October 26, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Here we go again: Another article on how electronic medical records are not a "cure-all." Can we please divorce EMRs and EHRs from the "cure-all" designation? EHR... More
October 22, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Monika Mathur, MD, a family practitioner at the Fallon Clinic in Charlton, Mass., said she's never seen a paper chart. As one would guess, she is a young physician - with less than... More
October 13, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
In its report, The State of U.S. Hospitals Relative to Achieving Meaningful Use Measurements, HIMSS Analytics lined up its EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) against the requirements and deadlines for... More
October 12, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
I was rooting for the Detroit Tigers to beat the Minnesota Twins in last Tuesday's play-off game to get into the American League Division Series. I explained to my nine-year-old, baseball-loving... More
October 08, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The University of Virginia Medical Center's emergency department is transitioning to an electronic health record system by having scribes follow physicians and documenting their notes with a... More
October 07, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Critics of the federal stimulus package bemoan the cost of the program. Innovation in the marketplace, however, is filling the gaps on the road to every American having an electronic health record by... More
October 06, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
My laptop died on me last night. I pushed my luck. It was four months shy of five years old, which is eighty in computer years. Yes, I backed up a lot of my work files on CDs. No, not everything was... More
October 05, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's radiology department may have suffered a potential breach of its electronic medical records involving approximately 114,000 entries for a mammogram... More
September 30, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Wisconsin hospitals are adopting health IT at a remarkable clip. Fifty percent of Wisconsin hospitals were deemed "high" users of health IT by the end of fiscal year 2008, according... More
September 21, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
On Friday, the Health Information Technology Policy Committee heard privacy experts' proposals for protecting patient data in the exchange of health information. The discussion focused around... More
September 17, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The Health IT Standards Committee approved privacy and security standards for electronic health record systems on Tuesday, September 15th. The federal advisory panel is tasked with delivering a set... More
September 16, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
For providers who have hesitated implementing an EHR because of confusion, distrust or discontent, you may be patting yourself on the back. You knew there was a reason to wait. athenahealth announced... More
September 15, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
It's been almost six years since former President Bush declared that he wanted every American to have an electronic health record (EHR) by 2014. President Obama has taken up the cause, citing... More
September 14, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Children's Hospital Boston and eClinicalWorks announced that they will aggregate data from patients who are seen at the Hospital's ambulatory programs and primary care practices at the... More
September 11, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
In his speech to congress on Wednesday, President Obama made no specific mention of EHRs, or even health information technology for that matter. He did, however, mention Canada, which received... More