Health Systems Must Boost Patient Education On EHRs
Hospitals and healthcare providers are in danger of missing out on meaningful use incentives if they don't make a stronger effort to encourage consumers to use electronic health records, finds PricewaterhouseCoopers research.
CHIME Recommends Waiting On Meaningful Use Stage 2
While the government wants to implement Stage 2 Electronic Health Records and MU quickly, it shouldn't move forward until a third of eligible hospitals and providers have demonstrated progress under Stage 1, said the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Health IT Execs To Boost Spending In 2011
Qualifying for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive funds is driving most hospital CIOs to increase their budgets and staff, found HIMSS survey.
Speech Recognition Aids Physicians, Cuts Costs
Healthcare providers say speech recognition technology can produce staff reductions, improve report turnaround times, and increase physician satisfaction, according to a new report from KLAS.
HHS Invests $270 Million In Public Health IT
The funds supporting infrastructure, research, and tracking are part of $750 million allocated for states' disease prevention efforts announced by the Department of Health and Human Services.
FDA Clears iPhone, iPad Radiology App
Mobile MIM software displays medical images on the Apple devices, an indication of the growing importance of wireless devices in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Blumenthal Slams EHR Critics
The national coordinator for health IT said a recent study that showed little clinical benefits from electronic health records is flawed.
Health IT's Future Without David Blumenthal
The outgoing national coordinator for Health IT charted a course for meaningful use of EHRs, accelerated health IT adoption, and spurred cooperation among healthcare stakeholders.