronic records can be more easily shared with hospitals.
Meaningful Use Needs Mobile Magic
Commentary  |  10/8/2012  | 
Mobile technology could play a huge role in meeting the federal MU regulations, but the Stage 2 rulebook virtually ignores this potential.
Healthcare Execs Must Prepare For Big Data
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
As healthcare industry braces for proliferation of information, University of Southern California healthcare chief stresses need to make data easy to interpret.
EHR Access Improves Patient Medication Compliance
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
Doctors' fears that allowing patients to read electronic health record reports would increase workloads are unfounded, Harvard study also reports.
Feds Want 1,000 Rural Hospitals On EHRs By 2014
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
U.S. government offers $30 million to help critical access hospitals and other small rural facilities achieve Meaningful Use by 2014.
EHRs Improve Patient Outcomes, Kaiser Study Says
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
EHR use improves diabetes control and helps doctors pinpoint patients requiring more intensive treatment, reports large Kaiser Permanente study.
EHR Adoption Passes The Tipping Point
News  |  10/2/2012  | 
Nearly 70% of doctors now have EHRs, with those in freestanding practices outnumbering their hospital-based colleagues.
IT Staff Shortages May Short Circuit Meaningful Use
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
Health IT staff retention is a growing concern for healthcare CIOs, even as they have trouble filling existing openings, reports College of Healthcare Information Management Executives poll.
EMR Monitoring Tool Catches Sepsis Cases Earlier
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
CareVeillance, a first-of-its-kind sepsis identification tool, replicates patient information from an EMR and monitors patients in real time for the complication.

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