Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

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.
By Edmund Billings, MD 08:52 am April 30, 2015
What would you call a physician who sewed up a patient’s wound without addressing the behavioral health issue that led to the injury? We might cynically label the doctor disinterested or inattentive; we might sympathetically call her distracted or overwhelmed. But it might be far more accurate to say the doctor lacks information.
By Liz Kirk 10:39 am April 10, 2015
CIOs must become more aligned with the strategic priorities of their colleagues in the C-Suite -- and in the "post-EHR era" that means focusing on cost improvement.
By Blain Newton 08:45 am April 10, 2015
Over the next several months you will notice significant changes happening at HIMSS Analytics, starting with our re-designed website.
By Josh Nathan 08:40 am April 10, 2015
While EHRs are the biggest step toward going paperless, most organizations still manage volumes of paper which prevents the establishment of a truly integrated care team -- one in which all information is available to all providers in near real time.
HIMSS exhibit hall
By Brian Ahier 09:35 am April 02, 2015
With most patient data now being recorded in a shareable form, we're poised to accelerate population health IT. Now it's on to the next set of major challenges, which will be front-and-center at HIMSS15: sharing data and putting it to beneficial use.
By Jerry Shultz 09:07 am April 02, 2015
Organizations need tools that will seamlessly combine clinical, claims, PBM and lab data so providers can identify high-risk patients, pursue corrective action before an adverse event occurs and deliver trustworthy performance reports to physicians, all in real time.

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