Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

By Ken Willett 10:11 am March 16, 2015
With the sources of patient data expanding to include big data, a unified approach to data management facilitates the integration of conventional structured data with more challenging forms of semi- and unstructured data.
By Chris Bowen 08:34 am March 13, 2015
Even with the most experienced security professional on staff, many organizations lack the tools, defensive systems, monitors, dashboards and manpower to really know what's going on in their networks at any given moment.
By Chad Johnson 08:34 am February 25, 2015
Chad Johnson speaks with Michael James McCoy, MD, ONC's Chief Health Information Officer, about his new position and his vision for a learning health system.
By David Harlow 09:15 am February 04, 2015
In the future, everything will be connected. That future is almost here.
By Shahid Shah 03:27 pm October 29, 2014
Given healthcare IT professionals can make $90,000 or more annually, there has been growing interest in the industry. To help separate fact from fiction and dive a little deeper in to the realities of these opportunities, Beth Kelly summarizes the projected outlook for specialized positions within the field of health IT.
By David Blumenthal, MD 10:43 am October 20, 2014
For those who follow the ongoing conversion of U.S. healthcare from paper to electronic information systems, Texas Health Presbyterian's reflex to blame its EHR for its failure to diagnose the first known case of Ebola in the U.S. was revealing at many levels.
By David Lareau 09:11 am October 01, 2014
How can a physician's productivity and focus on the patient be maintained while using an EHR at the point of care, and why do many systems fall short on this?
By Kip Sullivan 10:22 am September 04, 2014
The big data fad in healthcare is the direct result of a quarter century of hype about electronic medical records, promoted by the health policy elite with the encouragement and financial assistance of the computer industry.
By Darren Leroux 11:57 am August 12, 2014
The consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-device movement in the workplace has proven to be extremely beneficial for the healthcare industry, allowing providers to access patient data, billing information, clinical trial data and employee information on the go. However, this comes with a price.
By Yoganand Sundararajan 01:20 pm June 26, 2014
These are very interesting times for the EHR vendors. EHR systems have undergone a dramatic change over the last 10 years and the pace of change has actually accelerated over the past five years, especially in the backdrop of meaningful use deadlines.

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