Sherree Geyer

Sherree Geyer is a Phoenix-based freelance writer who specializes in healthcare issues.

Disaster recovery and backup are one of the 'first areas where hospitals dip their toe in cloud computing,' said Kathy Downing of AHIMA.

By Sherree Geyer 12:18 pm October 28, 2016
Big opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings mean cloud should become 'the archetype for small organizations' (and some big ones too).

"Eight years ago when I was seeing patients, I would dictate for 90 seconds after every patient in free text and communicate all care provided," said Shaun Grannis, MD. "Today, I fill-out a five-page template for a sore throat that no one wants to read, with details that providers often miss."

By Sherree Geyer 12:15 pm October 04, 2016
"The voices of regulation, defensive medicine, billing and quality measure reporting have been so loud that the primary reason for documentation has been ignored," said Peter Basch, MD, of MedStar Health in Washington.
augmented virtual reality

The USC-developed BraveMind VR headset was deployed to Iraq to help service members combat stress.

By Sherree Geyer 07:43 am September 21, 2016
From treating service members to training clinicians, augmented and virtual reality could soon reshape patient therapy, disease research, medical education and more.

"University research serves at least three useful purposes," says deputy national coordinator Jon White, MD. "First is innovation. Second is evidence on the effect of IT on health and healthcare. Third is implementation."
 

By Sherree Geyer 02:32 pm June 10, 2016
Universities are key incubators of "early-stage, high-risk, high-yield research that transfers to the private sector."
By Sherree Geyer 11:54 am April 29, 2016
Michael Middleton, MD, credits online patient portals with helping him grow his Orlando, Florida-based pediatric practice more than three-fold in two-and-a-half years – while keeping staff cost increases at 20 percent.
Patient using laptop
By Sherree Geyer 06:00 am September 09, 2015
Kaiser Permanente engages 45 percent of its more than 9 million members through online portals, which offer EHR access and secure physician-patient email. But not all providers are able to demonstrate such healthy numbers.
Man with smartphone
By Sherree Geyer 07:24 am July 15, 2015
Cleveland Clinic and other health systems are putting a priority on smartphone apps that can help reduce preventable readmissions "through improved patient education, follow up, communication and care coordination."
doctor on laptop
By Sherree Geyer 09:26 am July 07, 2015
Hospitals that leverage online learning to reduce the cost of continuing education requirements may experience a bonus: lower lengths of stay, reduced readmissions and improved quality indicators.
Roadblock
By Sherree Geyer 10:02 am June 01, 2015
Anna Orlova, senior director, standards at AHIMA, compares the current interoperability of today's electronic health record systems to treadle sewing machines of the early 20th century.
Frustrated doctor
By Sherree Geyer 10:10 am May 11, 2015
Recent repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula, which benchmarked reimbursement to the U.S. gross domestic product, could complicate things for IT systems already overburdened with federal reporting regulations.

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