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By Keith W. Boone 09:13 am November 16, 2012
Standards development is not where the pace needs to increase. Rather, it's adoption and deployment that need to be happening more quickly.
By Jennifer Dennard 08:21 am November 16, 2012
The Mini vs. the Titan: Who Will Win the HIT Innovation Race?
By Tom Sullivan 08:08 am November 16, 2012
The campaigns long shadow over the elections. What would have happened to meaningful use and ONC had Romney won? HIX delay. And DoD, VA efforts to improve care for their patients.
By Brian Ahier 11:21 am November 15, 2012
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing entitled "Is 'Meaningful Use' Delivering Meaningful Results?: An Examination of Health Information Technology Standards and Interoperability".
By Shahid Shah 09:40 am November 15, 2012
Having recently spoken at about a half dozen conferences on the subject of "big data" in government and healthcare I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re focusing, at least in healthcare, on the wrong topic.
By Jeff Rowe 09:27 am November 15, 2012
Will overall “health literacy” lead to greater use of PHRs? With MU Stage 2 having incorporated an element of patient engagement into the latest criteria, that question is weighing more heavily on stakeholders’ minds.
By Brian Ahier 12:10 pm November 14, 2012
Brian Ahier reports on the Congressional hearing examining health information technology standards and interoperability.
By Carl Natale 09:09 am November 14, 2012
One of the great fears of ICD-10 implementation is that it will create a documentation burden for physicians. Which is understandable since this blog often covers the increased specificity in the ICD-10 code set and a need to improve clinical documentation.
By Anthony Brino 03:55 pm November 13, 2012
Among some notable health IT news this week: InterSystems has opened it first office in Saudi Arabia, following what's expected to be a growth in the Middle Eastern country's health economy. And Bill Clinton's charitable organization has launched a new program backing health IT as a way to reduce rural health disparities.
By Jeff Rowe 01:37 pm November 13, 2012
A New England Journal of Medicine article urges closer consideration of EHR patient safety and meaningful use in the form a three-phase framework.

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