Health IT Pulse:

January, 2014

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January 28, 2014  1:08 PM

Health IT on the rise, independent physicians lag behind with EHRs

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
e-prescribing, EHR, EHR adoption, Health IT, independent physicians

Adoption and use of health IT increased significantly from 2009 to 2012, though there is a sizable gap between the adoption levels of large and small practices. A study

January 21, 2014  1:20 PM

WEDI makes suggestions to HHS leading up to ICD-10 transition

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
hhs, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, WEDI

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has more work to do in overseeing the upcoming ICD-10 transition, according to recommendations from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). In a statement released on their website and sent to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,


January 14, 2014  12:05 PM

National ACO readiness survey returns varied results

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, WEDI

The accountable care organization (ACO) model has returned inconsistent results for providers trying to optimize their use of pharmaceuticals, according to responses to the National Survey of Accountable Care Organizations. Many (70%) providers


January 9, 2014  11:55 AM

Younger people report enthusiasm for patient self-monitoring devices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
mHealth, quantified self, smartwatches, Wearable devices

Digital patient self-monitoring in healthcare will continue to rise if developers respond to current demand, particularly from younger patients. More than half of consumers (52%) are interested in buying


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