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
September 13, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
A new study shows doctors are increasingly frequenting various social media venues. More
September 09, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
According to the Department of Health and Human Service, patient data security breaches have increased significantly over the past two years. More
September 08, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Not surprisingly, the study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine concerning EHRs and diabetes care is continuing to get attention from HIT stakeholders and observers alike. More
September 07, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Yesterday, we commented on the "exuberance" of the reports on the recently released study that look at the impact of EHR use on care for diabetes patients. More
September 06, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The New England Journal of Medicine has just published a study that compared the differences in health outcomes between paper-based and EHR-based practices, and if all you did was skim the headlines... More
September 01, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The architects of the HITECH Act are hoping that a lot of things are going to change within the next five years. More
August 31, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
It’s no secret that many HIT advocates are frustrated at the pace of the HIT transition. More
August 30, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
“Knock the heck out of it,” ONC Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, exhorted attendees at an Allscripts conference, yesterday. More
August 29, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
We interrupt these dog days of summer for a bit of a doctors’ food fight. More
August 26, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
It’s a chicken-or-egg question: Will doctors adopting EHRs lead to a rise in the use of Personal Health Records (PHRs), or will increasing consumer demand for personal health information force... More
August 24, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
More often than not, general surveys are probably of little use to policymakers. More
August 23, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Lately, we’ve been pondering how policymakers should approach educating patients about the HIT transition. More
August 18, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Anyone who doubts the complexity of the HIT transition should talk to a lawyer. More