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
October 07, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
One of the questions long underlying the HIT transition is the “field of dreams” question: If you build EHRs, will the people come? More
October 05, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Since at least the creation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, it’s been quite clear that the federal government was going to play a major role in the... More
October 04, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Ask just about any health IT proponent and you’ll likely be told that HIT is intended, among other things, to help doctors improve their clinical decision-making. More
October 03, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
So you’ve finally decided to take the health IT plunge. Now what do you do? More
September 29, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
HIMSS recently gave the University of California San Diego Health System (UCSD) an award for reaching the highest level of advancement in electronic health records. More
September 28, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
What’s the role of a strategic plan? More
September 27, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
A new report from PwC's Health Research Institute suggests the healthcare sector is falling behind when it comes to protecting patient data, even "as new uses for digital health data emerge... More
September 26, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
A recently proposed regulation has doctors and patients’ advocates lining up to debate the question of how quickly patients should be able to access their own health information. More