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By Matthew Holt 12:27 pm March 06, 2009
Today, late afternoon PST, Google flipped the switch on an important change/add to Google Health.
By Neil Versel 11:08 am March 04, 2009
The World Health Organization today put its global, biweekly "eHealth Intelligence Report" online. Right now, you can only get 2009 issues from the site, but the WHO is promising to have the archives, dating to 2005, up by April.
By David Kibbe 11:04 am March 04, 2009
Now that the legislative language of the HITECH Act -- the $20 billion health IT allocation within the economic stimulus package -- has been set, it's time to identify a National Coordinator (NC) for Health IT who can capably lead that office.
By Jay Parkinson, MD 04:15 pm February 26, 2009
Obama said he's appropriating $20 Billion dollars to the healthcare industry to encourage widespread adoption of electronic medical records. While this sounds like a phenomenal idea, it's not.
By Barry Hieb, MD 09:38 am February 26, 2009
The healthcare delivery system is complex in many ways that cannot be simplified. One aspect of healthcare delivery that can be simplified, however, is patient identification.
By John Halamka 09:32 am February 26, 2009
In yesterday's blog about novel data sources for quality measurement, I emphasized the need to embrace clinical data sets for measuring quality. To accelerate this effort, we must first develop a standardized quality data set (QDS) and identify healthcare workflow changes to enable automation of performance measures through electronic health...
By Andre Blackman 09:14 am February 26, 2009
So I just got back from a very informative and interactive event where I learned about the application of mobile technologies in creating social change. It’s here at this meeting of the socially-conscious minds and the focus of impact creating technology, that I began thinking about the real ways in which cutting edge tools are being used in the...
By Neil Versel 11:42 am February 23, 2009
Following a disappointing turnout at the 25th annual TEPR conference earlier this month, C. Peter Waegemann and Claudia Tessier are moving from the Medical Records Institute to the recently created mHealth Initiative, effectively ending the organization Waegemann founded in the mid-1980s.
By Will Weider 11:39 am February 23, 2009
I love traveling across the state of Wisconsin visiting the hospitals that I serve. But, I also appreciate those days when I get back to my desk. I tend to get a lot of deliverables completed on those days.
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 11:01 am February 23, 2009
“The world changed yesterday at 1 pm Mountain time," Steve Lieber, President of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), told over 1,500 attendees of a webinar on February 18. These new times, Lieber said, "will require our vendor community to react a little bit differently and change business practices."