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
May 25, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s annual meeting in Chicago June 4-6 will include a live EHR lab available to all attendees. More
May 24, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Researchers and physicians at HealthPartners have developed a decision-support tool called the Diabetes Wizard, which the health plan says is the first application that uses electronic medical... More
May 21, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
On May 20, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the initial release of the Health Information Technology Professionals Examinations. More
May 09, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
On May 6, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the second round of awards from the agency’s Industry Innovation Competition. Five pilot projects will receive funding from... More
May 06, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
About two months ago, I had an opportunity to listen in on a group discussion among health IT executives as they outlined priorities at their respective organizations. One CIO stood out with his... More
May 04, 2011 | Jeff Rowe | Meaningful Use
Research conducted by health provider Kaiser Permanente estimates that the use of electronic health records could lower carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 1.7 million tons across the U.S.... More
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