Neil Versel | September 3, 2014 | 15:07 PM | Quality and Safety
Neil Versel's father Mark Versel passed away May 11, 2012, from an insidious disease called multiple system atrophy, or MSA. In tribute to his father's memory, Versel discusses MSA and the patient safety nightmare that darkened his father's... More
Neil Versel | August 27, 2014 | 14:52 PM
With Stage 2 of a planned three stages just barely underway, it probably is too soon to assess the overall effect of the $27 billion federal EHR incentive program known as meaningful use. More
Neil Versel | August 27, 2014 | 14:49 PM
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Neil Versel | August 27, 2014 | 14:47 PM
One reason health IT appears to be falling short on its promise of improving patient safety is that it's difficult to translate clinical guidelines into electronic form for use in clinical decision support systems. More
Neil Versel | August 27, 2014 | 14:46 PM
A July report from Frost & Sullivan predicted that hospital-based secure mobile communications could be a $240 million market in the U.S. by 2020. More
Neil Versel | August 22, 2014 | 10:19 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Stage 2 of meaningful use requires at least 5 percent of a given provider's patients to be engaged in their own care either through an online portal or an electronic personal health record. The threshold seems low, but it is the first time that achieving... More
CHICAGO | Neil Versel | August 15, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
As thousands of physician practice managers, hospital CIOs and technology vendors gathered to discuss meaningful use, interoperability and ICD-10 at the annual Allscripts Client Experience users' meeting, a featured speaker encouraged them to keep their... More
CHICAGO | Neil Versel | August 14, 2014 | 10:26 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
The message that Allscripts Healthcare Solutions CEO and President Paul Black wants to share is simple. "We are back. We are doing well," Black said Wednesday in opening the annual Allscripts Client Experience -- ACE -- users' conference at the... More
Neil Versel | August 4, 2014 | 11:15 AM
Esther Dyson's much-publicized Way to Wellville competition is more about health than healthcare, and certainly not about health IT. More
CHICAGO | Neil Versel | August 4, 2014 | 10:33 AM
A new survey from the American Health Information Management Association finds that 95 percent of the more than a thousand healthcare industry professionals queried believe that "high-value information" is essential for improving patient safety and... More
Neil Versel | June 26, 2014 | 11:33 AM
Not only is data getting bigger, it's getting smarter. In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care. More
Neil Versel | June 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Data Warehousing, Enterprise Content Management, Network Infrastructure
A new survey from the AHIMA finds that 95 percent of the more than a thousand healthcare industry professionals queried believe that "high-value information" is essential for improving patient safety and care quality. More