Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

By John Halamka 07:38 am January 18, 2016
On Jan. 14, thirty-one healthcare organizations sent the following letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Given the recent comments of CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt at the J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference, we remain optimistic.
By Sanjeev Agrawal 09:55 am January 08, 2016
There is a floating myth out there that healthcare providers are unwilling to adopt new technology. It's just not true.
By Thomas Grove 02:50 pm December 15, 2015
IT professionals must be trusted partners in hospitals' solutions, not perpetrators of needless mistakes and risk. The following tips should be top of mind before starting on your hospital's IT implementation or upgrade project.
By Drew Schiller 08:52 am November 30, 2015
(SPONSORED) While technology promises a future of connected networks and free-flowing information, the challenge remains bridging the gap between data silos to improve patient care.
By Hamid Tabatabaie 09:39 am November 25, 2015
ONC has a 10-year plan for interoperability. For some observers outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. But one vendor who's been "fighting the interoperability battle" for eight years so far says that sounds about right.
By D'Arcy Gue 02:59 pm November 23, 2015
On the face of it, the use of computers to order prescriptions seems like a no-brainer. Who, after all, is capable of reading a physician's handwriting? But if we set aside clichés, there is still this question: Does e-prescribing provide distinct benefits over handwritten patient prescriptions?
By Tim Cannon 09:26 am November 18, 2015
Knowing who you need for an EHR implementation is one thing; finding and hiring them is another. Here are some tips on how to find the best professionals and how to get them to join the team.
By Irv Lichtenwald 11:52 am November 12, 2015
Of the roughly 40,000 health apps available for smartphone, there are about 800 apps oriented around mental health. So, if the key to effective therapy, as most professionals argue, is human interaction, can apps provide any benefit at all?
By Stuart Pologe 10:27 am November 11, 2015
For many healthcare organizations, it's a challenge to manage digital and paper materials while balancing the need for efficiency and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
By John Halamka 09:18 am November 11, 2015
Recognizing that "there are many who will find my conclusions politically unpopular," Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his assessment of the meaningful use program, and a counterproposal he says will better serve stakeholders.

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