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Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in June 2011
How To Meet An IT Exec's Need To Know
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
Shameless self-promotion can be a good thing when it also provides IT managers with useful resources. InformationWeek Healthcare's upcoming IT Leadership Forum does just that.
EMR Safety In Spotlight After Baby's Death
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Despite a Chicago-area baby's death from a drug overdose, health IT advocates say EMRs are still superior to paper charts.
Microsoft Reaps Spoils Of Google Health's Demise
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Microsoft and Google are working behind the scenes to let users of the soon-to-be-retired Google Health site transfer electronic personal health records to Microsoft HealthVault.
Updated Toolkit For Health Information Exchanges Arrives
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
eHealth Initiative offers several best practices in the latest version of its health information exchange toolkit.
5 Reasons Why Google Health Failed
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
What doomed Google's online personal health record system? For starters, consumers haven't bought into the basic idea.
Humana, Allscripts Target EHR Costs
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Humana helps subsidize physicians interested in implementing Allscripts' EHR system.
What EHRs And Marriage Have In Common
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
IT needs to understand the logistical hurdles and the emotional ones for clinicians--and realize an EHR rollout is just the beginning of a long-term partnership.
Guerra On Healthcare: How Do You Engage Physicians?
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
When trying to win support for your hospital's EHR and CPOE from doctors, be sensitive to how training will impact their personal and professional lives.
EHRs Improve Care Coordination For Diabetics
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
A pilot study finds better disease management when EHRs are used in the context of a patient-centered medical home.
ABCs Of EHRs: New Training Choices For Non-Techies
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
A proliferation of health IT training courses means anyone from a hospital chief medical officer to a solo practitioner's nurse now has more ways to learn the basics.
AMA Online Tool Helps Docs Rank IT Priorities
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Health IT index helps physicians quickly assess their need for EHRs, clinical databases, and secure communication.
EHRs Get Help Meeting 'Meaningful Use'
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The National Institutes of Health has launched MedlinePlus Connect, enabling electronic health records to link patients directly to up-to-date medical information.
Back To School: Courses Help Physicians Learn Health IT
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
ACPE certificate program aids physician leaders in understanding the lingo, technology, processes and challenges involved with implementing e-health records and other health IT.
Health IT Can Energize National Prevention Strategy
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The feds say health IT should play a pivotal role in preventing disease through expanded use of EHRs, telemedicine, and social media.
Electronic Medical Records Now In All Military Hospitals
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
The EMR system installed by CliniComp in all 59 U.S. military hospitals worldwide is not yet connected to the military clinical information system.
EHR Vendors Question Some Proposed ACO Rules
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Conflicting requirement in different programs prompt the HIMSS trade association to ask the various agencies across the Department of Health and Human Services to work together better.
Goodbye Clipboard, Hello Patient Palm Scanning At NYU
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
NYU Langone Medical Center uses vein recognition technology linked to an EHR system to streamline registration, guard against duplication, fraud.
Healthcare Quality Improvement's Big Enemies: Data Capture, Staffing
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
Most hospitals are still capturing patient data manually, fouling up clinical transformation goals, reports HIMSS study.
EHR Donation To Help Bridge Digital Divide
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Quest, and its IT subsidiary MedPlus, are the first vendors to officially participate in a HHS effort to support e-health record adoption rates among healthcare providers in underserved, minority communities.
Can Health IT Do More Harm Than Good?
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
A doctor's brain can sometimes be fooled into seeing a disease pattern when none really exists. And by extension, so can a computerized diagnostic program.
IT Fails To Help Nursing Home Patients: Study
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
A recent clinical study suggests that health IT did not translate into direct benefits for patients in terms of quality of care.
Personal Health Records: Docs Have 3 Big Doubts
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Data management, changes to the patient relationship, and practice management issues are key barriers to implementation, doctors say in study.
Make EHRs More Like Cars, Healthcare CIOs Say
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
For user-friendliness, electronic health records need standardizing of certain features, much like braking systems in cars, health IT leaders tell feds.
New EHRs Perform Better, But Transition Pains Doctors
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
Many physicians remain unconvinced that new electronic health records systems will improve the ability to deliver care.
Health IT Panel Wants To Extend 'Meaningful Use' Deadline
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
Citing unreasonable timelines, the Health IT Standards Committee recommends that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put off compliance with stage 2 healthcare rules until 2014.
Docs Tell Congress EHR Adoption Presents Serious Challenge
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
Small practices are feeling the pinch as costs mount and once useful EMR systems become prematurely obsolete.
ACP Questions Meaningful Use Recommendation For ACOs
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
The American College of Physicians says the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services needs to loosen its requirements if it wants enough medical practices to get on board.
Rock Health Boosts 11 Health App Startups
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
The startups, which have promising mobile or web-based health apps, will receive grants, office space, and mentoring from business and health industry professionals.
EMRs Need Better Usability To Support Improved Care
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Most electronic medical records do little more than create an electronic version of a paper chart, according to an exec at a healthcare IT vendor.
VA Physicians Continue To Look For EHR Workarounds
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
Even well developed systems still have plenty of room for improvement, according to a study published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.
Health IT Saves Babies' Lives
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
EMRs significantly reduced mortality in neonates, but did not impact SIDS, congenital, or accidental deaths, according to a study published in the Journal of Political Economy.
IBM Watson Beaten In Medical Diagnostics Race
Commentary  |  6/3/2011  | 
While the famous Watson supercomputer attends medical school to help doctors make better diagnoses, Isabel Healthcare's software is already delivering results for real-life patients.
Top 10 Healthcare Systems Are IT Innovators
Commentary  |  6/2/2011  | 
Health technology use appears to be the secret sauce that brings medical systems to the top of the pack in a Thomson Reuters study.
209,000 Doctors At Risk For E-Prescribing Penalties
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
Healthcare providers who don't write prescriptions electronically may be subject to a 1% Medicare payment reduction in 2012.

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