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October 20, 2014 | Dan Nerroth
As the healthcare industry works toward Stage 2 meaningful use attestation, web portals are becoming a "must-have" for improving patient engagement and... More

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October 20, 2014 | David Blumenthal, MD
For those who follow the ongoing conversion of U.S. healthcare from paper to electronic information systems, Texas Health Presbyterian's reflex to blame its EHR for... More
October 16, 2014 | John Halamka
On Oct. 15 the future of interoperability was discussed and endorsed by a joint meeting of the Standards and Policy Committees. It was a remarkable day with great energy... More
October 15, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
It's no secret that one by-product of the health IT revolution has been providers learning how to make better use of technology while also losing touch with their... More
October 13, 2014 | Roy Smythe
Could the use of technologies that distance healthcare providers from the first-hand experience of the suffering of those they care for (such as telemedicine platforms... More
October 13, 2014 | Steve Whitehurst
With meaningful use Stage 2 underway, many healthcare organizations are pouring significant resources into patient portals in order to engage patients and receive... More

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October 10, 2014 | David Palkoner
In order to improve health care quality in a meaningful way, physicians must be empowered to make informed clinical decisions. This includes being promptly notified of... More
October 10, 2014 | John Halamka
EHR causes Ebola! EHRs hold data hostage in stovepiped legacy systems! There is no interoperability in America! How many headlines have you seen over the past month... More
October 09, 2014 | Shahid Shah
What follows are the dos and don’ts of each step in the EHR buying process; these tips will guide you when comparing options so you select medical software best suited... More
October 09, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
It's a debate that's not going away soon: how big a role should the data from a patient's wearable devices play in an actual appointment. More
October 09, 2014 | Keith W. Boone
In trying to work through an issue with internet tech support, Keith Boone ran into a problem that patients (especially chronic ones) have with their doctors. More