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
September 10, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Dell is latest big-name technology company to jump into the healthcare market, offering small physician practices a one-stop shop for electronic health records (EHRs). The personal computer... More
September 09, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) announced earlier today that it would launch two certification programs on Oct. 7. Providers need to understand not only the... More
September 02, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Medsphere Systems Corp. is in good hands. The provider of open-source EHR systems received $12 million from venture capital firms, physicians and other private investors for development. More
September 01, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Approximately 200,000 inmates in 17 states and 10 statewide correctional systems will have electronic medical records (EMRs), thanks to a partnership between eClincalWorks and healthcare provider... More
August 31, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
With a $1 million grant from the Medical Society of the State of New York, the Catholic Independent Practice Association of Western New York (CIPA) will implement an electronic health record (EHR)... More
August 27, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
When details of the federal incentive payments within the HITECH Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 emerged earlier this year, there was some concern that a gold rush would... More
August 26, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) final ruling on consumer notification of electronic health information security breaches will make individuals more receptive to using a personal health... More
August 25, 2009 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Medical students say that health IT, including electronic medical records, will be a critical component when they practice in the real world, according to an annual survey by a health IT company. More
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