Jeff Rowe is a contributing writer for Healthcare IT News and editor of HIMSS Future Care. He previously served as Editor of EHRWatch, a tech blog focused on all aspects of electronic health records.
By Jeff Rowe 10:02 am June 17, 2013
There's a commonly held perception that healthcare is a process in which doctors take care of patients. But increasingly healthcare stakeholders are figuring out that, at times, a more effective way to help patients get healthy is to show them how to take care of themselves.
By Jeff Rowe 12:39 pm June 12, 2013
As in many fields, it's taken for granted that a physician's education never really ends. But when it comes to continuing medical education, many healthcare stakeholders believe that the current system is, in a nutshell, broken.
By Jeff Rowe 10:17 am June 07, 2013
Do I have enough information? While that's a question that tugs on people's minds as they grapple with all sorts of decisions, it may be most persistent, and most significant, to doctors determining how best to treat their patients. The irony, of course, is that there's a lot more healthcare information available than ever gets used by providers.
By Jeff Rowe 10:39 am June 05, 2013
Remember when doctors made house calls? It's probably safe not to expect the return of those days any time soon, but some healthcare stakeholders are saying the time has come for providers to take a more active role in their patients' healthcare.
By Jeff Rowe 10:06 am May 31, 2013
If you were a healthcare provider and all you did was read press releases, you'd be tempted to think that transitioning to a new EHR involved little more than opening the package and plugging in the contents. Naturally, things are a little more complicated than that.
By Jeff Rowe 08:24 am May 29, 2013
When Weatherford, Texas-based MedPeds started effectively using its EHR, the clinic almost inadvertently found itself nearing the requirements to be recognized as a patient-centered medical home.
By Jeff Rowe 03:35 pm May 28, 2013
Electronic health records are a big investment, so it's not surprising that many providers are both wary of taking on the burden of a transition from paper to EHRs and skeptical that it's really going to help them provide better care. That's where the patient-centered medical home comes in.
By Jeff Rowe 10:57 am May 23, 2013
Much of healthcare reform involves changing the relationship between providers and patients. But for providers, efforts to deliver more accountable care necessarily involves changing the way they manage their practices and keep abreast of near-constant developments across healthcare.
By Jeff Rowe 10:04 am May 20, 2013
There are buzz phrases, and then there are buzz phrases. And if there's one phrase that has permeated the healthcare sector more thoroughly than all the others, it's probably "accountable care." But what exactly does it mean? Or, more to the point for healthcare providers, how do you know when you're actually providing it?
By Jeff Rowe 05:17 pm May 15, 2013
The preponderance of mobile voice technologies is going to give a big boost to efforts to empower patients to take a more active role in their own healthcare, says Nick van Terheyden, MD, chief medical information officer for Nuance Communications. Specifically, he sees three trends picking up speed as a result of conversational user interfaces.
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