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Articles by Nicole Lewis
posted in March 2011
Intense lobbying from the governor and healthcare providers led the state legislature to overturn previous rejections of federal EHR funding.
More than 60 healthcare and health IT organizations are supporting the federal government's push for authenticated, encrypted health information to be shared with trusted recipients over the Internet.
Healthcare providers and hospitals are being prepped to apply for Medicare meaningful use funds starting April 18, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Public comments are due April 22 on the plan, which outlines how the federal government will implement health IT initiatives over the next five years.
Online channels are popular for administrative tasks like appointment setting and billing, but patients vastly prefer traditional communications when consulting with doctors, according to Capstrat poll.
Under the five-year deal, HP will act as the state's fiscal agent, strengthen its Medicaid operations, and help position it for healthcare reform.
Among its task orders, the firm will transition IT systems to comply with new ICD-10 and prescription administrative standards and develop technologies to help service members with TBI and PTSD.
The National Conference of State Legislatures Web site is cataloging actions and legislation pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, enabling comparison among states.
Telemedicine and collaborative tools are also high on health IT professionals' project lists, reports Avaya survey.
Licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and behavioral health facilities would have access to federal electronic health record stimulus funding under the proposed Senate legislation.
My Cancer Genome Web site will collect information about genetic mutations that impact different cancers and link to targeted research on treatment options.
Healthcare providers can use iPads, iPhones, BlackBerrys, and Android devices to submit prescription orders to pharmacies, check for potential medication interactions, and verify patient eligibility.
While electronic health record adoption is high, only 47% of executives think IT will improve their work environment and 85% are worried about how to pay for it, finds Dell study.
As technology plays a larger role in the healthcare setting, nurse informaticists see increasing demand, responsibility, and compensation, finds HIMSS study.
Literature review shows 92% of recent studies support the government's push to bring technology into the medical office.
Electronic health record vendors, healthcare providers, and others say Stage Two and Three timelines, targets, and objectives are too demanding, according to a CCHIT survey.
Apple's tablet creates opportunities for healthcare providers to better organize, store, and share medical data using mobile technology and can empower doctors to be more productive and decisive.
Nearly three-quarters of people want to be able to get lab results, request appointments, pay medical bills, and communicate with their doctor's office through secure portals, finds Intuit Health study.
The electronic medical record sector grew 13.6%, and will approach 20% over the next two years in advance of meaningful use requirements, found Kalorama Information study.
The human resources services firm will integrate AdvancedMD's practice management and electronic health record offerings for SMB medical practices into its Employer Services segment.
Buying the maker of the Fusionfx medical interoperability suite will further Harris' entry into the commercial healthcare market.