Content tagged with Electronic Health Records
posted in January 2012
Healthcare IT Needs More Crazy CIOs
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
The IT leaders who make a difference sometimes break the rules, but their vision and courage drive results for the customers who matter: patients.
Bipartisan Think Tank Tackles Health IT Costs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Bipartisan Policy Center also challenges government and health organizations to devise uniform specs on which to base patient care by June 2013.
Improved Patient Problem List Enhances Diagnoses
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
New clinical decision support tool gives doctors a better patient problem list, reminding doctors of those medical issues and leading to improved care, say researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
The Brave New World Of Enterprise Data Warehouses
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Mid-size hospitals know how to analyze their financial, operational, and clinical data. But to survive in the coming pay-for-performance world, they must take it to the next level.
GE To Fold Web-Based EHR
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Company will shut down Centricity Advance product for small medical practices and migrate customers to Centricity Practice Solution.
More Venture Capital Dollars Flow To Health IT
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Venture capitalists invested $633 million in medical software and services in 2011, a 22% increase from 2010.
Pay For Performance: Make Healthcare Metrics Count
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Healthcare providers must collect all sorts of quality and other performance data to meet emerging standards. We delve into the huge task ahead.
Kaiser Permanente Offers EHR App For Androids
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
iPhone app coming soon; patients also can securely access health records and email docs via mobile-friendly version of Kaiser website.
Quest Offers Electronic Heath Record Grants
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
EHR maker will discount the price of its Care360 EHR by 85% to help eligible healthcare providers adopt the technology.
IT Tools Help Patients Cut Prescription, Exam Costs
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Change Healthcare provides companies' employees with a Web portal, data analytics, personalized text messages, and email alerts to help them find lower-cost healthcare services and prescription drugs.
VA Telehealth Lauded As Model Healthcare Program
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
As U.K. report praises U.S. veterans' home health monitoring, it begs the question why telehealth hasn't gained traction across U.S. healthcare system.
American Docs Question Health IT's Benefits
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
U.S. physicians are more skeptical about the benefits of electronic health records and health information exchanges than their international counterparts, according to an Accenture study.
What Did Health IT Pros Accomplish in 2011?
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
National health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari reviews progress on interoperability and meaningful use of electronic health records.
9 Tablets Fit For Doctors
Slideshows  |  1/18/2012  | 
Since healthcare pros have embraced tablets in a big way, tablet makers have come up with a few design and feature twists for this demanding audience.
Epic Tops List of Meaningful Use Early Responders
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finds Epic the clear winner among providers rushing to obtain Meaningful Use incentive dollars. But that race has just started.
Nursing Home Data Exchange Puzzle Solved
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Keystone Beacon Community finds a way to extract nursing home and home care data from Medicare forms.
5 Tips For Sending Health Data To Cloud
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Health IT managers are reluctant to use cloud computing for data storage, says Iron Mountain exec Ken Rubin. Here's his advice for smart handling of health data.
Xerox ACS To Build Iowa Health Information Exchange
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
HIE will electronically connect the state's hospital systems, healthcare providers, and payers.
EHRs Linked to Errors, Harm, AMA Says
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
Clinicians can introduce errors when they copy and paste sensitive patient data into electronic health records, according to AMA research.
Why Personal Health Records Have Flopped
Commentary  |  1/12/2012  | 
It's not a security, privacy, or data-sharing problem. It's a patient problem.
Merge Healthcare Sees Second Chance In Medical Imaging
News  |  1/11/2012  | 
Vendor CEO calls for rapid image sharing and integration into EMRs.
Is 2012 The Year Of Online Patients?
Commentary  |  1/11/2012  | 
Meaningful Use programs, healthcare reform, and the public's love of mobile devices could add up to patients finally getting fully involved in their own care.
Turbocharge Your EHR With Additional Data Sources
Commentary  |  1/10/2012  | 
Chances are your clinical information systems are starved for data. Consider adding EMBASE, Micromedix, and other sources.
EHRs, Genomics Power Personalized Cancer Treatments
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
Dell cloud pulls together gene data to combat a deadly form of pediatric cancer.
Health IT Leaders Launch eNurse Mentoring Program
News  |  1/9/2012  | 
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is kicking off its new mentoring program with a website where experts can answer nurses' IT career questions.
Medicare Names 73 Innovation Advisers
News  |  1/6/2012  | 
Advisers will test better models of care delivery and share ideas, to further Obama administration's healthcare reform goals.
ONC Health IT Awareness Plan Gets Blue Cross Nod
News  |  1/5/2012  | 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's support for the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT program includes making the public more aware of the value of health IT.
Top 9 Health IT Stories Of 2011
Slideshows  |  1/4/2012  | 
2011 was a challenging year for healthcare IT professionals. Providers rolled out electronic health record systems to qualify for the government's Meaningful Use financial incentives. Meanwhile, mobile health apps took off, e-prescribing increased, health info exchanges got a start, and some organizations suffered data breaches. On the plus side, more health IT jobs became available.
5 Steps To Electronic Health Record Meaningful Use
News  |  1/3/2012  | 
HHS site offers small medical practices tips on selecting, implementing, and making the most of EHRs.


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