News & Commentary
Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in April 2010
Computerized Medication Order Errors Studied
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Researchers want to learn the cause of mistakes related to computerized physician order entry systems so they can help software makers prevent them.
Image Gallery: Wireless Telehealth Brings Medical Help To Those In Need
Slideshows  |  4/27/2010  | 
High-tech developments such as an 802.11-equipped stretcher and mobile vans for digital mammogram screening means living far from a doctor doesn't have to result in poor care.
Telehealth Links Doctors To Remote Patients In Need
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Don't have health facilities nearby? Medical providers across the country are delivering healthcare virtually.
Personal Health Records Use Growing
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Nearly one in 10 adults surveyed report using a Web site to record health information.
Guerra On Healthcare: Policy Makers Must Get Serious
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
A multibillion-dollar industry is hanging on the Health IT Policy Committee's every word -- it's time for less flexibility and more gravitas.
Patient Safety Tops Healthcare Committee's Agenda
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Workgroup recommends national database of safety incidents.
Bill Extends HITECH To Mental Health
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Eligibility for $20 billion in incentives would be expanded to include mental healthcare professionals and facilities, a group left out of original ARRA provisions.
1 In 5 Prescriptions Made Electronically
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
The use of digitized prescriptions written by healthcare providers grew 181 percent in a one-year period, study shows.
VA Offers Lessons For Health IT Adoption
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The private healthcare sector can benefit from the VA's successful, decades-long use of health IT, says a senior Veterans Affairs official.
How To Succeed At Electronic Medical Records
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
Cultural change, training and communication are key to solid EMR implementations, survey says.
Guerra On Healthcare: Have Faith In Your Clinicians
Commentary  |  4/20/2010  | 
When you turn to your medical staff for help selecting e-medical record and other clinical systems, be ready to listen and trust their thinking.
Guerra On Healthcare: Experienced CIOs, Share Your EMR Knowledge
Commentary  |  4/15/2010  | 
Tech execs who've successfully implemented electronic medical record systems should consider mentoring less-experienced peers.
HIT Critical To Improving Patient Care
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
Supplying medical providers with health information technology will ultimately yield improvements in patient health, says a government report.
Botswana Hospital Takes A Digital Leap Forward
News  |  4/14/2010  | 
A digitized and networked African hospital provides care based on U.S. best practices for electronic medical records and clinical systems.
CCHIT Names Health IT Veteran To Chair
News  |  4/13/2010  | 
Dr. Karen Bell has been tapped to lead the Certification Commission for Health IT through a challenging but recharged health IT landscape.
E-Health Records No Quick Fix
News  |  4/13/2010  | 
Study says electronic health records alone have limited ability to control costs or improve quality, at least in the short term.
Personal Health Records Use Rising
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
Despite privacy and other concerns, 7% of Americans have online PHRs -- twice as many as two years ago.
Providers Seek Options In EMR Vendors
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
Although three vendors now dominate the ambulatory electronic medical record market, a KLAS report finds that other firms are picking up speed.
VA Health IT Generates $3 Billion Savings
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
Over a 10-year period, the VA lowered costs while improving healthcare quality because of its health IT investments, says a research group..
HHS Expands Health IT Centers
News  |  4/7/2010  | 
Funds totaling $267 million will be given by the Department of Health and Human Services to develop the health IT industry and help local providers adopt electronic health records.
Medical Data At Risk
News  |  4/7/2010  | 
Theft of computer equipment, staff and third-party negligence, and inside hackers caused the majority of patient data breaches.
HHS Injects $144M Into Education, Research
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Funds will boost programs to develop healthcare IT skills expected to be in short supply.
E-Health Records: Should FDA Help Certify?
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
Health IT policy group debates merits of bringing FDA, others into EHR certification process.


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