News & Commentary
Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in August 2010
EHR Revenue To Hit $3 Billion In 2013
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Changes in reimbursement practices more important that government incentives in driving physician practices to adopt electronic health record software, reports Frost & Sullivan.
Guerra On Healthcare: Meaningful Use Certification Confounds CIOs
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
Uncertainty over the data certification requirements for Electronic Health Records has normally unflappable healthcare CIOs exasperated.
HHS Selects E-Health Record Certification Groups
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Two organizations have been authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to test and certify e-health record products for meaningful use incentive program eligibility.
CHIME's Meaningful Use Guide Emphasizes C Suite Involvement
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Though IT will handle implementation, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executive's Meaningful Use Guide for CIOs webinar stressed the need for leadership by top administrative and clinical executives.
Biden Touts Recovery Act For Improving Healthcare
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Report released by the Vice President offers examples of how federal investment in health IT is expected to save billions in medical costs and improve patient care.
Health IT Contracts Offer Little Protection For Buyers
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Key questions healthcare providers should ask before signing an electronic health record vendor agreement detailed by lawyer.
Advancing IT Propelling Pediatric Surgery
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
Children's National Medical Center using $150 million gift from Abu Dhabi government to improve medical outcomes by using technologies like GPS and 3D graphics to customize procedures.
EHRs Can't Measure Stage 1 Meaningful Use
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Two-thirds of the quality reporting requirements aren't captured in current hospital electronic health record systems, finds CSC study.
Guerra On Healthcare: Report EMR Meaningful Use Honestly
Commentary  |  8/16/2010  | 
For Stage 1 meaningful use, CIOs may be tempted to fudge compliance achievements, but the wise will refrain.
Medicare Seminar Reveals Uncertainly On Meaningful Use
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
Questions posed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prove that the agency still has many details to iron out about how hospitals will be reimbursed.
Software Tool Matches Nursing Schedule With Patient Needs
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Based on a patient's acuity scores, API's Patient Classification software helps hospitals staff nurses' shifts based on medical needs.
EHRs Neglecting Preventative Care, Health Promotion
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Current e-health record software fails to help clinicians identify patients who need additional services, finds government report.
iMedicor To Create USA MCO Health Info Exchange
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
The nationwide health information network will provide the managed care organization's 350,000 doctors with secure messaging and medical data exchange capabilities.
Senators Propose HITECH Incentives For Mental Health
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
Senators Whitehouse and Reed introduced a bill proposing to expand e-health record system use by mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse professionals and facilities.
NextGen Inks EHR Deal With AMA
News  |  8/6/2010  | 
American Medical Association will offer the practice management and e-health record software through a SaaS model.
IBM, Aetna Intro Cloud Healthcare Decision Support
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
Collaborative Care Solution lets healthcare providers meet meaningful use, other certification criteria without having to directly manage IT systems.
Health Information Exchanges Improve Efficiency
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
Complying with government mandates, developing viable business model are top concerns of HIEs, finds eHealth Initiative.
Hospital Building Community Health Information Exchange
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Fremont Area Medical Center using Lawson software to develop a patient information exchange for Nebraska healthcare providers.
Stanley Awarded $6 Million HHS Contract
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Work on the Department of Health and Human Services' Nationwide Health Information Network to include issuing digital certificates, updating network directories, and providing help desk support.
Intel, GE Announce Telehealth Joint Venture
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
The venture, combining GE Healthcare's Home Health division and Intel's Digital Health Group, will focus on chronic disease management, independent living and assistive technologies.
Guerra On Healthcare: CIO's Guide To Avoiding Burnout
Commentary  |  8/2/2010  | 
How to maintain your health, your sanity, and your career under the pressure of meeting "Meaningful Use" regulations.


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