Health IT Pulse:

July, 2011


July 29, 2011  9:02 AM

Interest growing in the medical home model of care delivery

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, Joint Commission, PCMH

The medical home model of care delivery -- which blends health IT and care coordination to encourage a more efficient and patient-centric approach to care -- has been gaining steady traction with health care providers and payers eager for an alternative to the traditional fee-for-service...

July 28, 2011  11:30 AM

EMR rollout requires team effort, flexibility

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR attestation process, electronic health records, EMR, Interoperability

While switching paper records to electronic medical records (EMRs) often brings trepidation among doctors, practices and hospitals alike, a successful implementation out of Wisconsin shows...


July 26, 2011  11:35 AM

Making CPOE systems palatable to physicians

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CPOE, Meaningful use, physician productivity

Computerized physician order entry isn't exactly New Coke or the Edsel, but CPOE adoption remains low, with fewer than one in six U.S. hospital...


July 26, 2011  11:00 AM

mHealth app tapped for serious diabetes treatment

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
mHealth, ONC

Sloughing through July, reading about federal spending has become tedious. No matter on which side of the political divide they stand, a recent poll showed 91% of voters are outright...

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July 21, 2011  1:09 PM

Understanding the human factors in consumer health IT

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
consumer health IT, health IT usability, patient portal

As a relatively healthy individual, I have little use for consumer health IT devices or applications. However, when I received an invitation to sign into the patient portal offered by my health care provider -- a system called Patient Gateway -- I was excited to log in and check out my health...


July 20, 2011  12:18 PM

States won’t be checking all those Medicaid EHR incentive criteria

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Back in my irreverent youth -- okay, as recently as my mid-20s -- I had a blast throwing my body around a mosh pit at a Descendents show. Even got my glasses smashed during "Coffee Mug," which isn't easy to do because the song is all of 35...


July 19, 2011  11:40 AM

For nurses, the advent of ACOs a viable alternative to primary practices

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
accountable care organization, telehealth, telehealth services

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) could be a worthy alternative for nurses seeking to take on more care management roles and have greater interaction with patients Working in a primary practice is different than a hospital setting. There is more opportunity to learn about the patient, make a...


July 18, 2011  1:03 PM

On kittens, ‘bof fry flew’ and health education videos

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
ONC, patient engagement

Last week the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) said it would be developing animated health education videos to...

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July 14, 2011  1:54 PM

Mobile sensing technology could help track the health of seniors

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
mobile health, mobile health technologies, mobile sensing

One important goal of community health is to improve the overall quality of life for patients. Everyday behaviors of patients -- such as social interaction and physical activity -- can be indicative of overall health and predictive of future health problems. But collecting such data through...


July 13, 2011  10:26 AM

Macs, iPad EHR apps, and device-independent EHRs driving HIT adoption

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Apple, Cloud Computing, EHR, HIT cloud, IOS, ipad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows

This week, ClearPractice released Eden, which company president Joel Andersen unabashedly trumpets as one of the few native iPad EHRs -- that...


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