Content tagged with Healthcare
posted in May 2013
HIE Participation Doesn't Create Test Savings, Study Says
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Physicians in Colorado HIE ordered fewer lab tests and the same number of imaging tests, but costs remained constant.
EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Doctor's angry blog post calls attention to year-old law that would punish those who don't meet Meaningful Use EHR criteria with loss of their medical licenses.
ONC Steps Up MU Stage 2 Preparation
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency releases interoperability guidelines, launches training modules to help providers meet criteria for information exchange.
FDA Warns Mobile Health Apps Makers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
Why Some Doctors Don't Lean On EHR
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
EHR use has less to do with doctors' tech savvy than how they deal with clinical uncertainty, suggests research.
DOD Seeks Commercial EHR
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hagel shoots down possibility of DOD adopting VA's Vista and sinks the joint iEHR. Epic Systems might win out.
CIO Tough Love: Agility Demands Increasing
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
IT leaders, brace yourself for pain as you push for agility. Business needs are emerging so rapidly that tools don't exist to support them, said CIOs at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
Medicare Proffers $1 Billion For Healthcare Innovation Projects
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Federal health agency offers funding for new models of nonhospital care that cut federal health expenditures, improve health of specific patient populations.
Doximity Branches Into CME With Cleveland Clinic
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Professional network will give continuing medical education points to doctors for care-related literature searches and discussions with colleagues.
PatientsLikeMe Launches Open Research Exchange
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Social networking site PatientsLikeMe loans its 200,000-member community to academic and pharma researchers to validate online questionnaires that measure patient outcomes.
15% Of Physicians Declining EHRs: Deloitte Survey
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Deloitte survey contrasts with other data that finds near-universal adoption, reports EHR resisters tend to be older and solo practitioners.
Healthcare Reform Too Focused On Doctors: Telemedicine Pioneer
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Hopkins physician Jay Sanders, known as the father of telemedicine, says emphasis should be on changing patient behavior.
EHRs, Communication Can Co-Exist For Doctors, AMA Says
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
American Medical Association report finds that doctors who use EHRs during exams can maintain a good relationship with patients as long as electronic devices don't get in the way.
Google CEO Recovering From Vocal Cord Paralysis
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Larry Page has published a Google+ post explaining his recent voice problems.
Health Plans Seek EHR Data For New Payment Models
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
As value-based payments take hold, insurers aim to access EHR clinical data and move to automated, real-time information exchange.
HL7 Preps Healthcare Clinical Messaging Standard
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Framework aims to simplify writing interfaces between healthcare information systems, help researchers gather clinical data from EHRs.
ONC Webinar Reveals Details of Data Exchange Projects
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Agency seeks feedback on interoperability efforts in the field while continuing to guide private sector's efforts.
20 Health IT Leaders Who Are Driving Change
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Innovation is tough amid today's regulatory checklists. These leaders are getting it done.
Medicare Incentives Spur Jump In E-Prescribing
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Surescripts annual report shows 38% growth in electronic prescribing in 2012, plus growing use of online medication histories and benefit data.
Why Telemedicine Should Be Integrated With EHRs, ACOs
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Telemedicine expert Rashid Bashshur says mobile health technologies must integrate with EHRs to make accountable care organizations work.
Kolodner Joins Telehealth Firm ViTel Net
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Former national health IT coordinator moves to the vendor side, aims to use high-speed mobile data infrastructure to give patients more care options.
University of Kentucky HealthCare Revamps Order Sets
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Kentucky health system beta-tests Elsevier authoring tool as it streamlines a decade of CPOE history.
Archimedes Analyzes Medicare Claims For Developers, Researchers
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Analytics company teams with Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to give developers access to data that could help them create better healthcare apps.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Needs More Time, CHIME Says
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Healthcare CIO group tells U.S. senators that providers need extension on current timeframe for EHR, interoperability work.
Lyfechannel Wins HHS Mobile App Challenge
News  |  5/3/2013  | 
Myfamily app presents content from Healthfinder.gov site to help consumers take charge of their healthcare.
Post Acute Care Manager Promises Lower Costs
News  |  5/2/2013  | 
NaviHealth program combines information from outcomes database and case manager followup to help plans and providers reduce post-acute care costs by up to 30%.
Jawbone's BodyMedia Buy: Wearable Monitors Heat Up
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Investors eye the growing wearable health device market as sensors become more sophisticated and deliver more health information to consumers.
Rx Abuse Data Tools Sought By Healthcare
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Doctors, pharmacies could more easily join fight against drug diversion if states followed uniform data rules, says standards organization NCPDP.


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