EHR Worst Practices
Just a partial list of EHR snafus emphasizes the need for a better system of tracking errors.
Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform
President Obama's former national coordinator for health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, shares his thoughts on progress with meaningful use of electronic health records, and what's next for healthcare reform.
6 E-Prescribing Vendors To Watch
If your healthcare organization hasn't embraced electronic prescribing, it's time to get going. Consider this cross-section of today's array of e-prescribing tools .
Docs Need To Be More Social
Social networks can help with goals including population and patient monitoring, care management, and care coordination--but physicians remain more likely to interact with peers than patients.
Hospital Rooms Get Smart
IBM and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have created smart hospital rooms that use advanced IT tools to make medical and nursing care more intelligent, faster, and safer.
Are EHR Incentives A Waste Of Money?
Critics charge that Meaningful Use incentives only reward longtime users of health IT rather than encourage new electronic health record adoption.
Meaningful Use Compliance: A Piece Of Cake?
The feds have already paid out $653 million in incentives to clinicians who've implemented electronic health records. For some providers, the work wasn't so hard after all.
2-D Barcodes Can Automatically Update EHRs
Cook Children's, Microsoft, Athenahealth, and drug makers Merck and Sanofi Pasteur develop system that allows smartphones to scan vaccine label information into e-health records.
Apple FaceTime May Be HIPAA Secure
Use of tablets and smartphones for secure communications could produce a major change in the way doctors and patients communicate--if reimbursement policies change.