Electronic Health Record (EHR)

By D'Arcy Gue 02:59 pm November 23, 2015
On the face of it, the use of computers to order prescriptions seems like a no-brainer. Who, after all, is capable of reading a physician's handwriting? But if we set aside clichés, there is still this question: Does e-prescribing provide distinct benefits over handwritten patient prescriptions?
By Robert Dichter 08:54 am November 19, 2015
In part one of this series, we discussed thinking about becoming an ACO and the strategic foundation necessary to accomplish that. In part two, we discussed how patient engagement is another important element of successful ACOs. In this third installment, we'll look at ACOs from a technology perspective.
By Tim Cannon 09:26 am November 18, 2015
Knowing who you need for an EHR implementation is one thing; finding and hiring them is another. Here are some tips on how to find the best professionals and how to get them to join the team.
By John Halamka 09:09 am November 18, 2015
As expected, John Halamka, MD, received a large number of comments on his post about his suggestions for the path to meaningful use. In this follow-up, he continues the dialog.
By Robert Dichter 08:50 am November 18, 2015
Healthcare organizations across all settings cannot help but hear the clamor to put population health management strategies into action. Although it's the next logical step towards accountable care, many providers are hesitant or simply lack the resources needed to get a sustainable strategy off the ground.
By Karin Ratchinsky 07:20 am November 18, 2015
Big Data has unbridled potential to transform the healthcare industry in ways that promise more proactive, more informed and more efficient care.
By Irv Lichtenwald 11:52 am November 12, 2015
Of the roughly 40,000 health apps available for smartphone, there are about 800 apps oriented around mental health. So, if the key to effective therapy, as most professionals argue, is human interaction, can apps provide any benefit at all?
By Stuart Pologe 10:27 am November 11, 2015
For many healthcare organizations, it's a challenge to manage digital and paper materials while balancing the need for efficiency and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
By John Halamka 09:18 am November 11, 2015
Recognizing that "there are many who will find my conclusions politically unpopular," Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his assessment of the meaningful use program, and a counterproposal he says will better serve stakeholders.
By Karin Ratchinsky 12:59 pm November 05, 2015
These predictions highlight the multitude of transformational innovations that will help us get to much needed efficiencies through proactive personalized care, intelligence driven protocols, machine to machine learning and scaling to deliver care outside provider settings.

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