Content tagged with Electronic Health Records
posted in July 2013
Michael J. Fox Foundation Points Big Data At Parkinson's
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
Kaggle Challenge winner Lionsolver proves that passive data collection can improve patient care and medical research.
Hospitals Struggle With EHRs For Quality Reporting, AHA Says
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
AHA report details problems hospitals encountered with EHRs in MU stage 1, recommends policy changes to address them.
Senate Committee Gets Earful On Health IT Woes
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Experts share concerns about Meaningful Use timeline, obstacles faced by rural hospitals, challenge of sharing electronic health records.
Healthcare Reform Spurs Health IT Mergers
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Deal-making declined in the first half of 2013 due to tax-law changes, but interest in buying healthcare firms remains high.
High EHR Usage: Driven By Need Or Regulations?
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
When analyzing CMS data showing improvements in healthcare associated with EHR usage, beware "clicks for cash" phenomenon, cautions one analyst.
Why EHRs Don't Lower Total Healthcare Costs
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
A new study says electronic records led to smaller increases, but providers need bigger changes to reduce total costs.
Aetna CarePass Combines Mobile Health App Data
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
CarePass integrates data from personal health records, multiple mobile fitness and wellness apps to help people achieve health goals.
HIMSS Health IT Value Suite Pitches Providers
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
HIMSS tries to put positive spin on benefits of healthcare technology, despite some studies that show little gains from health IT.
How 3 ACOs Use Technology To Survive
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Nine accountable care organizations are dropping out of a program touted as a key cost-saving element of Obamacare. Here's how three providers are using technology to stick it out.
Mashup Analytics: The Future Of Big Data
Commentary  |  7/16/2013  | 
Mashup IT reflects human behavior, in real-time and on location, and it tracks people changing their behaviors.
Health Information Exchanges Grow, But Slowly
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
Most HIEs that help unrelated organizations exchange data admit they don't have a long-term business model.
ONC Outpost Ready To Help Docs With Regulations
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
New Jersey branch of Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT is converting into a membership organization to help providers meet Meaningful Use, ACO and patient-centered medical home requirements.
Healthcare Experts Watch For EHR Dropoff By Docs
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Of the doctors who attested to Meaningful Use of EHRs in 2011, 20% failed to participate in the federal incentive program in 2012, new data says.
HHS Releases Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  7/10/2013  | 
Public/private partnerships should make it easier to report health IT-related adverse events and correct potential patient safety concerns.
Teleservices Interest Grows In Healthcare
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
While the number of remotely monitored patients remains small, it's expected to rise rapidly, CSC report says.
9 Pioneer ACOs Expected To Leave Medicare Program
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Reasons aren't clear, but quality of data benchmarking and lack of access to claims data are said to be among the gripes.
HHS Expands Health IT Regional Extension Centers' Mission
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
RECs surpass their goal of helping small medical practices acquire EHRs, now apply their expertise to other healthcare reform objectives.
Halamka: IT Must Plan For Disparate EHRs
News  |  7/1/2013  | 
Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka advocates affiliation planning, or using prebuilt templates to facilitate workflow between disparate EHRs.


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