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Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in March 2013
Cancer Researchers Mine Big Data To Individualize Treatment
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
CancerLinQ prototype from American Society of Clinical Oncology aggregates data from disparate EHRs to find the most effective therapy for a specific patient.
Allscripts Drops Suit Against NYC Public Health System
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
N.Y. health system disputed the claim that it will overpay for rival Epic Systems' electronic health record system.
Healthcare Workarounds Expose EHR Flaws
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Doctors and staff often fall back on paper documents to compensate for poorly designed electronic health record systems, says study.
Medical Device, EHR Integration Could Save $30B: Study
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Interfaces must be standardized before hospitals can achieve financial, patient safety benefits, says West Health Institute report.
Health IT Progress In Post-Acute Care Remains Slow
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities need to beef up computerization to meet national healthcare goals, says federal report.
Docs Who E-Prescribe Order More Generics, Study Says
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Putting drug details in front of doctors, combined with incentive programs for generics, is steering prescriptions toward low-cost medicine.
Some Physicians See Revenue Loss After EHR, Study Says
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Survey of 50 physician practices in Massachusetts shows average loss of $44K over five years, but researchers attribute losses to poor utilization and other factors, not EHRs themselves.
Health IT Talent Shortage Worsens, PWC Says
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Healthcare companies start to look outside the industry and across healthcare sectors for experienced pros, finds PWC research.
Technology Alone Isn't Healthcare's Savior
Commentary  |  3/14/2013  | 
Anyone who deploys tech "solutions" without reconsidering workflows and policies -- and doing other heavy lifting -- is in for a rude awakening.
Informatics Pioneer Says Healthcare Needs Better Systems
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Dr. Lawrence Weed continues his longstanding advocacy for computer-aided healthcare and revamping medical education.
EHR Interoperability A Hot Topic At HIMSS
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
EHR interoperability is more likely to come from horizontal integration than vertical health IT integration, experts say.
Most U.S. Doctors Would Limit Patient EHR Access
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Many physicians are willing to let patients update their own medical records, but don't want to give them full online access, says Accenture study.
Bill Clinton Stumps For Health IT At HIMSS
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Former president touts IT's potential to empower small players in a massive system, as HIMSS pledges $2.5 million to further Clinton Global Initiative goals.
Hospitals Make Strides To Show Meaningful Use: ONC
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Vast majority have adopted certified electronic health record technology, but most EHR systems are not comprehensive, ONC says.
Big Data Helps Kaiser Close Healthcare Gaps
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Analytics from massive clinical data repository are central to closing gaps in care, HIMSS attendees told.
Allscripts' dbMotion Deal Speaks To Larger Trend
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Healthcare and other companies will have to push more development of the technology they'll need for the challenges ahead.
CMS, ONC Announce 2013 Health IT Agenda
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Government agencies aim to increase EHR adoption, accelerate health data exchange and improve patient engagement.
IT Changes Doctor-Patient Relationship For Better: Topol
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Famed doctor Eric Topol says in HIMSS keynote that personalized medicine, mobile health, genomics will decrease doctors' importance -- and that's good.
HIMSS: Hospitals Making Progress On Meaningful Use
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Survey of healthcare CIOs reveals good progress toward fully functional EHRs, but questions about ACOs, staffing, interoperability loom.
EHR Vendors Form Alliance On Data Sharing
News  |  3/4/2013  | 
CommonWell Health Alliance founders want industry-wide coalition to make it easier to move data among disparate EHR systems.
4 Health IT Themes To Watch At HIMSS13
News  |  3/4/2013  | 
Interoperability challenges, patient experience, mobile technology will be in spotlight at annual health IT conference.
AirStrip Combines EHR, Medical Device Feeds For Mobile
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Dignity Health will be first to try application that lets doctors view on their mobile devices a snapshot of clinical data across different vendors' electronic health record systems.
EHRA Guides Vendors On Data Transport Mechanism
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Association says methods for exchanging data could lead to greater interoperability among EHRs.
EHRs Underused For Hospital Infection Reporting
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Half of infection prevention specialists are unaware if their organizations even participate in electronic health information exchanges, says study.

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