Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)

By Bernie Monegain 10:38 am January 05, 2015
A recent year-end survey found that the responsibilities of healthcare chief information officers are growing and changing rapidly -- with workloads expected to be more demanding than ever in 2015.
Ebola
By Erin McCann 10:51 am December 29, 2014
Nearly 20,000 Ebola cases have been confirmed, with more than 7,588 people having died from the deadly virus. The first U.S. Ebola case, however, put one hospital in the spotlight, facing harsh criticism over how it both handled the case and wrongly pointed fingers at the hospital electronic health record.
Illustration of man tangled in ribbons
By Mike Miliard 05:02 pm December 12, 2014
The mood was hopeful as 2014 dawned. "This is the year," said Robert Tagalicod, director of CMS' Office of E-Health Standards and Services, speaking in February as the industry prepared to kick-off Stage 2 meaningful use attestations. But as the months wore on and the numbers rolled in, that enthusiasm began to wane.
Missing puzzle piece
By Mike Miliard 10:44 am November 19, 2014
So you've done due diligence, made deliberate purchasing decisions, and -- thanks to smart planning and strategic teamwork -- your rollout was near-flawless. Congratulations. You're the proud owner of an electronic health record system. But is your staff now using it to its fullest potential?
Stressed man with head on table
By Erin McCann 12:44 pm August 01, 2014
Ask anyone. EHR rollouts are no walk in the park. They're expensive. They're time consuming. And, for many healthcare organizations, they raise critical safety concerns, can lead to huge budget deficits, C-suite resignations and plummeting staff morale. Here's a look at some recent high-profile implementation snafus.
Solar grid
By Erin McCann 10:45 am May 30, 2014
Although women account for nearly half of the U.S. labor force, they hold only a paltry 25 percent of senior health IT roles nationwide.
Hurricane
By Mike Miliard 10:59 am May 27, 2014
As the healthcare industry strives toward interoperability and care coordination, it's worth reminding ourselves just how critical technology can be in extraordinary circumstances. The past decade has seen IT prove its worth in locations and situations where time is of the essence and targeted care is key.
HIMSS14 highlights
By Healthcare IT News 10:22 am March 04, 2014
The HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition brought more than 38,000 healthcare professionals to Orlando for learning and networking. Here are some of the highlights.
By Jeff Marion 07:03 pm February 25, 2014
Tuesday saw over 35,000 HIMSS14 attendees returning to the Orange County Convention Center to pick up where they left off on Monday. Day two highlights included best-selling author signings at the HIMSS Bookstore, education sessions and workshops, and some of the most wild and innovative booths we've seen at any HIMSS conference.
10 portraits of IT newsmakers
By Mike Miliard 05:00 am January 08, 2014
As Healthcare IT News celebrates its 10th anniversary, we look back on the words of movers and shakers -- from U.S. presidents to hospital CIOs -- whose vision and leadership have helped shape an industry.

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