Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Meridian Health IT team
By Erin McCann 07:19 am November 20, 2013
Working in a hospital IT department is no walk in the park. Teams who were named to our 2013 Best Hospital IT Departments list opened up about how they keep employees motivated, retain top talent and meet a laundry list of deadlines -- all without losing their minds.
By Mike Miliard 11:27 am November 19, 2013
In an effort to combat the prescription drug abuse epidemic, the Office of the National Coordinator has launched a new interoperability initiative to better link drug monitoring programs with health IT systems.
HIT pioneer celebrates centennial
By Neil Versel 09:12 am November 18, 2013
An early pioneer in medical informatics, Morris F. Collen, MD, one of seven founding partners of the Permanente Medical Group, turned 100 on Nov. 12.
By Mike Miliard 10:56 am November 15, 2013
The Turkish Ministry of Health and HIMSS Europe have embarked on a five-year collaboration aimed at driving increased digitization of health records in hospitals across Turkey.
By Anthony Brino 10:06 am November 15, 2013
As part of the Obama Administration's Big Data Research and Development Initiative, federal health agencies are contributing five-years worth of public datasets to a cloud-based platform being used by life sciences researchers in the U.S. and U.K., sharing population-based medical and biological data.
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.
EHRs can't do everything
By Zack McCartney 08:59 am November 14, 2013
It seems that the apparent failure of current EHRs to accommodate patients as unique cases has sparked a shift in attitude in the health IT industry. Some insiders say the issue may not be so much the failure of EHRs, as their falling short of unduly high expectations from users and the vendors themselves.
personal health information
By Mike Miliard 11:01 am November 13, 2013
As patient engagement gains momentum, and technology enables easier access to personal health information, many providers still charge money for copies of records. That's allowed under HIPAA and HITECH. But is it wise?
By Mike Miliard 11:02 am November 12, 2013
HIMSS Analytics has been doling out more and more recognition to hospitals and ambulatory clinics over the past weeks and months, a trend that suggests fully mature health IT environments are becoming commonplace nationwide.
By Anthony Brino 10:18 am November 12, 2013
Patient-centered medical home models being tested in the Military Health System could offer lessons in team-based care for civilian providers, who are similarly challenged by an aging population with complex chronic conditions, according to researchers writing in Health Affairs.

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