September 27, 2010
For the most part, electronic health records are terrific. But they're far from perfect. And providers implementing EHRs shouldn't expect them to be problem-vanquishing panaceas, said Ann Meehan and Julia Kendrick of Nashville's Ardent Health Services.
September 28, 2010
Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin learned a few things in her old job running the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in Alabama. First, the job didn't just entail "sewing up the shark bites" - there were plenty of "land sharks" (regulators and red-tape dispensers) to fend off, too. Second, EHRs are an absolute must-have.
February 06, 2012
Healthcare reform is arguably the hot-button political issue of our time. And with the Supreme Court locked and loaded to decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act this summer, it's a safe bet the controversial two-year-old legislation will have a huge impact on the 2012 election and beyond.
March 17, 2011
Overextended staff is the top concern among healthcare IT professionals surveyed recently concerning obstacles to providing better patient care.
February 25, 2011
GE Healthcare showcased the extension of its healthcare IT portfolio to mobile devices and tablet computing at HIMSS11 earlier this week. Its portfolio of EMRs for physician practices, including Centricity Advance and Centricity Practice Solution, is now available for use on the iPad and iPhone.
February 22, 2011
"Technology can provide information that facilitates positive choices," Robin Feller, a professor of pathology at the University of Virginia conveyed in a session on telemedicine Monday at HIMSS11.
February 21, 2011
Surescripts, the American Hospital Association and the College of American Pathologists have been awarded a $4.9 million grant to launch a program to prepare hospitals to submit electronic data on reportable lab results to public health agencies - a Stage 1 requirement for meeting meaningful use incentives.
September 28, 2010
"We're at an inflection point," said Paul Tang, MD, vice president and chief medical information officer at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, in his keynote speech at AHIMA on Tuesday. "For once, the stars are aligned."
April 17, 2009
Sentillion has unveiled Tap2, a patent-pending, advanced authentication capability designed to give healthcare providers instant access to their primary clinical application with the tap of a passive proximity badge.
January 25, 2012
Adherence to medication requirements is crucial to patient-centered care. With mobile health technology now near-ubiquitous, physicians have more power to ensure compliance. Vendors are developing an array of new apps to capitalize on this need.
November 14, 2011
I’m no stranger to pixie dust – or Pixie Hollow. Fairies, princesses, mice and even bouncing tiggers are commonplace on my floors and shelves. Disney has definitely found a place in my house. What I didn’t realize until earlier this summer is that Disney has also found its way into healthcare.
April 11, 2011
Hertencia Bowe, the national health information management program coordinator for Rasmussen College, spoke to Healthcare IT News about some smartphone apps that can help students and professionals be "more knowledgeable, prepared and organized when they're on the job."
March 22, 2011
Dozens of would-be competitors collaborate under ONC auspices on pivotal data exchange project
February 23, 2011
"Brantley Whittington," the fictional CEO of the fictional EHR firm Extormity, which pokes fun at the excesses of some vendors, revealed his true identity Tuesday morning at HIMSS11.
February 21, 2011
America's physicians are resisting the adoption of electronic health records in spite of substantial federal financial incentives to do so. But they won't be able to resist for long, said Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs and a speaker at HIMSS11.
September 28, 2010
There is "no distinction between information management and healthcare," said Peter Salgo, MD, associate director of surgical intensive care at Presbyterian Hospital in New York, in his rousing presentation at AHIMA on Tuesday. And the people who know how to synthesize, store, and integrate medical information will lead the massive healthcare changes of the 21st century.
November 09, 2012
XChange Events today announced the details of the 2012 Healthcare IT Summit, to be held November 11th-13th at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL. The content rich agenda will focus on "The Changing Face of Healthcare IT" and explore the trends, people, innovations and policies that are changing the road ahead. The annual conference brings together industry analysts, IT executives from healthcare payer and provider organizations, and leading vendors for uniquely collaborative discussions on today's pressing business and IT issues, best practices and the latest tools and technologies that will improve business performance. With the help of strategic analyst partner, IDC Health Insights and content partner, Porter Research, the Healthcare IT Summit is the only IT-focused conference for both payers and providers on the market today, delivering unmatched education and insight on future market drivers, business trends, economic factors and technology opportunities impacting the healthcare IT market.
November 07, 2012
DataTrade Solutions, Inc. is heading south to Orlando, Florida next week for the NextGen User Group Meeting (UGM) 2012. Stationed at Booth 100, DataTrade will be on hand to discuss newly developed custom products and services with NextGen users from across the country. With a full schedule of events and educational meetings, attendees of the UGM will have many options of how to spend their time, and DataTrade is geared up to be a must see booth at the conference.
October 24, 2012
Wellness & Prevention, a Johnson & Johnson company, is collaborating with the Lake Nona Institute for an IT-enabled longitudinal research study to explore and test initiatives that could have a lasting impact on population health.
October 01, 2012
The upcoming HIMSS Emerging Professionals Masters Class webinar series, a quarterly special series in our monthly Emerging Professionals Community, will be co-hosted by the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration of the AHA.