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
September 23, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
We end the week on a note that is semi-whimsical, and thus also at least half-serious. More
September 22, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
To put it mildly, there's no shortage of attention being paid to protecting the privacy of patient information. More
September 20, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
One of the underlying assumptions in the HIT transition is that EHRs and other health IT products will continue to evolve, enabling providers to become ever more efficient and effective. More
September 19, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
A recent study has found little reason to expect significant health benefits due to the CPOE requirements found in the first stage of the Meaningful Use regulations. More
September 16, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Federal officials are reporting a significant increase in the number of providers who have signed up for the MU incentive program. More
September 15, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The problem with health IT policymakers and stakeholders is that they are dedicated to the idea that effective, widespread use of IT can lead to a healthier population. More
September 14, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The primary assumption upon which the HIT transition is arguably based is that more information is better than less. More