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Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in September 2011
Discounted EHRs Offered To Doctors In N.C.
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Allscripts has joined forces with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to expand the reach of its MyWay electronic health record tool.
HHS Offers $13.2 Million For Behavioral Health IT
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Organizations serving people with mental and substance use disorders get grants to improve IT capabilities.
Will Your EHR Land You In Court?
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Legally, EHRs are double-edged swords: They protect clinicians from malpractice litigation but also put them at greater risk.
Health IT Ready To Tackle ACO's Challenges
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
The feds have yet to explain exactly what's needed to participate in an Accountable Care Organization, but many providers are ready jump on the bandwagon anyway.
Sage Practice Management Software Sold At Big Loss
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Misguided development doomed the practice management/electronic health record system company, says an analyst.
Health Searches Scare You? Medify's Personalized Answer
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Search on a health term and you often find data on the extremes, either too generic or too complex. Medify database aims to fix that.
IT Best Practices Can Sidestep EHR Snafus
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
This guide to electronic health record basics isn't rocket science, but it's required reading for healthcare IT pros.
How To Fix The Personal Health Record Mess
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
So few Americans are interested in creating a digitalized PHR that Google had to close its service. But there are ways to get the public interested.
Mobile Diabetes App Makes The Grade
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
WellDoc's DiabetesManager lowered long-term blood glucose levels in a recent randomized trial, but didn't affect clinical symptoms.
Cloud Apps In The Real World
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
Not every clinical app is right for the cloud, but these two case studies offer some insights into what does work.
How EHRs Feed The Clinical Research Pipeline
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Natural language processing programs can now data mine e-records to help locate the best candidates for clinical trials. Several major healthcare organizations have taken notice.
New Software Helps Docs Identify, Contact At-Risk Patients
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Phytel's suite of care management tools uses e-medical record data to identify gaps in patient care.
AmeriHealth Taps NaviNet For Mobile Care Management
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Pilot study will send patient information to physicians' smartphones in the exam room, where critical clinical decisions are made.
Want Career Advancement? Try Health IT
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
The demand for health IT skills and experience is fueling career advancement and job opportunities at all levels, according to recruiters and hiring managers.
Is The Cloud Safe For Health Apps?
Commentary  |  9/13/2011  | 
Some healthcare providers are still hesitant to put patient data and clinical apps in the cloud. Here's how they cope with their angst.
Can Health IT Fix The Evidence Gap?
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
It's impossible for clinicians to stay up to date on every medical innovation. But certain technologies and practices can help them stay current.
More Patients Collect Prescriptions In Integrated Healthcare Systems
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Healthcare systems that link pharmacy data with electronic health records see better compliance with patients picking up their medications, reports Kaiser Permanente study.
Xbox Kinect Helps Monitor Seniors' Health
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Doppler radar technology is also used in research to help detect oncoming illnesses, fall risk in older adults.
Do EHRs Improve Clinical Outcomes? An Objective View
Commentary  |  9/9/2011  | 
The evidence to suggest that electronic health records really make a difference has not been overwhelming--until now.
Feds Inject $12 Million Into Rural Health IT
News  |  9/8/2011  | 
Forty grant recipients will get about $300,000 each to purchase technology, install broadband networks, and train staff members.
How Penn Medicine Mines E-Records For Clinical Trial Prospects
News  |  9/7/2011  | 
It shows a hospital wringing value out of an electronic record system that took years to implement. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
Health Monitoring Data Supplements Telehealth Capabilities
News  |  9/7/2011  | 
American Well and Numera partner to help doctors better track chronically ill patients and initiate early intervention when needed.
Telemonitoring Pilot Attacks Diabetes
News  |  9/7/2011  | 
Health information exchange's project aims to keep diabetic patients out of the ER; if it works, the technology could pay for itself.
10 Healthcare IT Innovators: InformationWeek 500
Slideshows  |  9/6/2011  | 
InformationWeek 500 healthcare companies and hospitals are using technology in inventive ways to improve care. These innovations include a unique virtual reality system for burn victims, "Smart Rooms," and a customized program to track application and system performance problems. Take a quick peek at 10 of these IT initiatives in our slideshow.
EHR Vendors Pan Medicare Quality Reporting Approach
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Plan to require submission of patient-level, rather than aggregate, data would cost too much and be too complex, say Electronic Health Record Association members.
HIE Vendor Market Poised For Shakeup
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Among dozens of vendors selling technology products and services to health information exchanges, no clear player dominates, study says.
Most Connected Hospitals List Ranks EMR Achievers
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
U.S. News and World Report turns to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's metrics to compile first-ever list.
VA, DOD Choose Open Source To Combine EHRs
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Two federal departments launch open-source community to create a single EHR that combines military and VA records.
NYC Program Shows EHRs Can Boost Preventive Care
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Program led by Farzad Mostashari, before he became national health IT coordinator, supports entering structured data into an EHR to monitor a population's health.
EHRs Produce Better Clinical Outcomes In Cleveland
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Large study finds greater adherence to healthcare standards and improved outcomes for diabetics when physicians use electronic health records.
Smart Ways To Deal With Dumb Clinical Alerts
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
Clinical alerts may help reduce dangerous drug interactions, but sometimes they cause more problems than they solve. Experts describe best practices to make them work better.
Athenahealth's EHR Tools Boost Quality Of Care, Revenue
News  |  9/1/2011  | 
The insurer has developed a cloud-based "accelerator" program that may help clinicians more accurately report patient data, meet National Committee for Quality Assurance standards, and improve their bottom line.

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