Health IT Pulse:

October, 2013

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October 29, 2013  1:01 PM

ONC study details electronic viewing and sharing of patient information

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR implementation, HIE, patient engagement

With meaningful use stage 2 deadline bearing down on providers, the use of EHRs is changing how patient information is viewed and transferred --  an issue that is explored in detail in a recent ONC study. Nearly one-third of physicians shared patient clinical summaries with other providers in...

October 22, 2013  11:25 AM

HHS shares plan to address insurance exchange site problems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchange, healthcare.gov

After weeks of confusion and a multitude of errors affecting user experience on the Healthcare.gov health insurance exchange website, the government has laid out a plan to address the most common bugs. Users have had issues both signing up for the site and logging in to their accounts once they've...


October 15, 2013  2:19 PM

Role of physician review sites as patient engagement tool still unsettled

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient engagement, Patient review, physician review

Industry-wide opinion about how much, if any, say patients should have in the care process is largely unsettled.  However, according to a recent ZocDoc survey, most physicians are aware of the feedback patients leave in online reviews of their care. The study said


October 8, 2013  12:27 PM

DoD integrated EHR plan, Defense Health Agency changing military care

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Defense Health Agency, iEHR, integrated EHR, legacy EHR systems

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is now considering a replacement to its legacy EHR systems with an off-the shelf product that is compliant with at least stage 1 of...


October 1, 2013  1:00 PM

Xerox EHR survey: Patient engagement a tall task

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR adoption, EHR safety, EHR security

Meaningful use stage 2 requirements mandate that 5% of a facility's patients must view, download or transmit their data electronically in order to qualify for incentive payments. That could prove a difficult goal to reach, if statistics from Xerox's fourth annual EHR survey represent the country as...


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