Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

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By Michael Simon 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.
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By John Halamka 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.
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By Steve Reinecke 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.
By Irv Lichtenwald 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?
By Scott Rea 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.
By Amanda Guerrero 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.
By John Halamka 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.
By Austin Kirkland 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.
By Nicholas Filler 10:49 am May 21, 2015
Open source programming languages have the ability to radically change the medical landscape. Indeed, open source languages may change the way electronic health records function ... for the better.
By Christina Thielst 01:24 pm May 18, 2015
Christina Thielst blogs about the power of social media and usefulness for health surveillance and predicting outcomes.

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