June 20, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
June 17, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
If they didn’t know it already, attendees at a recent conference sponsored by CMIO Magazine found out that the health IT implementation projects they’ve been managing aren’t going to be done when the... More
June 15, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
A recent HIMSS survey suggests that while healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on using HIT to change the way they provide care, many of the changes themselves have yet to be made. More
June 14, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
In Maryland, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown has announced that the state has successfully met a goal it set concerning the HITECH incentive program. More
June 13, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The topic of EHR usability has been on policymakers’ minds, lately, and a federal committee is pushing for studies that will lead to “consistency” among the myriad EHRs available to providers. More
June 09, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
A federal advisory group has recommended that MU Stage 2 be delayed for a year. But while the recommendation may be welcome news to providers who have already started down the MU path, the move... More
June 08, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
While HIT advocates have been warily watching federal budgets for fear that HITECH funding may get slashed, a new report from a high-profile policy group may actually boost the profile of the HIT... More
June 07, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
It seems policymakers want to know what’s keeping some healthcare providers from transitioning to EHRs. But while a recently proposed study might provide some interesting answers, the study’s timing... More
June 06, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
As policymakers look for ways to enhance or focus their support of the HIT transition, it seems increasingly evident that the struggles of small healthcare providers trying to make the jump should be... More
June 03, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Since it’s a holiday week, we thought we’d wander off the HIT policy reservation with a look at a couple pieces that have us wondering where HIT developments are taking us. More
June 02, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use, Cloud Computing
On June 1, enterprise imaging vendor DR Systems announced that it is developing an ambulatory imaging-centric EHR. According to DR Systems, the cloud-based, vendor-neutral EHR is scheduled to be... More
June 02, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use, Cloud Computing
In an age so defined by technology, two seemingly contradictory assertions seem pretty safe. First: the legal system will always be playing catch-up to technological change. Second: those who decide... More
June 01, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
On May 31, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released a proposed change to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The proposed rule would give people the right to get a report on who has... More
May 31, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Guest commentary by Janie Schumaker, RN, MBA, CEN, CPHQ Emergency physicians are seeing a rising tide of patients coming through the ED. More
May 27, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Geisinger Health System, based in Danville, Pa., announced that it is achieving positive results six months into a partnership with health information management technology vendor Precyse. More