News & Commentary
Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in November 2013
In Healthcare, Time To Free The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
To justify optimism about healthcare IT, we need to free the data tied up in electronic health records -- and it is happening.
Patient Portals Aren't Very Patient Centric
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
It's time to put some excitement and creativity into e-patient education.
Better Balance Needed Between Patient Privacy, Data Sharing
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
The need for more open sharing of medical data is particularly acute in times of crisis.
Population Health Management Doesn't Measure Up
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Health IT research firm KLAS says PHM is a diverse, fast-growing market, but available products don't meet healthcare providers' needs.
EHR Accreditation Could Spur Doctors' Direct Messaging
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
DirectTrust is on track to accredit intermediaries used by nine EHR vendors that have the bulk of the EHR market.
Kaiser Shifts To Preventive Care In Mobile Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Kaiser executives highlight potential for interactive, preventive care through a new generation of mobile apps -- but how to get patients to opt in?
Where Is Enterprise Architecture In Healthcare?
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Implementing healthcare technologies is just the beginning. We need to plan how they will fit together.
R.I.'s Direct Approach To Health Information Exchange
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
CIO Gary Christensen saw that if doctors could exchange records directly, the state's centralized HIE would also benefit.
The Golden Age of Health Informatics?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Despite unsolved problems, healthcare IT has made great strides.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush's Quest: A Healthcare Internet
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Experiences as Army medic, ambulance driver, and failed healthcare practice manager gave Bush the idea for a new way of structuring healthcare.
Athenahealth: The Other Side Of The Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Athenahealth offers cloud software, but to call it a healthcare cloud software company misses the point.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Sloppy Handling Of Patient Data Always A Danger
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
HIPAA compliance can be a headache, especially when patient data falls through the cracks.
EHR Adoption A Struggle For Rural Hospitals
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Meaningful Use requirements have widened the digital divide between metropolitan and rural hospitals.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Cloud Services May Replace EHR Portals
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
EHR integration with Box suggests a trend: cloud services for care coordination and one-stop patient record access.
iPhone & Cloud: Disaster Preparedness In Hand
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
For the paperless, cloud-connected medical office, backup Internet access is essential.
Free EHR Helps Practice Fusion Grow
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard wants doctors to know they don't have to pay for the privilege of adopting electronic health records.
The Mismatch Between Healthcare Software, Healthcare People
Commentary  |  11/14/2013  | 
The workflow built into healthcare software must make processes better and not worse.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
Feds Praise Open Data Health Cloud Launch
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Taking advantage of more-open data standards in other countries, MedRed BT Health Cloud will provide public access to aggregated population health data.
Health IT Could Reduce Demand For Physicians
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Comprehensive use of IT in 30% of physician offices would have major impact, but that is not expected to occur for 5 to 15 years, says study.
Barriers To Health Information Exchange
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
In order to achieve true interoperability, patients' need for better data sharing must come before the interests of providers, vendors and regulators.
Health Information Exchange Needs A Simpler Model
Commentary  |  11/8/2013  | 
The CEOs of four cloud-based healthcare IT firms express skepticism about HIEs, seeing them as a bureaucracy rather than a workable architecture.
Michigan Health Networks Joins eHealth Exchange
News  |  11/5/2013  | 
Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Shared Services becomes first state-designated entity to join the national network after meeting new set of testing criteria for "plug and play" interoperability.


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