November 08, 2012
An expert panel at the just-concluded American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium in Chicago discusses why interoperability in healthcare remains elusive.
November 06, 2012
After two years of redesign, the Regenstrief Institute has unveiled an update to its pioneer clinical decision support system with more than just a modern look. Regenstrief researchers demonstrated what the new system can do at the annual American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) symposium on Nov. 5.
October 24, 2012
The federal government may have delayed the start of Stage 2 of meaningful use by a year, to 2014, but that does not mean healthcare providers should relax in their pursuit of the intended goals of the EHR incentive program, namely better, safer healthcare at lower cost.
October 23, 2012
Health and Human Services officials, who spoke this week at the CHIME12 Annual Fall Forum, are pushing back against Republican questions of the appropriateness of the $27 billion meaningful use EHR Incentive Program.
October 19, 2012
Speaking at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) annual CIO Forum, ONC chief Farzad Mostashari described the failings of paper records with a personal story.
October 04, 2012
Healthcare innovation doesn't have to come from ivory towers or sprawling Silicon Valley campuses. The people in the trenches of health information management need to contribute, too, according to former federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra.
October 04, 2012
Proper PHI management can reduce liability for HIPAA violations and, in the case of the near-disclosure of images to the wrong party with malevolent intentions, prevent potential litigation, experts tell an audience at AHIMA's annual convention.
October 02, 2012
As providers look ahead to Stage 2 of the meaningful use electronic health records incentive program, they will see a greater emphasis on quality of care and improved patient outcomes, according Alisa Ray, executive director of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT).
August 05, 2011
As health information technology changes, so does the role of chief medical information officer (CMIO).
July 05, 2011
After decades of fits and starts, electronic health records adoption is becoming reality, thanks in no small part to the federal incentive program for meaningful use of EHRs. But the health IT industry still has plenty of room to evolve.
July 05, 2011
– No matter what happens politically or in policy circles, "seismic shifts" are going to occur in healthcare, and IT needs to be a major part of reshaping the landscape, according to H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
June 03, 2011
No matter what happens politically or in policy circles, "seismic shifts" are going to occur in healthcare, and IT needs to be a major part of reshaping the landscape, according to H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
June 02, 2011
After decades of fits and starts, electronic health records adoption is becoming reality, thanks in no small part to the federal incentive program for "meaningful use" of EHRs. But the health IT industry still has plenty of room to evolve.
August 17, 2009
Merge Healthcare, a company that seems to be back on its feet after an accounting scandal, a trip through bankruptcy and a change of management, is opening up some of its proprietary code for outside development.
July 14, 2009
The newly published July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks includes a story I wrote about the worsening staffing crunch in health IT.
July 06, 2009
Before I forget, I had the cover story in the May issue of MD Net Guide, on the subject of EMR failures and uninstalls in physician practices.
May 04, 2009
This seems to be the week for launching new programs. A group called the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission is going to start accrediting ASPs and other hosted EHR systems.
April 24, 2009
As the Department of Health and Human Services attempts to make sense of the stimulus legislation and create a health IT incentive program, the National Council on Vital and Health Statistics is holding a hearing next week on "meaningful use" of health information technology.
April 09, 2009
A massive investment in healthcare IT will be meaningless in a global economy if the technology doesn’t rein in runaway costs because healthcare spending is unsustainable in the current economic climate, according to former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.
March 25, 2009
The discovery that the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) had lost its corporate standing has unleashed a storm of criticisms and false accusations on the Internet and has the organization fighting to protect its reputation.