E-prescribing

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am November 14, 2013
Nearly 60 percent of ambulatory providers surveyed for a new IDC Health Insights report say they're unsatisfied with their electronic health records, citing frustrations with usability and workflow.
Christina Papanikolaou, general secretary of public health, Greece
By Erin McCann 10:26 am November 04, 2013
Greece is no stranger to fiscal turmoil. It has one of the highest unemployment rates in the Western world and has racked up more than €321 billion of public debt. But some say the country's two-and a-half-year-old e-prescribing system is on the right track, helping reduce pharmaceutical expenditures by 50 percent.
By Bernie Monegain 10:31 am October 28, 2013
A new ONC study shows that a majority of office-based physicians are able to view lab results and send medication data electronically. The researchers used data from a 2011 survey of physicians.
By Erin McCann 03:37 pm October 24, 2013
Cloud computing in healthcare is expected to see big time growth by year's end, with the market expanding more than 20 percent from 2012. The biggest driver behind the double digit numbers? More and more providers are getting on board with e-prescribing, a new report shows.
Leon Rodriquez OCR HIPAA
By Erin McCann 10:06 am September 23, 2013
OCR Director Leon Rodriguez offered new details on the Omnibus Final Rule as he took the stage at the two-day Healthcare IT News and HIMSSMedia Privacy & Security Forum in Boston.
By Doug Barbin 12:00 am September 20, 2013
In 2013 we’ve seen a significant uptick in the requests for both gap analysis and attestations against the HIPAA security rule, and the driving force appears to be the Omnibus Final Rule announced in January. This rule set forth a deadline of Sept. 23, 2013, for compliance with the relevant components of HIPAA and HITECH.
By Anthony Brino 10:22 am September 19, 2013
You'd be justified in wondering whether the Office of the National Coordinator might soon see its workload wane, what with EHR adoption having reached critical mass and meaningful use incentive funding dwindling toward the halfway point. But you'd be wrong, says Farzad Mostashari, MD.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am August 15, 2013
Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is a serious looking guy.
By Jeff Rowe 10:31 am August 14, 2013
On one level, taking a pill is one of the simplest forms of healthcare, and it's safe to say that across the country people pop pills by the millions every day. At the same time, medication errors are responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of patients annually. A better approach to meds management is needed.
By Bernie Monegain 10:00 am May 30, 2013
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for up to $3.4 million in data integration grants through its Electronic Health Record and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. States and state agencies are eligible. The deadline to apply is June 12.

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