Neil Versel is a freelance health IT journalist in Chicago. He has been a professional journalist since 1992, focusing on healthcare since 2000.
By Neil Versel 09:27 am 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.
By Neil Versel 07:28 am 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.
By Neil Versel 02:09 pm 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.
By Neil Versel 11:43 am October 19, 2012
Speaking at CHIME annual CIO Forum, ONC chief Farzad Mostashari described the failings of paper records with a personal story.
By Neil Versel 11:00 am 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.
By Neil Versel 11:39 am 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.
By Neil Versel 11:05 am 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.
By Neil Versel 07:45 am 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).
By Neil Versel 02:17 pm August 05, 2011
As health information technology changes, so does the role of chief medical information officer (CMIO).
By Neil Versel 12:13 pm 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.