Health IT Pulse:

April, 2014

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April 25, 2014  11:01 AM

Adoption and interoperability of EHRs examined in health IT reports

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR adoption, EHR certification, HIMSS Analytics, Interoperability

Though the meaningful use program helped exceed HHS' expectations for EHR adoption in 2013, the lack of interoperability between electronic records has caught the eye of independent assessors and federal health agencies. Meaningful use stages 1 and 2 "fall short of achieving meaningful use in any...

April 16, 2014  3:15 PM

Automated software not ready to reduce hospital readmissions

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ACO, Affordable Care Act, hospital readmission

Automated systems that predict hospital readmissions are in the works – but are not yet ready for deployment, according to several recent studies. Some systems show promise, as the U.S. healthcare system refines progressively more precise metrics to predict what causes readmissions. Authors of a...


April 9, 2014  11:13 AM

HIMSS Analytics study measures EHR governance programs

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR certification, EHR governance, EHR implementation, HIMSS Analytics

According to study data collected by HIMSS Analytics, 60% of healthcare organizations have a formalized EHR governance program in place. And almost two-thirds of the time, it's not just IT staffers doing the governing: Physicians and nurses are having their say in how the application and its use...


April 2, 2014  11:31 AM

Big data projects uncommon in healthcare, executives hopeful for future

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Big Data, preventive care

The majority of healthcare executives believe big data will positively influence patient care, though not all of them have gotten around to utilizing big data to meet organizational goals. More than half (60%) of American healthcare executives agree that big data will improve preventive care and...


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