May 04, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Privacy and Security
One of the biggest ongoing debates in the HIT world is how best to protect digitized health information. More
May 03, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
New York took a step forward in its statewide e-health initiative on May 2 with an announcement out of the Syracuse area that four hospitals and a laboratory alliance have linked to... More
May 02, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Thanks to Patty Enrado for welcoming me to EHRWatch.com. As I transition into the role of site editor, my mission is to uphold the high standards established by Patty. I look forward to the challenge... More
April 28, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Today is my last blog for EHRWatch.com. On Monday, I hand off to veteran health IT editor Frank Irving, who will be blogging daily about the dynamic world of EHRs. Frank has more than 20 years of... More
April 27, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
HIT advocates often lament what they perceive as the glacial pace of EHR adoption across the healthcare sector. While this perception may or may not be accurate, one HIT area that's apparently... More
April 27, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Cory Franklin wrote an op-ed piece for the Guardian, which included his thoughts that government should not "pay to abandon the horse and buggy" (referring paper records as the... More
April 26, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Northwestern Medicine researchers were able to mine data from EMRs at five national sites and accurately identify patients with five specific diseases, which greatly speeds the formation of a large... More
April 25, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Ronald Sroka, MD, has practiced family medicine in Crofton, Md., for 32 years. At 62 years old, he's on the verge of shuttering his solo practice he can't sell or even give away. Higher... More
April 21, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis reported a box of paper patient records stolen in February. An official of the regionally integrated healthcare network said that they had hoped to find the... More
April 19, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Business and technology columnist Sydney Hill had an interesting column about relaxing his efforts to keep his personal information private and his overall view of privacy in a digital environment. More
April 14, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) has partnered with an e-prescribing solutions vendor to be able to offer its 45,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the country access to DrFirst... More
April 13, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Healthcare providers are reportedly flocking to social media as a marketing channel. If this is a trend, is there any synergy between social media adoption and EHR adoption? More
April 12, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) recently signed on seven hospitals, nine medical practices and four community mental health centers to share patient data through its... More
April 11, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has named Farzad Mostashari, MD, the new national coordinator. As most in the industry know, Mostashari was the deputy under former ONC head David... More
April 08, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
While having a fully integrated EHR is important to most healthcare organizations, there are some very tangible and distinct challenges faced by mental health organizations when implementing EHR... More