February 06, 2014 | Jeff Rowe | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
One of the enduring ironies when it comes to health IT is the contradiction between the understandable concern among healthcare stakeholders over data security and the apparent willingness of... More
January 28, 2014 | Jeff Rowe | Mobile/Wireless
Too good to be true? The evidence is piling up and stakeholders are beginning to take seriously the idea that gaming could help reduce costs and streamline processes. More
March 14, 2013 | Jeff Rowe | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Healthcare stakeholders and policymakers are working overtime to build the bridge into the digital future. But is there a risk that bridge may collapse under the weight of expectations? More
February 07, 2013 | Jeff Rowe | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
To put it mildly, the transition to EHRs comes freighted with a whole host of expectations. More
August 01, 2012 | Jeff Rowe | Electronic Health Records
It’s just one report, but based on the results of a recent study by Manhattan Research, policymakers may want to make sure that the array of programs designed to facilitate the use of EHRs and other... More
July 24, 2012 | Jeff Rowe | Electronic Health Records
Predicting where EHRs are going is, of course, more than just a hobby for many people in the healthcare sector. More
November 04, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
With this post, HITECHWatch is calling it a day. More
November 03, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
On the matter of EHR safety, there seems to be some disagreement. More
November 02, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Investments are often risky, but the current huge investment in health IT often seems to bring a particularly unique risk. More
November 01, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Separately, doctors and patients are facing a steep learning curve as the HIT transition continues. But the biggest problem looming may be the one that the two camps can only solve together. More
October 31, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
When the topic of protecting patient data comes up, the discussion usually concerns how best to protect information from being stolen or inappropriately accessed. But that’s the easy part of the... More
October 28, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Progress brings new benefits, but it also brings new uncertainties. More
October 26, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
OK, the headline is misleading. There aren’t really a million consumer health apps available for smartphone users. More
October 25, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Yesterday we floated a question about the proper role of government in facilitating system-wide change. More
October 24, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
One time-honored question in policy circles goes like this: Should government prescribe specific solutions, or just point to the goal and let industry stakeholders figure out how to get there? More