Health IT Pulse:

May, 2011


May 31, 2011  1:08 PM

Is health care finally ready for cloud adoption?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CDW, Cloud Computing

A recent survey from CDW LLC suggests that today's businesses are gravitating toward cloud adoption. Surprisingly, the health care industry is not an exception. Roughly 30% of the 150 health care organizations...

May 26, 2011  12:50 PM

Joint Commission launching medical home accreditation program

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood

Beginning in July, The Joint Commission will offer a primary care medical...

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May 25, 2011  3:19 PM

IOM report: Meaningful use just the start of health IT revolution

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
David Blumenthal, Institute of Medicine, Meaningful use

Earlier this month at a New England health IT conference, former U.S. health IT coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal said that he is reasonably confident the HITECH Act's push for EHR adoption...


May 24, 2011  12:32 PM

ONC committee seeks feedback, looks toward permanent certification program

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
electronic health records, Meaningful use, meaningful use final rule, ONC

The Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC) implementation workgroup is open to feedback pertaining to the development of applications that meet


May 23, 2011  11:55 AM

Reducing the cost and complexity of medical image archiving

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
Clinical image storage, Cloud Computing, picture archiving

By Anna Siembor, Editorial Assistant Medical image archiving costs are quickly becoming a huge expense in the health care industry -- so much so, according to the Symantec Health white paper


May 19, 2011  12:49 PM

Survey: Are you ready for health information exchange?

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, health information exchange, HIE

As the health information exchange landscape continues to evolve, many hospitals and health care organizations are still trying to assess their readiness to...


May 18, 2011  11:42 AM

CHIME could get its way with CMS on ACO rule

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organization, ACO, ATA, CHIME, CMS, EHR implementation, HIE, medicaid, medicare, PQRI, Telemedicine

Whether you agree with the health IT CIOs comprising the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) or not, you've got to give them props for not holding back in their comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the agency's proposed accountable...


May 17, 2011  11:58 AM

One doctor explains productivity losses; sounds off on reality of EHR implementation

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR systems, electronic health records, health information exchange, physician productivity

A study conducted by the Medical Group Management Association suggests that a loss of productivity is the biggest concern among doctors who are switching from


May 16, 2011  1:33 PM

Proposed rule aligns hospital quality reporting programs

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CMS, Hospital IPPS, IQR Program, quality measure reporting

By 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects hospitals to be able to use electronic health record (EHR) data for all reports required by the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting...

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May 13, 2011  11:22 AM

ONC awards $32 million to fund training for health IT jobs

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health IT jobs, health IT workforce, ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology is continuing its efforts to address the shortage of qualified professionals available to fill


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