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 10:00 am July 29, 2009
During our visit to Davies-award winning Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine we spoke with many enthusiastic users of the hospital's new EHR system. In addition to the CIO and CMIO we made stops in the pharmacy, ER, and "virtual intensive care unit". Everyone gushed about the hospital's EHR, especially a younger RN, a member of...
By Jeff Rowe 10:54 am July 28, 2009
While providers scramble to roll out EHR systems in time for ARRA funding, physicians have declared war on the clunky, proprietary software they are required to use. It complicates work flows, requires unnecessary data entry, and wastes time with superfluous windows and buttons, requiring the use of a maddening series of drop-down menus, mouse...
By Jeff Rowe 12:23 pm July 27, 2009
Admit it, you'd like to know what's in Michael Jackson's electronic health record. Considering the decades of media coverage surrounding his oft-changing appearance, combined with the mysterious circumstances of his death, and investigation of his doctors, there are bound to be some juicy secrets held within. Is it only a matter of time before a...
By Jeff Rowe 04:36 pm July 24, 2009
Despite the noticeably more relaxed verbiage of the new "meaningful use" critera matrix, many believe too much is still required for stimulus eligibility. Indeed, a whopping 22 requirements must still be met by 2011. Can it be accomplished over the next 4-5 years, or are providers still being asked to do too much?
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