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EHRs can't do everything
By Zack McCartney 08:59 am November 14, 2013
It seems that the apparent failure of current EHRs to accommodate patients as unique cases has sparked a shift in attitude in the health IT industry. Some insiders say the issue may not be so much the failure of EHRs, as their falling short of unduly high expectations from users and the vendors themselves.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am November 10, 2013
As a Bostonian and an emergency physician, Jonathan Teich's first instinct when the explosions shook the Boston Marathon on April 15 ordinarily would have been to rush to Brigham & Women’s Hospital to help treat the victims, many of whom had life-threatening injuries.
global health IT initiatives
By Zack McCartney 09:32 am October 24, 2013
Every country, every government, every population is participating in a global trial and error when it comes to improving health outcomes. As it finds uptake around the world, health information technology is central to this care revolution, with nations learning from each others' struggles and successes.
UAMC Facebook breach
By Erin McCann 10:58 am October 21, 2013
An Arizona hospital is facing scrutiny after one of its employees posted a workplace photo on Facebook, inadvertently including the protected health information and Social Security number of a patient.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am October 20, 2013
He calls himself ePatient Dave – a universal name, and intended to be so, for he would like to represent the “voice of patient engagement.”
By Anthony Brino 10:22 am October 09, 2013
What exactly is plaguing Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace website, even as most state exchanges are functioning well, remains a mystery. But Web developers and software engineers on the popular social media site Reddit have been coming up with some ideas.
By Eric Wicklund 12:00 am September 20, 2013
A recent survey by the health rewards marketing company EveryMove indicates health insurers aren't fully embracing mobile technology – a critical strategy as the nation moves toward mandatory health information exchanges. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is making a move to stay ahead of the curve.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am September 20, 2013
National Health IT Week has always been a big success in helping to educate Congress and the public on the importance of health IT, say HIMSS officials. And this year proved no different.
By Diana Manos 10:56 am September 05, 2013
National Health IT Week, now in its eighth year, should continue to be a big success in helping to educate Congress and the public on the importance of health IT, said a group of HIMSS officials at a webinar on Wednesday.
By Eric Wicklund 07:40 am September 05, 2013
A recent survey by the health rewards marketing company EveryMove indicates health insurers aren't fully embracing mobile technology -- a critical strategy as the nation moves toward mandatory health information exchanges. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is making a move to stay ahead of the curve.

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