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Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in October 2013
One-Third Of Doctors Exchange Clinical Summaries
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Doctors who use an electronic health record system are much better equipped to exchange data than those who don't have EHRs, says Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT study.
Lawmakers Try To Sharpen FDA Focus On Healthcare Apps
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Congress attempts to clarify which health software should be regulated like a medical device with the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act.
HealthCare.Gov Woes: Lack Of Testing
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Tech contractors are confident they can fix the problems over time, but pass the buck to CMS.
Dictation Software Adoption On Rise
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Speech recognition and dictation software could be poised to make big inroads in healthcare, says Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society report.
Surescripts Aims To Expand Hospital Network
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Surescripts partners with Meditech, Vitera in effort to enable Direct messages among more than 60% of U.S. hospitals.
A Painless Path To CPOE?
Commentary  |  10/21/2013  | 
Despite evidence that computerized provider order entry systems can improve patient care, many providers have resisted due to cost and tech concerns. New KLAS report suggests an easier route.
Non-Profit Sets New Standards For Modular EHRs
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative redefines Meaningful Use definitions for EHR modules.
Why Doctors Hate EHR Software
Commentary  |  10/18/2013  | 
Have meaningful use incentives merely propelled sales for a lot of lousy software?
Dignity Health, Optum Launch Revenue Management Firm
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Large West Coast healthcare system joins with healthcare IT firm to form Optum360, which aims to help hospitals prepare for new payment methods and optimize revenues.
IBM's Watson Makes Some New Rounds
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
IBM Research unveiled cognitive computing technologies to help doctors make more informed, accurate diagnostic decisions.
Patient Engagement: How To Do It Right
Commentary  |  10/14/2013  | 
Some healthcare providers have figured out the best set of IT tools to get patients more involved in their own care.
Health Insurance Exchanges Plagued By Data Errors
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Health insurance exchanges, especially the one run by Uncle Sam, are having problems sending files that can be opened and that have complete information.
Practice Fusion Guarantees Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
Free cloud-based EHR, sold primarily to individual doctors and small practices, says it will be certified in time for 2014 incentives.
Athenahealth Tracks Flu Outbreaks During Government Shutdown
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Health IT vendor uses cloud-based EHR database to show outbreaks in absence of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In One ER, EHR Takes 44% Of Doctors' Time
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Small-scale study in Pennsylvania ER found physicians spend more time inputting data in their EHR than taking care of patients.
Health Information Exchanges Lack Standards
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
HIE adoption rates are rising, but the lack of data standardization limits ability to share data.
Obamacare Health Exchanges: How Oregon Got It Done
Commentary  |  10/1/2013  | 
Oregon's experience building a health insurance exchange shows what's involved for IT operations.
What's Holding Back The Mobile Health Revolution?
Commentary  |  10/1/2013  | 
Many believe clinicians reject patient-oriented health apps because they threaten doctors' power. But that's a gross overgeneralization.


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