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
October 20, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Naturally, when it comes to the number of providers signing up for the HITECH incentive program, HIT policymakers would like to be able to report a banner first year. More
October 19, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
If you had to choose the one idea driving the HIT transition, it would probably be along the lines of, “Information is good, and more information is better.” More
October 18, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
One of the unpleasant truths of legislative initiatives is that, more often than not, policymakers get more than they bargained for. More
October 17, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Federal HIT policymakers have dedicated themselves to moving the healthcare sector away from paper and into the digital future. More
October 14, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Yesterday we highlighted testimony from a recent meeting of ONC’s Meaningful Use working group in which stakeholders described the difficulties some providers are having meeting the MU requirements. More
October 13, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
At a recent meeting of ONC’s Meaningful Use workgroup, healthcare stakeholders reported that many providers are successfully grappling with MU requirements, but problems remain. More
October 12, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Federal officials have been quick to note the rising number of providers signing up for HITECH incentives, but a recent analysis suggests they may want to pay a little more attention to making sure... More
October 11, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
While many providers have decided to transition from paper records to EHRs, many others have not, and cost seems to be one of the main reasons for the reluctance. More