Electronic Health Record (EHR)

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.
By David Harlow 11:42 am July 20, 2015
Tucked into the FDA innovations of the 21st Century Cures Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent over to the Senate is a subtitle on interoperability.
By Robert M. Rowley, MD 09:43 am July 15, 2015
Developed in fee-for-service environment, EHRs are designed to address the workflows within a given office or hospital, and are created more as documentation tools from which billings can be generated. They are not designed for collaboration across organizations.
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By Michael Simon 05:39 pm July 09, 2015
Health organizations are often moving too quickly from EHR implementation to population health and risk-based contracts, glossing over (or skipping entirely) the crucial step of evaluating the quality of the data they're using.
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By John Halamka 04:02 pm June 18, 2015
With Stage 2 meaningful use, ICD-10, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the Affordable Care Act dominating the agenda these past few years, Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD, is doing some research to help reshape next priorities.
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By Christy Erickson 10:03 am June 17, 2015
With the Oct. 1, 2015, deadline fast-approaching, is your organization ready for ICD-10? Here's a quick readiness assessment to benchmark where you are -- and where you should consider being.
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By Steve Reinecke 09:58 am June 15, 2015
Electronic health records are altering nearly every aspect of the caregiver-patient relationship -- not to mention changing caregivers' workflows with omnipresent tablets, handhelds, wall mounts and mobile carts. Today, nurses are on the front lines of this transformation.
By Irv Lichtenwald 12:53 pm June 11, 2015
Looking to dupe urbanite travelers, bartenders and bar owners in rural Western taverns sometimes fasten antelope horns to the head of a large jackrabbit, and mount it over the bar. So, are we having a jackalope moment in health IT? Do we believe in something we can't see?
By Scott Rea 09:12 am June 10, 2015
Securing patient data starts with encryption, but equally important is the use of strong identity authentication. Authentication guarantees that the sender and recipient of healthcare data are, in fact, who they claim to be.

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