The mood was hopeful as 2014 dawned. "This is the year," said Robert Tagalicod, director of CMS' Office of E-Health Standards and Services, speaking in February as the industry prepared to kick-off Stage 2 meaningful use attestations.
For all the benefits health information technology can have on the quality of patient care, IT systems and medical devices, when improperly or sub-optimally used, can pose serious hazards for patient safety.
So you've done due diligence, made deliberate purchasing decisions, and -- thanks to smart planning and strategic teamwork -- your rollout was near-flawless. Congratulations. You're the proud owner of an electronic health record system.
The top 5 super winners (200+ IT employees) in the 2014 Best Hospital IT Departments program share a passion for teamwork, continuous improvement and a dedication to patient care.
The top 10 medium winners (26-75 IT employees) in the 2014 Best Hospital IT Departments program thrive on solving problems, helping customers use IT more effectively and working to achieve organizational goals.
The top 5 small winners (0-25 IT employees) in the 2014 Best Hospital IT Departments program represent a diverse group: young and old, technical and clinical -- all dedicated to customer service and personal responsibility.
The top 5 large winners (76-199 IT employees) in the 2014 Best Hospital IT Departments program are stocked with can-do attitudes, talent, creativity and are always looking to improve.
The 9th annual National Health IT Week kicked off in Washington, D.C., this week with some big names taking the stage. The overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement.
Ever since 1849 female physicians across various specialties have been forging profound changes within the healthcare industry. Here's a look at where it all began and what some of the most accomplished women in medicine are up to today.
Inspired by the iconic commercial Apple launched in 1997, we introduce just a few of the many "crazy ones" working in health IT today.