08:22 am January 18, 2013
Were you run over by the HIPAA bus yesterday? The Omnibus final rule finally landed with a crunch last night. If you check out #HIPAAbus, you'll see my notes from my blaze through with page numbers.
08:01 am January 18, 2013
What with AHA, AMA, CHIME and HIMSS effectively leading the charge, it should be no surprise that several other industry association have joined the cacophony of public commenters.
09:08 am January 17, 2013
Or how to avoid a “dirty” master patient index with a substantial volume of duplicate or overlaid records and its negative impact on care cost, safety and quality.
08:46 am January 17, 2013
I spent the bulk of the last week in Las Vegas attending the Consumer Electronics Show. If there were other academically-oriented physicians attending, I didn’t find them. There seems to be an enormous gulf between academic medicine and consumerism, but it turns out that there are several good reasons to be there and I hope more HIT-oriented care...
10:11 am January 16, 2013
According to a new a Pew Research Center survey of about 3,000 people, released today, about 35% of Americans are “online diagnosers,” meaning people who consult the Internet to self-diagnose a medical condition.
08:33 am January 16, 2013
Last week we learned that there was a little bit of irrational exuberance regarding how valuable electronic health records (EHR) will be to cutting healthcare costs. Which doesn't mean it's time to scrap your EHR projects.
08:37 am January 15, 2013
There are many reasons why our country’s healthcare costs are so high. Just look at the numbers: Globally, the average healthcare expenditure per capita is less than $1,000. In the US, it’s more than $8,000. Japan spends a bit more than $3,000 per capita; Brazil less than $1,000, and the U.K. a bit less than half of what we do.
08:16 am January 15, 2013
The list of pain points for many healthcare organizations today is a long one. Lingering economic woes and uncertainty about the future has many a hospital administrator looking for new ways reduce costs, increase revenue, and improve staff efficiency, among other necessary strategies.
08:19 am January 14, 2013
Happy 2013! We survived another year of career ups, downs and reflections. But make no mistake, this will be your year of personal career success because the only rate limiting step is your inability to see where you want your career to be, go and grow in 2013.
08:08 am January 14, 2013
athenahealth VP of government and regulatory affairs Dan Haley offers an insider's take on the "interoperation" problem and how the EHR meaningful use incentives program could be tailored to correct it.