09:40 am October 27, 2014
HIMSS Media is asking readers for their views on patient engagement, with an eye toward a special project that you'll be hearing more about in the coming months.
09:34 am October 27, 2014
It's not news that the American Medical Association opposes ICD-10 implementation. But it's kind of fun when it grudgingly accepts it as a reality. For example, it will promote a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Provider Call on the ICD-10 transition with a caveat.
08:40 am October 23, 2014
If you want to confront the complexity of electronic data, just stop and think about how many ways you want to use the data you have in hand.
12:31 pm October 22, 2014
The agency is investigating infusion pumps, implantable heart devices, medical imaging and networking equipment to determine if cybersecurity holes could enable malicious actors to gain control and inflict harm.
09:31 am October 22, 2014
It's getting easier and easier to build unregulated software these days but it's still pretty hard to create regulated/certified systems such as EHRs, medical device software, and government IT. To help create better systems we need better user requirements.
03:57 pm October 21, 2014
The fundamental organization of data in an EHR around information documented during an encounter isn't likely to change whether you look at a large grained document-centric approach, or a finer-grained data item-centric approach.
12:12 pm October 21, 2014
Few would have predicted Drew Memorial Hospital would emerge successfully after the hospital was audited for not properly meeting Core Measure 14.
08:36 am October 21, 2014
The era of Ebola has accelerated the urgency for us to rethink the way we document. John Halamka, MD, thinks the U.S. should adopt Wikipedia and Facebook for clinical documentation; not to use the products themselves, but to embrace their principles.
07:57 am October 21, 2014
A few weeks ago I was sitting in a conference room with the senior executive team from one of the top academic medical centers in the country. By way of introduction, the CIO said, "OK everyone, let me make this simple. Pay attention. Cost accounting is sexy." Now, that's four words most folks in healthcare would never expect to hear. Yet, an hour...
01:38 pm October 20, 2014
As the healthcare industry works toward Stage 2 meaningful use attestation, web portals are becoming a "must-have" for improving patient engagement and facilitating meaningful patient-provider communication.