EHRs are used in both inpatient and ambulatory settings to document care and share information across departments. Topics include: vendor selection, system deployment, and workflow analysis. On the inpatient side, best-of-breed versus single source is a perennial debate as CIOs automate the widely diverse departments under their purview, such as the surgical suite, radiology and intensive care. On the ambulatory side, group practices wrestle with physician productivity issues and creating interfaces to outside service partners such as labs.
Seeking to delay the final rule of Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program, some 116 members of Congress are asking the heads of the Office of the Management and Budget and the Department of Health and Human Services to hold off on the release of the rule.
Whats the flash surrounding FHIR? Major HIT vendors, policymakers and large, notable provider organizations have rallied around Health Level 7s newest standard, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR). Whats involved in this interoperability standard, why are expectations so high and should widespread enthusiasm be tempered?
With last weeks highly publicized Institute of Medicine report shining a light on electronic health records and the widespread problem of diagnostic errors, industry observers are hoping that Congress will reconsider funding a Health IT Safety Center that lawmakers have heretofore opposed.
How the leading emergency department information system vendors rank by market share, starting with No. 1, from a report by advisory/research firm peer 60.
The clinician called a prospective customer who was applying for health insurance to pose a very direct question: Why had she left the names of several medications she was taking off the application she submitted to Aetna? The clinician rattled off the names of the drugs, the dates they were prescribed, and the doctors who had prescribed them.
New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of September 21.
Physician-owned, multispecialty practices reported a nearly 12 percent increase in total operating costs associated with technology in 2014 compared to 2013, according to a new survey conducted by the Medical Group Management Association.
In announcing the release this week of the final Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2015-2020, National Coordinator for HIT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., said ONC is looking to better support behavioral health providers not eligible under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.
James Kaplan, a principal in McKinseys New York office and one of the authors of Wiley & Sons Beyond Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Digital Business, recently posted a list of the books that influenced him as a business technologist. The list, with some of his comments on the books, follows.
Jodi Daniel, a major force for adoption and enhancement of electronic health records and other technologies at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology during the past decade, will leave ONC on October 9.
Diagnostic errors in healthcare are at epidemic proportions and causing serious safety concerns, yet the problem has received limited attention from the medical communitya gross oversight that must change.
In its latest report on improving the quality and safety of medical treatment, the Institute of Medicine focuses on better diagnoses. Information technology will play an important supporting role to numerous recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine. Here are the health IT recommendations attached to particular IOM goals; several of the recommendations are focused squarely on the vendor community.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Monday released the final Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2015-2020, aimed at modernizing the nations health IT infrastructure beyond just electronic health records.
Physicians and consumers differ significantly and broadly in their views about emerging medical technology, with more enthusiasm and support expressed by consumers rather than clinicians.
Healthcare organizations struggling to better consolidate, organize and manage their structured and unstructured data may want to consider use of an enterprise clinical archive, a standards-based, centralized repository for all hospital data. Here are the six ways in which an enterprise archive can resolve data management challenges.