News & Commentary
Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in May 2010
EHRs Lack Standards, Best Practices
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Vendors support an independent body to develop best practices and usability standards for electronic health record products.
Health IT Fosters Blood Transfusion Safety
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Mediware's Bloodsafe Tx mobile device integrates with e-medical record systems and ensures that patients receive correct blood transfusions.
HIT Standards Committee Struggles With Additional Demands
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
As a result of the recently passed healthcare reform legislation, additional tasks, including enrollment transaction specifications, are falling to the committee.
Image Gallery: African Hospital Digitizes Medical Records
Slideshows  |  5/26/2010  | 
A digitized and networked hospital in Botswana, Africa provides care based on U.S. best practices for electronic medical records and clinical systems.
Performance Monitoring Aims To Improve EHR Satisfaction
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
By monitoring system performance on the backend, an Alabama health system hopes to make its e-health record rollout go smoother for users.
Dossia Expanding EHR Platform Reach
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The employer consortium is offering its e-health record software to other companies via the cloud and is also developing an EHR package for small and mid-size businesses.
Medical Association Objects To EHR Rules
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
The Medical Group Management Association says expanding HIPAA disclosure requirements is burdensome and will hurt electronic health record adoption.
Healthcare Providers Seek Help With 'Meaningful Use'
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
A majority of healthcare providers expect to hire a professional services firm to support achieving "Meaningful Use" and to help dive physician adoption of core clinical systems.
State Health Data Exchanges Face Common Challenges
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
While all states have their own health information exchange efforts underway, many face the same hurdles.
CMS Awards $107 Million In Health IT Contracts
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
Northrop Grumann and CGI Federal will improve the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' e-medical record system and beneficiary Web sites.
E-Health Laggards Need To Start Moving Now
Commentary  |  5/17/2010  | 
Healthcare providers starting from scratch with projects to implement e-health record systems in hopes of cashing in on the government's $20 billion-plus meaningful use incentive programs had better get going.
Image Gallery: Siemens Healthcare Data Center Virtual Tour
Slideshows  |  5/13/2010  | 
Siemens Information Systems Center near Philadelphia hosts and maintains clinical and business applications for nearly 1,000 U.S. hospitals and healthcare delivery systems.
eMAR Has Dramatic Results Study Says
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
Implementing electronic medication administration record technology is difficult, but worth it said the lead author of a new study.
Intuit To Buy Medfusion For $91 Million
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
The deal will extend Intuit's footprint in healthcare business, finance, and administration.
Vidyo Launches Healthcare Telepresence
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
Videoconferencing vendors are meeting the demand for telehealth applications by beefing up privacy and security.
Concentra Adds EMRs For Worksite Clinics
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
The WebChart suite of enterprise e-medical record software will be implemented at Concentra's 250-plus jobsite healthcare facilities.
Guerra On Healthcare: Health IT Safety Needs Serious Attention
Commentary  |  5/11/2010  | 
Growing questions about risks can't be brushed aside.
Guerra On Healthcare: Electronic Medication Administration Records Work
Commentary  |  5/11/2010  | 
Policy makers should push eMARs while letting computerized physician order entry systems mature.
Clinical Decision Support At Bedside Aids Patient Monitoring
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
Combining clinical decision support tools with medical monitoring gear can help nurses quickly recognize early signs of complications and infection in critically ill patients.
Health IT Savings May Reach $261 Billion
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
Innovative health IT systems that go beyond electronic health records to provide better analytics and drive greater efficiency could save billions over a decade.
FairWarning Foils EMR Privacy Breaches
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Data definition guides help hospitals and healthcare offices detect, notify, and prevent privacy violations in electronic medical records.
EMR Adoption Increases Hospital Costs
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Expenses typically rise and patient care doesn't always improve when electronic medical records are implemented.
Telehealth Device Market Thriving
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Home blood glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, health hubs, and other medical device shipments will top 2 million by 2013, says a study.
Biden: Health IT Savings Will Be Bigger Than Projected
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Vice President says e-health records will save more money than Congressional Budget Office has projected.
EMRs Top Priority For 58% Of Hospital CIOs
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
CIOs rank electronic medical records projects higher than IT managers and directors, who are focused on PC refreshes.
Coalition Urges Delay On Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
A letter sent by 53 medical associations tells U.S. government that its proposed e-health regulations ask healthcare providers for 'too much, too soon.'
Research Correlates CPOE With Reduced Deaths
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Computerized physician order entry systems have been lauded for improving efficiencies; now they've been linked to better patient outcomes.
HHS Awards $220 Million For Health IT
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
The Beacon Communities, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, aim to showcase how health IT can improve the care of patients nationwide.
ACS Wins $1.6 Billion Medicaid Deal
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Xerox outsourcing unit to manage California's healthcare IT systems under ten-year agreement.


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