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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.
By Steve Kilguss 11:34 am November 13, 2012
Not too long ago, healthcare organizations were implementing a range of discrete HIT systems, each designed to address a specific departmental or functional need and each typically provided by a different vendor. Lately, though, some healthcare organizations seem to be looking for unified solutions that can address a wide range of needs
By Helen Figge 08:11 am November 12, 2012
HIMSS has placed great emphasis on nurturing “Emerging Professionals” in health IT as defined as those with five years or less work experience in health IT. Hence the HIMSS Emerging Professionals community, now greater than 12,000 strong.
By Tom Sullivan 08:15 am November 09, 2012
The ACA lives but expect changes, just not for EHRs to get easier. How HackensackUMC prepped its mobile ED for nor'easter, Top 10 nursing informatics governance focus areas, and the fate of ACOs.
By David Fried 03:21 pm November 08, 2012
Google your name. The first results will likely be physician finder sites like RateMDs.com, Health Grades or Vitals, or broad-based service finders like Yelp or InsiderPages. The reviews can be critical to your success as a doctor in today’s world, regardless of whether they are true or not.

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