Electronic Health Record (EHR)

By Diana Manos 12:00 am August 15, 2013
Government should play a critical yet limited role in convening and engaging – and, where necessary, setting standards and establishing a floor – for healthcare IT, said Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for health information technology, during his remarks as a recent Health IT Policy Committee meeting.
By Tom Sullivan 12:00 am August 15, 2013
Technology and disruption have long been familiar bedfellows. Whereas that has been more evident in the private sector than in the federal government, a group within HHS is striving to bring the agency forward.
By John Halamka 12:00 am August 15, 2013
This morning, National HIT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari resigned. His letter to ONC staff was profound. As I read it, I felt a lump in my throat. He will be missed.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am August 15, 2013
Hank Fanberg sat on a stage in Denver this past July and confessed his concern. He was worried that many of his colleagues nationwide were still ill-prepared for what’s next in the march toward meaningful use. He wondered, he said, whether some organizations "really, truly grasp the magnitude of some of the changes" demanded by Stage 2.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am August 15, 2013
Allscripts may have missed revenue projections for Q2, but the EHR company was bullish on bookings, seeming to be working its way out of the tailspin that began last year with the falling apart of its board of directors, firing of its chairman and finally the stepping down of then CEO Glen Tullman.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am August 15, 2013
A visit to the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at the HIMSS annual conference & exhibition can sometimes seem like a visit to Disney’s Tomorrowland.
By John Andrews 12:00 am August 15, 2013
On any given day, a disaster occurring somewhere in the country is making news – whether it’s wildfires out West, floods in the heartland, a major tornado in Oklahoma or a ferocious storm like Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast.
By Bernie Monegain 11:01 am August 14, 2013
The American Academy of Family Physicians has appealed to CMS to delay the meaningful use Stage 2 timeline by one year. Otherwise, AAFP notes in an Aug. 7 letter to CMS, the program is likely to "outstrip the capacity of many certified electronic health record technology vendors and ambulatory family medicine practices."
By Erin McCann 10:52 am August 14, 2013
An Ontario hospital has fired a nurse who was found to have been improperly accessing patients' protected health information for more than nine years.
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.

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