Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)
11:42 am July 20, 2015
Tucked into the FDA innovations of the 21st Century Cures Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent over to the Senate is a subtitle on interoperability.
09:43 am July 15, 2015
Developed in fee-for-service environment, EHRs are designed to address the workflows within a given office or hospital, and are created more as documentation tools from which billings can be generated. They are not designed for collaboration across organizations.
05:39 pm July 09, 2015
Health organizations are often moving too quickly from EHR implementation to population health and risk-based contracts, glossing over (or skipping entirely) the crucial step of evaluating the quality of the data they're using.
04:02 pm June 18, 2015
With Stage 2 meaningful use, ICD-10, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the Affordable Care Act dominating the agenda these past few years, Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD, is doing some research to help reshape next priorities.
09:58 am June 15, 2015
Electronic health records are altering nearly every aspect of the caregiver-patient relationship -- not to mention changing caregivers' workflows with omnipresent tablets, handhelds, wall mounts and mobile carts. Today, nurses are on the front lines of this transformation.
12:53 pm June 11, 2015
Looking to dupe urbanite travelers, bartenders and bar owners in rural Western taverns sometimes fasten antelope horns to the head of a large jackrabbit, and mount it over the bar. So, are we having a jackalope moment in health IT? Do we believe in something we can't see?
09:12 am June 10, 2015
Securing patient data starts with encryption, but equally important is the use of strong identity authentication. Authentication guarantees that the sender and recipient of healthcare data are, in fact, who they claim to be.
03:29 pm May 27, 2015
It pays to keep patients happy, and many patient portal vendors aren't cutting it. This is mostly the result of software vendors focusing solely on meaningful use requirements, but also has to do with companies not investing sufficient resources in research and development.
08:59 am May 27, 2015
Every technology has an adoption journey. The classic Gartner hype curve travels from a Technology Trigger to the Peak of Inflated Expectations followed by the Trough of Disillusionment.
10:42 am May 22, 2015
Bolstered by healthcare payment reform that includes incentives for adopting and using technology, hospitals and health systems are aggressively developing narrow networks to serve as ACOs -- and are betting big on health IT advances.