Meaningful use

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 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 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.
By Jeff Peters 08:15 am July 01, 2015
A robust data repository, or a health information exchange, can be the linchpin in sharing information across the care continuum and different care settings. Those working on achieving this goal often stumble upon some common misconceptions that might delay launch or prevent successful operation of an HIE.
By David Lareau 08:23 am June 22, 2015
Tens of billions of dollars paid out by the federal government for the purchase of healthcare information technology enabled our industry to stay addicted to its current solutions. With no incentive to change behavior or innovate, why should the major HIT vendors bother to do so?
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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.
By Keith W. Boone 08:43 am June 04, 2015
Interoperability is all the rage today, just ask twitter, the federal government, or even your local doctor. Ten years ago, I often had to explain to people why they needed interoperability, and how to ask for it. Now everybody is focused on it.

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