Electronic Health Record (EHR)

By Sid Nair 08:07 am August 03, 2015
EHR vendors don't really have a strong incentive to make their products interoperable. But putting those standards in the hands of the government also isn't perfect.
By Chuck Webster, MD 08:03 am August 03, 2015
Interoperability just might be the thorniest problem in healthcare today. And while much of the conversation treats it as if interoperability is one issue, in reality there are different types. Here's the first in a five-part series with my take on getting where we need to go.
By Scott Rea 06:41 am July 31, 2015
Back in the old days -- say, a whole 10 years ago -- thieves had to be physically inside a healthcare facility to steal patient information. How times have changed.
By Frank Ingari 10:41 am July 28, 2015
Here's a hint: MA is the only national program that engages payers, providers and consumers to support all three elements of the Triple Aim.
By Mark Byers 09:18 am July 24, 2015
As healthcare organizations scramble to meet the progressively more ambitious data exchange thresholds of Meaningful Use, many are focusing on electronic health record integration projects for improved flow of clinical data to enable better care coordination across the healthcare continuum.
By John Halamka 01:15 pm July 23, 2015
John Halamka, MD, discusses how he is using patient-generated healthcare data in his own care management activities.
By Tom Giannulli, MD 01:50 pm July 22, 2015
There are many tools and features that patients want, but for practices to get the most from them, they need to be a part of a larger platform and integrate with other technologies, like billing solutions and EHRs.
By Irv Lichtenwald 12:56 pm July 22, 2015
The information has to be there. It has to be accurate. And someone has to take action. This definition of accountability, which healthcare currently grapples with and must find a way to realize, is not possible without technology.
By Pamela Bartz 01:58 pm July 21, 2015
As providers gain value from the digital revolution, most can't reach ultimate integration nirvana due to data silos and disparate systems. Data virtualization enables hospitals and health systems to create a more agile information architecture.
By Hannah Galvin, MD 01:47 pm July 21, 2015
As ICD-10 draws closer, you may feel like you're stuck in one of the five stages of grief. Hannah Galvin, MD, has some advice and reassuring thoughts.

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