August 24, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Mainstream support for open-source electronic health records is gaining ground. And that's a good thing for physicians. More
August 20, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The mandate for implementing electronic health records (EHRs) should be tied to tort reform. So says Samuel Bierstock, MD, founder of clinical IT consulting firm Champions in Healthcare, in a Modern... More
August 19, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The health IT incentives in the federal stimulus package should be expanded to include specialists, small hospitals and safety-net providers, the Meaningful Use Workgroup of the Health Information... More
August 18, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
A recent IBM study reveals that online medical records are gaining favor with Americans. Consumer convenience that electronic health records (EHRs) delivers will slowly trump concerns over... More
August 12, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
We all know EHRs are expensive, that's why the federal government has promised some $45,000 to physicians who start using one over the next few years. Even Wal-Mart's EHR is pricy, charging... More
August 10, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
A new report by George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services estimates that 15% (about 45,000) of office-based physicians and 99% of health center physicians... More
August 10, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
A new study from the June issue of the American Journal of Managed Care concludes that EHRs can dramatically reduce costs and save resources compared to managed care programs for high-risk cardiac... More
August 06, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use, Cloud Computing
With the recent announcement of Salesforce.com's multi-million dollar investment in Practice Fusion, which offers a free, ad-supported physician EHR, "cloud computing" has... More
August 05, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
You've purchased the software, installed the hardware, and booked the staff training. But before you cut the ribbon on that new EHR, you might want to ensure it's legal. One of the highly-... More
July 30, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Do you plan to take my medical records home with you? This might become a more popular question after the recent discovery of VA Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho's medical records. As it turns out,... More
July 29, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
During our visit to Davies-award winning Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine we spoke with many enthusiastic users of the hospital's new EHR system. In addition to the CIO and CMIO we... More
July 28, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
While providers scramble to roll out EHR systems in time for ARRA funding, physicians have declared war on the clunky, proprietary software they are required to use. It complicates work flows,... More
July 27, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Admit it, you'd like to know what's in Michael Jackson's electronic health record. Considering the decades of media coverage surrounding his oft-changing appearance, combined with the... More
July 24, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Despite the noticeably more relaxed verbiage of the new "meaningful use" critera matrix, many believe too much is still required for stimulus eligibility. Indeed, a whopping 22... More