Content tagged with Electronic Health Records
posted in December 2010
EHR Incentive Programs Ready For Monday Launch
News  |  12/30/2010  | 
Eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals can begin registering to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payment system.
Medicare Details IT Modernization Plan
News  |  12/29/2010  | 
Agency aims to transform into an information-centric organization to improve its delivery of healthcare services and manage new programs and requirements outlined in federal law.
NIIT Technologies Acquires EHR Platform
News  |  12/28/2010  | 
Indian IT firm will enter the U.S. healthcare market with the Preferr hosted electronic health records and referral management software.
Guerra On Healthcare: Is HITECH Worth It?
Commentary  |  12/27/2010  | 
Before you jump into the Meaningful Use qualification game, remember that it's voluntary and it means you now have a new boss: the federal government.
Epic Keeps Top Spot In Healthcare Software
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
KLAS' year-end report also cites Siemens, Cerner, and McKesson for making strong improvements in the health IT industry in 2010.
EMR Productivity Effects Vary By Primary Care Specialty
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
Healthcare systems should choose electronic medical records systems that reflect physician workflow demands to minimize decreases in efficiency, finds study.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Forecasts Top Health IT Trends
News  |  12/21/2010  | 
Analyst firm predicts that the industry will undergo an extreme strategy makeover in 2011, due to federal mandates, continuing cost pressures, and consumer demands.
Healthcare iPad Deployment To Approach 70% In 2011
News  |  12/20/2010  | 
The rising number of iPad point-of-care applications are accelerating its use by physicians, finds Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey.
Guerra On Healthcare: EHR Certification Boosts Competition
Commentary  |  12/20/2010  | 
Electronic health record vendors are applying for -- and receiving -- a government-backed stamp of approval, expanding options for vendors and buyers.
Stanley Black & Decker To Buy InfoLogix
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
The $61.2 million deal adds InfoLogix's mobility solutions expertise and 1,400 hospital customers to Stanley Black & Decker's healthcare solutions business unit.
17 Leading EHR Vendors
Slideshows  |  12/16/2010  | 
Electronic Health Records can help healthcare providers in the delivery and management of care to patients, including those with chronic conditions. The systems can also bolster decision making by providing clinicians with more comprehensive patient data, as well as help eliminate medical errors and reduce costs associated with unnecessary or redundant tests. Health care providers can access real-time clinical information, such as immediate access to test results, which allows them to initiate a
WellDoc Integrates Mobile Diabetes Coaching With AllScripts EHR
News  |  12/14/2010  | 
The DiabetesManager integration with Allscripts electronic health records system marks a first for a clinically tested mHealth solution, according to WellDoc.
EHR Adoption Crosses 50% Threshold
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Government survey finds that a slim majority of physicians are now using electronic health records or electronic medical records systems.
EHR Deployment May Cost $120,000 Per Doctor
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Doctors expect to see 10% fewer patients in first year of deploying e-health record systems, but gain boost patient encounters as much as 15% after adjusting to the new system, according to CDW Healthcare.
Health CIOs Shrink Meaningful Use Expectations
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
The percentage who expect to qualify for early stimulus funding has dropped by half since August, finds College of Health Information Management Executives survey.
Emergency Departments To Invest 30% More In IT
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Federal health IT funding will promote growth in the high-acuity information systems market in 2011, reports Millennium Research Group.
Health Information Exchanges' Tech Challenges
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
HIEs have the data, but accessing, sharing, and securing that data remain problematic.
Big Exchange, Big Challenges
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
The CEO of the largest U.S. health information exchange discusses mounting tech pressures.
The Workforce Challenge
Features  |  12/9/2010  | 
Finding the qualified people to build and deploy health information exchanges is one of the biggest problems the healthcare industry faces.
Health Information Exchanges' Tech Challenges
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
HIEs have the data, but accessing, sharing, and securing that data remains problematic
Supercomputer 'Virtual Cleanse' Aims To Ease Colonoscopy Preparation
Commentary  |  12/8/2010  | 
Image processing technologies being tested by Massachusetts General Hospital intend to take the yuck factor out of colorectal cancer screenings.
KP Follows Data To Better Hip, Knee Replacements
Commentary  |  12/7/2010  | 
By developing registries and tapping e-medical record data, Kaiser Permanente is improving outcomes for hip and knee implant patients.
HHS Challenges Developers To Create Healthcare Apps
News  |  12/3/2010  | 
The myHealthyPeople competition will award prizes for software that supports the Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2020 goals.
CCHIT Program To Help Hospitals Pass EHR Certification
News  |  12/2/2010  | 
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology certification program targets hospitals with legacy, customized or self-developed Electronic Health Record systems.


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