Health IT Pulse:

September, 2010


September 30, 2010  7:20 AM

Final two regional extension centers selected, completes national system

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, ONC, regional extension centers

This week, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology selected the final two awardees for the regional extension center program, completing a national network of RECs for every region in the...

September 29, 2010  6:26 AM

The PHR buck stops here in Orlando

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, phr

ORLANDO, FLA. -- This year we've heard a lot of conference speakers and seen many online and print experts pontificate about whose job it is to sell patients on the value of 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 28, 2010  9:31 AM

Mitigating cost, management of health IT intellectual property

JeanD Profile: JeanD
Health IT Standards Committee, Intellectual property

In health IT standards, how will providers be required to manage intellectual property considerations? Through the latest idea under deliberation by policymakers, not at...


September 27, 2010  8:57 AM

HHS turns to Verizon Business for data network services

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
hhs, Networking, Telemedicine, Verizon, VoIP

With an expanding role that in due time will encompass telemedicine,


September 24, 2010  12:36 PM

Report finds health IT key to adopting medical home model

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, Health IT

Advocates of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) believe this model of patient care has the potential to reduce costs and improve health care outcomes. But health care providers who want to adopt a PCMH model of care without adopting health information technology are in for a bumpy ride....


September 23, 2010  12:00 AM

EHR vendors slow to react to stimulus sales

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Cerner, EHR, EHR vendor, Epic, GE, KLAS

Not many research reports on the electronic health records (EHR) space yield startling results: Most reports say EHRs speed up care, but a few say they don't. Most say they help slash medical error rates, but a few say they don't. But the


September 22, 2010  7:18 AM

Google Health returns with a focus on wellness

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
google health, phr

Google Inc. unveiled a revamped Google Health last week, shifting the focus of its personal health record (PHR) service from importing records to tracking personal wellness. Through the redesign, Google...


September 21, 2010  8:46 AM

Veterans Affairs opens new pilot site for VLER initiative

JeanD Profile: JeanD
Beacon Community, NHIN, Veterans Affairs, virtual lifetime electronic record

The Department of Veterans Affairs is pressing forward with its virtual lifetime electronic record initiative by opening a fourth pilot site for the program. The...


September 16, 2010  1:32 PM

HITECH-funded program trains professionals for health IT jobs

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
HITECH Act, ONC

Despite health IT jobs being among the hottest careers for college graduates in 2010, there is a shortage of qualified health IT professionals. The Office of the...


September 15, 2010  12:15 AM

Motorola unveils its first health care EDA

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EDA, PDA, VoIP, VoWLAN, Windows Mobile

Today, Motorola Inc. released the MC-75A0-HC, an enterprise digital assistant, or EDA -- basically, its name for its line of ruggedized personal digital assistants (PDAs). The device comes...


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