Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)
Two days of discussion about the influence of technology on healthcare have produced at least one hard truth: Having the latest and best toys doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be successful.
The government’s initiative for meaningful use of electronic health records has fueled the demand for discrete, structured and actionable clinical data.
Recently, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology issued its interim final rule for meaningful use, health information technology standards, and certification criteria and implementation specifications for electronic health record incentive payments.
It was a stroke of genius and practicality at once that created the health information technology extension program.
The key to healthcare reform, say some experts, lies in collaboration. But how does one get hospitals and physicians to work with each other? Some physicians at the Health Technology Transformation Spring Summit say hospitals "don't want to play."
When it comes to technology in healthcare you can't say, "Do as I say, not as I do." Those are the words of Renee McLeod, pediatric nurse practitioner, founder and dean of the Brandman University School of Nursing and Health Professionals.
Forty-seven percent of IT security professionals believe their personal healthcare information is less secure than it was a year ago, according to a recent survey.
Students participating in the University of California San Diego Extension Health Information Technology Program are sharing the results of their capstone project – developing a plan to install an electronic health record that demonstrates meaningful use at a community clinic.
Two health IT extension centers in New York state have begun work helping primary care physicians convert from paper to digital records.
Stressing the benefits of early action - and illustrating just how much farther ahead in adoption Massachusetts is than many other parts of the country - two significant local users of healthcare IT offered insights from their experiences in Boston on Tuesday.