Electronic Health Record (EHR)

By Mike Miliard 04:00 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 Mike Miliard 04:00 am August 15, 2013
In a blog post on the Healthcare IT News website earlier this year, Center for Connected Health Founder Joe Kvedar wrote that “we have a long way to go” before the algorithms of predictive analytics truly start to bear fruit for healthcare in the ways we suspect they can.
By John Halamka 04:00 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 Bernie Monegain 04:00 am August 15, 2013
No sooner had HHS Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez taken the stage at the Healthcare IT News/HIMSSMedia Privacy and Security Forum last December, than he made his “tough on crime” stance clear.
By Tom Sullivan 04:00 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 Tom Sullivan 04:00 am August 15, 2013
The Senate Finance Committee held two hearings in July on health information technology, where some senators called for a pause in the federal government’s electronic health records meaningful use incentive program.
By Diana Manos 04:00 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 Bernie Monegain 03:01 pm 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 02:52 pm 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 02:31 pm 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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