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Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in July 2010
Health IT Alone Won't Improve Primary Care
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Federal report raises numerous questions about whether electronic health records and other technologies can advance the patient centered medical home model.
Google Pitches Wave For Health Records
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Wave's auditable multi-user collaboration turns out to be well-suited for health records, as long as patients don't mind a bit less privacy.
IBM, UPMC Partner On Hospital 'SmartRoom'
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
SmartRoom systems, now deployed at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals, identifies clinicians, providing real-time access to patient information and workflow tools based on role and location of caregiver.
Tech Data Signs On As Greenway EHR Distributor
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Greenway PrimeSuite electronic health record system centralizes patient records, clinical tools, billing, and other medical administrative functions in a single database.
How Hospitals Are Helping Doctors Achieve Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  7/26/2010  | 
Hospital executives aren't just worried about having their own organizations meet the federal government's meaningful use requirements; they're also concerned about their affiliated and owned doctor practices achieving the goals. In fact, many hospitals are assisting (or plan to help) doctors to get on board with e-health records even as those hospitals struggle with their own projects.
4 Steps To Accelerating EHR Adoption
Commentary  |  7/22/2010  | 
Payment reform, provider support, better products, and enhanced privacy and security will give adoption of electronic health records a needed boost.
Allscripts Earnings Driven By EHR Adoption
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Release of final meaningful use rules is expected to further accelerate the adoption and deployment of electronic health records that boosted Allscripts quarterly income almost 20%.
Perfecting The E-Health Record
Commentary  |  7/22/2010  | 
Decision support, event-driven alerts, voice recognition, social networking--the EHR of the future should have it all.
Meaningful Use Compliance Top Healthcare Executive Priority
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
A CSC survey of healthcare IT and non-IT executives' priorities shows agreement on meaningful use compliance, but some disparity about other concerns.
VC Investment In Medical Software, Information Services Soars
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Investment in healthcare outpaced IT venture capital investment in the second quarter, increasing 91% from a year ago to $157 million.
HealthPartners Adds Secure Mobile Messaging
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Diversinet's two-way, dually encrypted messaging technology will provide HealthPartners health plan members access to medical information and communication with care managers.
Meaningful Use Rules Make Sense To Patients
Commentary  |  7/20/2010  | 
I'm not a doctor or nurse. Nor am I a hospital administrator, CIO or health IT worker. However, I am a patient. So while the government's long-awaited, meaningful use, stage 1 "core objectives" could very well entail a lot of process changes and costly technology to implement for healthcare providers, from a patient perspective--my perspective--many of the requirements sound reasonable, even commonsensible.
GE Healthcare ePrescribing Solution Approved In Ohio
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
The Centricity electronic medical record Advanced ePrescribing solution that uses biometrics to authenticate physicians ordering patient medications has been approved by the Ohio Pharmacy Board.
Meaningful Use Core Requirements For Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
So what are the more than two-dozen core "meaningful use" requirements that healthcare providers need to meet in order to qualify for financial incentives? Take a look here.
Verizon Announces Cloud EMR Platform
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
The Verizon Health Information Exchange service allows doctors and healthcare providers to store, manage and share patients' electronic medical records via an online portal regardless of IT systems and specific protocols.
CIOs, Others React To Meaningful Use Final Rule
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Most healthcare stakeholders are reacting positively, so far, to the feds' meaningful use final rule, but not everyone is pleased.
Kodak, MedCo Data Automate Health Chart Scanning
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Paper-based patient charts are converted to digital files for transfer into electronic medical records.
Health IT Czar, CMS Official On Meaningful Use
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Coordinator of National Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal and CMS official Tony Trenkle share their views about the HITECH Act's long awaited meaningful use final rule in an interview with InformationWeek.
Doctors Increase EMR Use
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
Primary care physicians and specialist doctors are using electronic medical records more, and more than half have smartphones, according to a Knowledge Networks study.
HP Offers Hospitals, Doctors EHR Help
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
The EHReady program offers affiliated doctors financing and support services and marketing assistance to hospitals for for e-health record deployments.
UK National Health Service Sees Savings In The Cloud
Commentary  |  7/8/2010  | 
The National Health Service in Britain isn't universally admired for its IT efficiency. But Miles Gray, the urbane hardware solutions architect for the NHS, said at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London that if carefully implemented, the cloud can help the service gain effectiveness and save expenses.
Guerra On Healthcare: The Art Of Being A Medical CIO
Commentary  |  7/7/2010  | 
Today's tech leaders aren't judged on what they know about the technology but rather on who's happily using it.
Healthcare Meaningful Use Criteria In Final Review
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has sent its final meaningful use rules to the Office of Management and Budget for review, the last step before publishing the regulations.
Healthcare Mobile Devices Forecast To Gain 7%
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
The healthcare industry is among the fastest growing handheld device markets, and should hit $8.8 billion this year, says Kalorama Information.

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