News & Commentary
Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in March 2011
Montana Reinstates Electronic Health Record Incentives
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Intense lobbying from the governor and healthcare providers led the state legislature to overturn previous rejections of federal EHR funding.
Direct Project Rapidly Advancing Health IT Interoperability
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
More than 60 healthcare and health IT organizations are supporting the federal government's push for authenticated, encrypted health information to be shared with trusted recipients over the Internet.
Oracle, Moffitt Collaborate On Cancer Informatics System
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Moffitt Cancer Center is using Oracle technology to build a scalable, secure data analysis platform to support personalized cancer care and research.
Aetna Taps Healthline For Patient Portal
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Insurers and healthcare providers are increasingly using Web portals to comply with meaningful use, give patients ready access to medical data and other relevant information.
Medicare Previews EHR Incentives Attestation System
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Healthcare providers and hospitals are being prepped to apply for Medicare meaningful use funds starting April 18, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Healthcare IT Vendor Directory
Slideshows  |  3/28/2011  | 
As money flows into efforts to modernize healthcare IT systems, a wide variety of tech vendors -- from traditional healthcare systems providers to newcomers seeking a piece of the action -- are offering new systems, products, and services to assist caregivers in doing a better job of helping patients.
ONC Solicits Feedback On Health IT Strategic Plan
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Public comments are due April 22 on the plan, which outlines how the federal government will implement health IT initiatives over the next five years.
Meaningful Use Workgroup To Review Timing Options
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The recommendations and deadlines for MU Stage 2 are too tough, and a subcommittee of ONC's HIT Policy Committee is going to look for ways to ease the burdens.
Evolvent Awarded Military Health IT Contract
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Among its task orders, the firm will transition IT systems to comply with new ICD-10 and prescription administrative standards and develop technologies to help service members with TBI and PTSD.
Database Tracks State Healthcare Reform Initiatives
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
The National Conference of State Legislatures Web site is cataloging actions and legislation pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, enabling comparison among states.
Xerox's ACS Unit Buys CredenceHealth
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
The acquisition of CredenceHealth's clinical surveillance tools will expand ACS's line of Midas cloud-based healthcare software.
Guerra On Healthcare: Cutting Ties With An EMR Vendor
Commentary  |  3/21/2011  | 
If you find yourself in the unenviable position of breaking up with your electronic medical record provider, honesty, forthrightness, and transparency go a long way.
Clinical Workflow Integration Tops Health IT Priorities
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
Telemedicine and collaborative tools are also high on health IT professionals' project lists, reports Avaya survey.
Prospects For Meaningful Use Stage 2 Progress Questioned
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
Members of a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology workgroup said the lack of standardized universal exchange language message wrapper compromise feasibility.
EHR Adopters: Confident, Or Cocky?
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
Healthcare providers have an almost singular focus on putting electronic records in place this year and are highly optimistic about getting it done.
Bill Would Add Mental Health To EHR Incentives
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
Licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and behavioral health facilities would have access to federal electronic health record stimulus funding under the proposed Senate legislation.
Time To Revisit Disaster Planning
Commentary  |  3/16/2011  | 
Japan's tragedy reminds us of why disaster recovery planning is so critical for healthcare data.
OnCallData Adds Mobile Devices To E-Prescribing Portal
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
Healthcare providers can use iPads, iPhones, BlackBerrys, and Android devices to submit prescription orders to pharmacies, check for potential medication interactions, and verify patient eligibility.
Guerra On Healthcare: Procrastinators Prosper On Meaningful Use Deadlines
Commentary  |  3/14/2011  | 
Organizations that rush to attest to Stage 1 in 2011 may find themselves in trouble when they find themselves with a shortened timeframe to prepare for Stage 2 criteria.
Costs, Training Top Hospital EHR Concerns
News  |  3/14/2011  | 
While electronic health record adoption is high, only 47% of executives think IT will improve their work environment and 85% are worried about how to pay for it, finds Dell study.
HHS Finds IT Boosts Quality, Efficiency Of Healthcare
News  |  3/9/2011  | 
Literature review shows 92% of recent studies support the government's push to bring technology into the medical office.
Guerra On Healthcare: Fast EMR Decisions, Poor Choices
Commentary  |  3/8/2011  | 
The Meaningful Use program has forgotten how much must go into system selection and implementation; selecting the right system is the foundation upon which everything else is built.
Health IT Stakeholders Find Meaningful Use Goals Aggressive
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
Electronic health record vendors, healthcare providers, and others say Stage Two and Three timelines, targets, and objectives are too demanding, according to a CCHIT survey.
iPad 2 Highlights Mobile Healthcare Advancements
News  |  3/7/2011  | 
Apple's tablet creates opportunities for healthcare providers to better organize, store, and share medical data using mobile technology and can empower doctors to be more productive and decisive.
Established Vendors Lead Tumultuous EMR Market
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
More than a third of providers plan to replace their current EMRs within the next two years, according to a KLAS report.
EMR Market Pegged At $15.7 Billion In 2010
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
The electronic medical record sector grew 13.6%, and will approach 20% over the next two years in advance of meaningful use requirements, found Kalorama Information study.
ADP To Acquire AdvancedMD
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
The human resources services firm will integrate AdvancedMD's practice management and electronic health record offerings for SMB medical practices into its Employer Services segment.
Down To Business: Can The Healthcare Industry Handle All This IT?
Commentary  |  3/1/2011  | 
The hope is that the platforms healthcare providers are being dragged into deploying today will serve as the foundation for future innovation.

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