June 30, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
There’s been no shortage of reports lately concerning the difficulties small healthcare providers have when it comes to new HIT. But a recently released report may point to some critical answers. More
June 29, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
It is, of course, much too early to be thinking of burying Meaningful Use, but it seems equally premature to be spending much time praising it. More
June 28, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Policymakers promoting a specific agenda are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, they have to make a case for their ideas in the name of getting both public support and funding to... More
June 27, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
In a recent letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, several medical associations collectively applauded the efforts of federal policymakers to move the HIT transition forward. More
June 24, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Has an IT implementation project got you down? Well, then, maybe it’s time to try to recharge your efforts by perusing these “12 Steps of a Successful Health IT Project”. More
June 23, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
At what point do our expectations for HIT become, well, unhealthy? That’s the question that came to mind when we read that the Obama Administration “has made several health IT-related recommendations... More
June 21, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
It seems we’ve been this way before, except now things are a little different. For the non-tech-historians among us, this regular observer nicely sketches the story of one Dr. Lawrence Weed, who, in... More
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