Content tagged with Electronic Health Records
posted in July 2011
Hospitals Boost IT Spending Plans
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
The prospect of Meaningful Use dollars has spurred healthcare providers to spend more in tough economic times, according to a HIMSS Analytics report.
Health IT Techs Get Another Certification Program
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
CompTIA offers industry-recognized credential that validates EHR installation and maintenance skills learned in federally funded community college courses.
IT Leaders Fight New HIPAA Rule
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
CHIME and MGMA take exception to a proposed requirement to produce access reports within 30 days after a patient's request.
VC Investments In Health IT Jump 27%
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
While overall investments in healthcare declined, venture capitalists are increasing their bets on health IT.
How Health IT-Related Errors Hurt Patient Safety
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
New analysis explains how the occasional glitches with EHRs and related systems can get out of hand.
Where The IT Jobs Are: Healthcare
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Demand and pay for health IT talent surges, according to online career site Dice.com.
Plead With HR For Fast IT Hiring
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Think tight government regulations or disgruntled docs are standing in the way of meeting your health IT goals? Nope, it could be Steve over in human resources.
Eye Doctors Need Specialized EHRs
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
An American Academy of Ophthalmology report outlines flaws in most primary-care oriented EHRs and offers remedies.
Two Leading Interface Engine Vendors Emerge
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
As information exchange between applications becomes even more important to healthcare IT, interface engines play a key role.
EHR Incentive Program: Hurt By Poor Checks, Balances?
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Department of Health and Human Services finds states are unable to gather information tied to Medicaid electronic health record payment eligibility.
FDA Data Mining Uncovers Harmful Drug Interaction
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Researchers mine FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System and corroborate findings using patient records to identify diabetes threat.
When Health IT Meets Bugs Bunny
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
HHS seeks vendor to produce cartoons to educate the public about the benefits of EHRs and other types of IT in healthcare.
Mobile Apps: Proposed FDA Rule Will Disrupt Industry
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
Regulations to classify apps as medical devices cover only a fraction of health-related apps, but many parties will be affected.
Doctor-Patient Conversation Not Just For The Office
Features  |  7/21/2011  | 
Patients say they want more electronic communications with their clinicians. Despite some obstacles, the momentum is growing.
CIGNA CIO: Technology Influences Customer Experience
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
Mark Boxer, who took on the CIO role at CIGNA in April 2011, talks about technology's role in supporting the health insurer's information-intensive global strategy.
IT Leadership Forum: Listen To Your Clinicians
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
The dialogue between IT execs and doctors isn't what it should be.
Doctor-Patient Conversation Not Just For The Office
Features  |  7/20/2011  | 
Patients say they want more electronic communications with their clinicians. Despite some obstacles, the momentum is growing.
VA Offers $50,000 In Personal Health Record Competition
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
The first team that builds a PHR using the Blue Button download format and places it on the websites of 25,000 physicians across the nation wins the prize.
Mayo Clinic Builds Next-Gen Health Information Exchange
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Open-source natural language processing software will provide additional context so that clinicians and researchers can better use patient data from a variety of sources.
Healthcare CIOs Top Power Play: Friendship
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
By wielding power softly, it's easier to convert electronic medical record doubters into advocates.
EHR Maker Greenway Files For $100 Million IPO
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Analyst says stock offering could be successful, based on Greenway's rapid growth and the quality of its electronic health record product.
Essence Raises Money To Push Cloud Healthcare Tools
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Private investors provided $61 million to Essence Group Holdings Corp. to expand its Lumeris cloud-based technology products and services for accountable care organizations.
When Social Features Meet Personal Health Records
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Employer consortium Dossia takes cues from social networking and games as it vies to boost usage of its personal health record site.
New MGMA Chief Brings Patient Safety, EHR Expertise
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Medical Group Management Association recruits Wisconsin Medical Society's CEO and the founder of two data-exchange bodies as new leader.
Personalized Medicine Generates Big Data
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Coriell Institute for Medical Research deploys IBM storage hardware and data management software to advance its biomedical research.
Critical Access Rural Hospitals Lack Health IT
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
While many hospitals are ramping up their adoption of electronic medical records and other technologies, a study shows that critical access hospitals are lagging behind in health IT implementation.
Healthcare Needs Help On Transparency
Commentary  |  7/14/2011  | 
The industry will need to get over its skittishness about sharing electronic health records with patients. Because patients will demand full access to their digital records, plain and simple.
GE Software Helps Docs Prepare For Meaningful Use
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
GE Healthcare upgrades Centricity electronic medical record and practice management system to help physicians prepare for Meaningful Use and the changeover to ICD-10 codes.
Federal Budget Battle Won't Threaten 'Meaningful Use' Dollars
News  |  7/14/2011  | 
HIMSS official says EHR incentive program is now officially an entitlement, and thus government is obligated to fund it.
Johns Hopkins Execs: How To Make Medicine Smarter
Commentary  |  7/14/2011  | 
CIO and chief medical information officer share lessons learned on electronic health records, embedded intelligence, risk reduction, and personalized medicine.
Make Patient Safety Goals Part Of Meaningful Use
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
A proposal to include the 2011 National Patient Safety Goals in future MU criteria and certification requirements for electronic health records has the support of the EHR Association.
E-Prescribing: Not Quite Ready For Prime Time?
Commentary  |  7/13/2011  | 
A recent study suggests that electronic systems cause just as many errors as paper-based ones, but deeper analysis doesn't support that conclusion.
Consultants Deploy Healthcare Apps Better Than Vendors
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Third-party firms almost always do a superior job implementing a vendor's applications as compared to the vendor itself, says a new KLAS study.
How To Redesign The EMR User Experience
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Seattle Children's Hospital enlists product design firm to engineer prototype patient information viewer for better communication.
Most Physicians Don't Tap EHR's Full Potential
News  |  7/8/2011  | 
Many smaller practices still don't take advantage of features such as electronic prescribing, registries, electronic data for quality measurement, and clinical decision support tools.
Hospitals Don't Always Plan for 'Hybrid' EMRs
News  |  7/8/2011  | 
Transition to EMRs may be slowed by long period of running parallel paper and electronic systems, a survey suggests.
Delays Force Feds To Propose EHR Reporting Changes
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services isn't ready yet to accept data online from providers regarding clinical quality measures.
E-Prescribing Doesn't Make The Grade
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
Outpatient electronic prescribing doesn't cut out the common mistakes made in manual systems, study finds.
HHS Seeks To Standardize Insurance Transactions
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
The department is seeking comment on proposed rules for electronically verifying patient eligibility for a health plan and checking the status of insurance claims.
Harvard Goes To School On Big Data
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
IBM Netezza appliance powers medical school's analysis of 10-million-plus patient records for drug safety research.
Guerra On Healthcare: The Complexities Of System Change
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
ONC doesn't fully appreciate how difficult it is to re-engineer the healthcare system, or how dangerous one piece of incorrect code can be to patients.
Health IT Tips From Independent Physician Associations
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Report looks to IPAs for tips to help small and midsize physician practices adopt electronic health records and other IT systems.
Allscripts Launches Revenue Cycle Management For Large Practices
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Using a subscription model, Allscripts targets large organizations that are outsourcing their RCM operations.
EMR Problems Hurt Doctor Efficiency, AMA Says
News  |  7/1/2011  | 
Inconsistent user interfaces, password fatigue, and the rapid pace of change continue to trip up doctors who are using electronic medical records.
Google Health Dies, But PHR Market Still Growing
News  |  7/1/2011  | 
Personal health records will see a 33% gain in revenue through 2015 as doctors push patients to use health IT systems, finds Frost & Sullivan study.


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