Health IT Pulse:

May, 2012


May 31, 2012  1:07 PM

New venture uses social media to share stories of patient harm

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
Facebook, health care social media, patient harm, patient safety organizations

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant

There has been a lot of talk and debate regarding the utility of

May 30, 2012  11:26 AM

Health care tablet roundup: Cius dead, Playbook maimed, iPad rules

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR implementation, mHealth

Our TechTarget colleague Gina Narcisi reports that Cisco quietly retired its Cius tablet this week, ending the run of what at first looked like a promising,


May 29, 2012  10:05 AM

How one doc provides a meaningful clinical summary to patients

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Clinical IT, electronic health record, electronic health records, EMR, Meaningful use

For caregivers, providing patients with clinical summaries can be quite challenging, especially when meaningful use dollars are in play. While the


May 24, 2012  11:19 AM

FCC plans to open up spectrum for wireless medical devices

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
FCC, Medical Body Area Networks, remote patient monitoring, wireless medical devices, wireless networks

The future of remote patient monitoring could be looking a little brighter if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moves forward with its plan to allocate a chunk of unused...


May 23, 2012  1:53 PM

HIT social media and HIPAA compliance: Never the twain shall meet?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Facebook, health care social media, HIPAA Compliance

In the week following the debut of publicly traded Facebook stock, some water-cooler-discussion-provoking articles have caught our eye. Of course, for the folks on our team who work remotely, instant messenger serves as the virtual water cooler. Same diff. Check them out:


May 22, 2012  10:14 AM

For providers, image access in EHR systems means more, not fewer, tests

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, EHR adoption, electronic health record, radiology

Although many providers anticipate that the deployment of electronic health record systems will curb costs and eliminate unnecessary tests, a


May 21, 2012  2:18 PM

ONC wants help establishing road rules for health information exchange

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, National Health Information Network, NHIN, ONC

Before U.S. physicians can hop on the nationwide health information exchange highway, they need to know the rules of the road. They may have to leave it in park for a while though -- as these rules don't yet exist.

Under the Public Health Service Act...


May 18, 2012  11:35 AM

U.S. military continues plans to launch integrated EHR system

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR, EHR system, integrated EHR, Interoperability, Veterans Affairs

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense are moving forward with plans to launch their integrated electronic health record (EHR) system,...


May 17, 2012  11:32 AM

Study: It’s workflow, not EHR implementation that begets quality

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR implementation, Meaningful use

A three-year study published in the May-June issue of Annals of Family Medicine, at first blush, doesn't make a good case for EHR implementations. Its findings showed that for 16 practices in the eastern U.S. -- treating...


May 15, 2012  12:55 PM

Is increased technology the key to ACO care delivery?

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
accountable care organization, ACO, clinical decision support, EHR systems, HIE, Pioneer ACO Model

With the accountable care organization (ACO) destined to impact health IT strategy, insurer Aetna and Banner Health Network (BHN) -- a non-profit health care system --...


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