News & Commentary
Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in May 2011
MIT Invests In Next-Generation Medical Technologies
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
In conjunction with GE and Analog Devices., the school has opened the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center to improve IT usability and foster innovation.
HHS Proposes Changes To HIPAA Privacy Rule
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Individuals would know who accessed their e-health information as well as details about the data disclosed.
Physicians Get Meaningful Use Payment Checks
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
A family doctor with a six-physician center in Ohio recommends building spreadsheets to track progress and ease the attestation process.
Guerra On Healthcare: Improve Your Feedback Loop
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
We need an accurate and fast data-feedback loop. IT data reports that take six months or more to come out don't make the grade.
IBM Boosts Health Analytics With 'Watson' Supercomputer Capabilities
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
Advanced business intelligence technologies help extract more useful data from electronic medical records.
Advanced Health IT Needed For ACO Initiatives
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Data analytics tools, clinical applications, and other technologies technologies can help accountable care organizations deliver on the promise of curbing costs and improving care.
GE, Thomson Reuters Combine Databases For Outcomes Research
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Companies link insurance claims and clinical data to help researchers improve medical outcomes.
Clinical e-Research Group Seeks Funding For IT Initiatives
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
PACeR, a group of medical research centers, drug companies, and health IT organizations, is hoping to advance evidence-based medicine with a variety of high-tech tools.
DOD Blamed For Duplicative IT Systems
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The department is spending more than it needs to on health IT systems and could reduce overlap to save money, the U.S. comptroller said.
Anesthesia Delivery Market To Reach $4 Billion
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Sales of anesthesia information management systems are driving much of the growth, according to an iData Research report.
CVS Caremark Pilots Prescription Electronic Prior Authorizations
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Giving clinicians the ability to electronically request prior authorizations for certain medications will simplify a time-consuming, sometimes frustrating process.
Health IT Boosts Bottom Line For Hospitals
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The Fitch Ratings analysis suggests that better informatics and adherence to quality standards really do drive the bottom line.
Health IT Tops Jobs List For College Grads
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Health IT jobs are expected to grow by 20%, or about 35,100 new jobs, for the decade 2008-2018, according to a UC San Diego study.
Guerra On Healthcare: Beware Cost Of MU, ACOs
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
The feds want your involvement in Accountable Care Organizations and Meaningful Use, but will you see a meaningful return on investment?
Guerra On Healthcare: Respect The Clinical Specialists
Commentary  |  5/20/2011  | 
CIOs may believe that primary-care-centric EMRs are the way to go, but all too often, it's the best-paid specialists who call the shots.
AHA Says ACO Costs Far Exceed CMS Estimates
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
The American Hospital Association says the feds used figures based on physician group practices that already have many ACO elements in place.
VA, DOD Lack Coordinated Health IT Plan
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Both departments have invested heavily in modernizing their own separate electronic health record systems.
Medicare To Start Payments For Meaningful Use
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
CMS will soon be issuing the first bonuses to providers for meeting federal EHR standards.
Dossia Adds Medical Term Translator To E-Health Records
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The consortium of large employers is looking to make it easier for employees to use its online health records.
IT Certifying Commission To Cover Obstetrics, Cancer, Research
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
CCHIT will accept EHR applications from vendors beginning on June 2.
Physicians Say IT Is Still The Enemy
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
Understanding the difference between how academic and community physicians think can foster more productive relationships--and perhaps less tension.
E-Prescribing Increased 72% In 2010
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
One in four drug orders were delivered to pharmacies through secure electronic exchange, reports Surescripts study.
Behavioral Health Launches HIE
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
The Arizona service provider is one of the first mental health providers to launch a health information exchange to share patient records with care partners.
Philadelphia To Roll Out EHR From eClinicalWorks
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
The e-health records system will be used to help provide care at eight outpatient clinics run by the city's department of public health and several correctional facilities.
Healthcare IT Spending To Reach $40 Billion
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
The U.S market for healthcare IT hardware, software, and services is expected to grow 24% annually for several years, driven in part by mandatory use of EHRs.
55% Of California Primary Care Physicians Use EHRs
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Health IT implementation is significantly higher in large physician practices and is growing in community clinics.
Is BI The Key To Personalized Medicine?
Commentary  |  5/16/2011  | 
The right business intelligence tools can help clinicians zero in on each individual's healthcare needs, but there are important caveats to bear in mind.
What's The Quality Of Your Healthcare Quality Reporting?
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
As pay-for-performance programs take center stage, you'll need expert data-gathering skills to get fully reimbursed.
Hospital CIOs To Increase IT Spending In 2011
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Health IT spending plans in U.S., U.K., and Canada are being pumped up by government programs, reports Ovum.
Patient Advocates Want More Say In Health IT
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Coalition platform calls consumers "most significant untapped resource in healthcare," demands a role in ensuring that health information exchange and other technologies consider their needs, expectations.
AMA's Program Helps Small Physician Practices Adopt EHRs
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
These tutorials explain all the basics needed for clinicians to choose the best vendors.
3-D Tools Let You Search, View Human Body
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Interactive Healthline BodyMaps tools introduced by Healthline and GE let users navigate 3-D images of human body, and eventually view how diseases progress.
IT Can Ease Healthcare Staff Shortage
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Electronic medical records and other technology can improve quality and manage growing patient demand, according to a survey of health professionals by the American Society for Quality.
E-Prescribing Not Meeting Expectations
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Physicians say systems are often too difficult to use and don't provide useful data, diminishing potential safety and cost-savings benefits.
3M Unveils Advanced Mobile Healthcare App
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
The software helps physicians keep track of patients' whereabouts, manages dictation, and captures charges.
HP Brings Advanced Analytics Tools To Pediatrics Hospital
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
A $25 million commitment will help doctors gauge disease risks by analyzing clinical, genetic, and environmental data.
EHRs Deemed 'Essential' To Pediatric Healthcare
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Electronic health records and other IT systems support "medical home" concepts of information sharing, care coordination, and evidence-based medicine, said American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement.
AMA, MGMA Launch Practice Management Software Directory
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
Groups seek to ease physician transition to 5010 transactions, ICD-10 coding
E-Health Records Produce Some Environmental Benefits
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
Digitized patient record and medical imaging systems consume more electricity, but reduce paper use, patient travel, reliance on plastics used in traditional X-ray films and other waste, said a Kaiser Permanente report.
National Health IT Coordinator Mostashari Outlines Challenges
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Upon assuming Dr. David Blumenthal’s role at the helm of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari discussed his vision for how IT adoption will transform healthcare, progress made so far, and the road ahead.


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