Profile of Neil Versel
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Neil Versel is a journalist specializing in health IT, mobile health, patient safety, quality of care & the business of healthcare. He’s also a board member of @HealtheVillages.
Articles by Neil Versel
posted in June 2011
Despite a Chicago-area baby's death from a drug overdose, health IT advocates say EMRs are still superior to paper charts.
eHealth Initiative offers several best practices in the latest version of its health information exchange toolkit.
Healthcare workforce development programs can freely use the information repository, comprised of more than 7 GB of lectures, assessments, and instructor manuals
A pilot study finds better disease management when EHRs are used in the context of a patient-centered medical home.
A UCLA study suggests that linking mobile sensors that monitor physiological functions and physical activities to smartphones may help reduce the risk of rehospitalization.
One Texas health system transfers thousands of diagnostic-quality images to caregivers daily, using a secure, high-speed system that meets HIPAA requirements.
NYU Langone Medical Center uses vein recognition technology linked to an EHR system to streamline registration, guard against duplication, fraud.
Most hospitals are still capturing patient data manually, fouling up clinical transformation goals, reports HIMSS study.
Administration's new council focuses on technology to spur economic growth for the 16% of Americans who live in rural areas.
Data management, changes to the patient relationship, and practice management issues are key barriers to implementation, doctors say in study.
Citing unreasonable timelines, the Health IT Standards Committee recommends that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put off compliance with stage 2 healthcare rules until 2014.
Most electronic medical records do little more than create an electronic version of a paper chart, according to an exec at a healthcare IT vendor.
Even well developed systems still have plenty of room for improvement, according to a study published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.
Healthcare providers who don't write prescriptions electronically may be subject to a 1% Medicare payment reduction in 2012.