Content tagged with Electronic Health Records
posted in July 2012
Is Population Health Management Latest Health IT Fad?
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Several thought leaders are pushing the PHM approach to healthcare, but we need more sophisticated EHRs and clinical analytics systems to make it a reality.
Personal Health Record Handbook Designed To Energize Providers
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
To light a fire under clinicians, a new guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality extols the virtues of interactive PHRs and outlines steps for successful implementation.
AMA: Fold IT Tools Into Physician Profiling
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
The American Medical Association wants health insurers to standardize their doctor profiles and include clinical data from electronic health records; many carriers still balk.
Harvard's Connected Health Docs Service Fortune 500 Clients
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
Partners Healthcare specialists will work with CHS Healthcare Services, a large onsite clinic operator, to provide telemedicine services to its corporate clients.
Cerner Hosting Outage Raises Doctor, Hospital Concerns
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Cerner's national network went down for a day, forcing physicians to resort to handwritten orders.
CIO Roundtable: How To Navigate The Healthcare Maze
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Our brain trust of eight leading healthcare CIOs offers insights on Meaningful Use, accountable care, clinical analytics, and BOYD.
Health IT Attracts More Venture Capital in Q2
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Despite a decline in the total amount of U.S. venture capital investments, health information technology raised more capital and deals in the second quarter than in the same period in 2011.
Remote Patient Monitoring Market To Double By 2016
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Tight budgets and emergency room overcrowding will contribute to the uptick in remote and wireless patient monitoring systems to track vital signs. By 2016, the U.S. market will top $20 billion, new research says.
Poor Data Management Costs Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Healthcare organizations collect massive amounts of data but often fail to translate it into actionable insights, Oracle report says.
ONC Releases Guidelines For Direct Clinical Messaging
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Many health information service providers can't forward messages to providers that use other HISPs. ONC aims to ensure security and common standards across all direct communications.
Health IT Pros Face Salary Gap
Slideshows  |  7/20/2012  | 
Electronic medical records, compliance, and other initiatives are driving demand for health IT pros. But according to InformationWeek's 2012 Salary Survey, their compensation still trails that of IT professionals across all industries.
Physicians May Overestimate EHR Capabilities
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Three-quarters of doctors surveyed say their electronic health records systems can help them show Meaningful Use, but other polls challenge that optimistic view.
EHRs Need Accountable Care Features
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Electronic heath records still lack the tools necessary to carry out population health management, including the ability to generate work lists, says Health IT guru Shahid Shah. Some of those missing tools might be required in stage 3 of Meaningful Use.
When Medical Informatics Clashes With Medical Culture
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
What's the sense of having IT systems in place that can help cut medical costs if physicians ignore the price tag of the care they provide?
Top Health Information Exchange Vendors Ranked By IDC
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
IDC Health Insights has selected vendors offering the best tools and strategies for statewide HIEs facing a changing landscape.
Johns Hopkins Launches Center For Population Health IT
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Multidisciplinary unit will develop new IT tools for public health and accountable care, partner with private firms to bring them to market.
Personalized Medicine Will Transform Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/16/2012  | 
As healthcare providers incorporate deep analytics and advanced clinical decision support into everyday practice, they'll turn standardized medicine into personalized medicine.
Interactive PHRs Make Patients More Proactive
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
PHRs may not be popular, but consumers who use them are more likely to go in for cancer screenings and other important preventive care.
Doctors Still Don't Love Smartphone Dictation
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Physicians use digital dictation more than they used to, but obstacles remain to widespread adoption.
Contest Targets Consumer Interest In Electronic Health Records
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information promotes new contests aimed at encouraging patients to access their data and bolstering patient safety.
Healthcare Social Media: Time To Get On Board
Slideshows  |  7/12/2012  | 
Many hospitals and practices still hesitate to jump on board the social media bandwagon. Here's some practical advice to guide your organization through the decision process.
Accountable Care Organizations Step Up to Medicare's Challenge
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
More than 150 ACOs are now contracting with Medicare to cover 2.4 million seniors. They're going to need a lot of IT support.
How To Break Into Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  7/11/2012  | 
University degrees and certificate training both are valuable, but you must think strategically when choosing between them.
Montefiore Hospital Tackles Worrisome Computer Physician Order Entries
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
Researchers devise tool to track CPOE snafus, such as prescribing drugs for the wrong patient, and suggest ways to reduce potentially life-threatening mistakes.
PA Pushes Direct Messaging For Health Data Exchanges
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative launches grant program that encourages doctors to use secure emails instead of paper and fax to share patient information.
EHR Implementation Still Costs Too Much
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Even with the federal government's EHR incentives, many hospitals continue to fret about costs, according to recent KPMG poll.
Health IT Groups Criticize Information Exchange Regulation Plan
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Private sector asks the feds to ease up on Nationwide Health Information Network governance; too much regulation could squash growing health information exchanges, they say.
Health IT Support Centers Get Their Own Advocates
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Federally mandated regional extension centers have helped providers get on the EHR bandwagon; the Association of Regional Centers of Health Information Technology will now help these RECs stay afloat.
KLAS: Epic Consultants Struggle with Customers' EHR Needs
News  |  7/5/2012  | 
Consulting firms hired to help providers implement Epic's EHR system don't always deliver, according to this KLAS study.
IT-Enhanced Personalized Medicine Opens Investment Opportunities
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Entrepreneurs need to harness DNA data in electronic health records, empower patients, and improve treatment outcomes, says Fidelity analyst.
EHRs May Reduce Medical Malpractice Claims
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Harvard study suggests adoption of an electronic health record system may have a positive impact.


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