Content tagged with Electronic Health Records
posted in February 2013
Caradigm Expands Health Information Exchange Capabilities
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Microsoft-GE Healthcare joint venture adds tools to support population health management, accountable and integrated care, and third-party app development.
CPOE Cuts Medication Errors By 48%, Says Study
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
But it's still unclear whether the computerized ordering systems actually reduce harm to patients.
Speech Recognition Booms As EHR Adoption Grows
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Nuance leads field, but M*Modal is rising, KLAS report finds. Meanwhile, natural language processing and computer-assisted coding gain interest.
Electronic Records Increase Preventive Testing, Study Says
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Women's health screening rates for many common conditions rise as IT becomes more sophisticated, study finds.
Aetna Consolidates Health IT Assets
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
New Healthagen business unit will sell integrated care coordination, population health management, physician workflow transformation services.
Dell Targets Healthcare With Windows 8 Tablet
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Dell touts security features, long battery life, and lower cost of managing Latitude over iPad.
Health IT Proves Economic Mettle, Research Says
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Electronic health records and medication and disease management systems offer the most ROI, research review finds.
Kareo Launches Free EHR Based On Epocrates Technology
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Practice management services vendor Kareo bought intellectual property, hired CMIO before Epocrates agreed to takeover by Athenahealth.
In ICD-10 Transition, Training Trumps Tech Concerns
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Clinical readiness is a top concern among providers regarding the ICD-10 transition, says recent KLAS report.
HIMSS Plans New EHR Testing Ground
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Interoperability innovation center will let EHR vendors and other entities test their systems' ability to exchange data with other health IT systems.
CHIME CEO Wants CIO Voices In Healthcare Policy
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Incoming CHIME CEO seeks to give health IT professionals a greater leadership role in public policy, offer "tactical and practical" assistance to overburdened CIOs.
5 Ways To Improve Healthcare Information Exchanges
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Define the problem you want to solve with an HIE -- and be ready for incompatibility headaches, say experts.
New Query Tool Searches EHR Unstructured Data
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Developed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Queriable Patient Inference Dossier (QPID) extracts data from unstructured text to answer clinician questions.
Doctors Push Back Against Health IT's Workflow Demands
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Doctors are angry that accountable care organization workflows seem more like manufacturing, less like healthcare, say panelists at eHealth Initiative conference.
U.K. Telehealth Ambitions Lack Firm Foundations
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
European policymakers see shifting chronic illness care into the home as a panacea to rising healthcare costs. But to get mobile healthcare off the ground, a lot of back-end work needs to be done.
ONC Continues Debate On Patient Safety Plan
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) elaborates on its plans for using health IT and patient engagement to deliver safer care.
Health IT Needs Moneyball Technique To Succeed
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
Big data in healthcare should copy the movie's analytics strategy, says eHealth Initiative Annual Conference keynote speaker.
Physicians Prefer 'Best Of Breed' Emergency Department EHRs
News  |  2/11/2013  | 
KLAS survey shows that doctors like specialty EHRs' documentation and other features -- but many providers still choose "one size fits all" enterprise systems.
Online Consults Increasing, Despite Physicians' Concerns
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
New primary care model gains momentum as payers see cost-cutting potential and consumers demand better service.
Family Physicians Lead In EHR Adoption
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
More than two-thirds of family doctors had EHRs in 2011, and that number is rising, new research says.
U.K. Cancer Doctors Stop Lugging Suitcases Of Documents
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Clatterbridge Cancer Center in North West England is ditching its antiquated paper records for a digital system.
Hospitals, CIOs Laud Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
HHS's "light regulatory approach" to a national patient safety plan draws qualified praise from industry trade groups.
McKesson, Cerner Talk Health IT Interoperability Alliance?
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
The two systems vendors are said to be in talks to cooperate on health information exchange.
Health Information Exchange Debate Gets Fiery
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Experts disagree about the viability and usefulness of the current generation of health HIEs. Will more nimble HIEs deliver better results?
Could X-rays Be New Route To U.K. EHRs?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
As British health leaders face demands for greater use of IT to improve patient care, vendor-neutral archive (VNA) technology shows promise in providing the groundwork for a national EHR.
Will Doctors Embrace Tibbr Enterprise Social Networking Platform?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Social media tool draws on Facebook-style features to streamline communication and do away with paper processes.
Clinical Decision Support A Turnoff For Patients, Says Study
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Patients rate doctors who use decision aids more negatively than those who diagnose on their own or after consulting experts.
Health IT Startups Make VCs Swoon
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Investments in the health sector exploded in 2012, with consumer-facing technologies and M&A activity especially robust.


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