Health IT Pulse:

May, 2015


May 29, 2015  4:28 PM

Like EHRs, clinical research data must be unchained for the greater good

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
clinical trials, EHR, Interoperability, precision medicine

We write a lot about interoperability of EHRs in SearchHealthIT's stories and blogs because the topic is rife with obstacles for the healthcare industry to overcome. Yet the ability to share a patient's electronic medical record across various hospitals and health systems improves clinical...

May 28, 2015  12:46 PM

The journey to data analytics: Many healthcare professionals haven’t started yet

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

The importance of big data and data analytics is not lost on healthcare professionals, and many are clamoring to implement big data and data analytics within their...


May 28, 2015  7:13 AM

Health IT startup offers single EHR option

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
C-CDA, EHR, HIPAA, HIPAA Privacy Rule, Meaningful use

When a new health IT company’s name sounds like a call to action, you can tell right away that the enterprise, even while for-profit, has a sense of mission. FreeOurHealthRecords.com is an outgrowth of the modern patient advocacy...


May 22, 2015  10:29 AM

Report explains how to secure expensive patient data on mobile devices

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
mobile device management, mobile health, Mobile technology

Medical information is one of the most valuable types of data hackers can get their hands on, according to a report by the...


May 21, 2015  8:28 AM

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances poised to take off

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2, meaningful use stage 3

E-prescribing has come of age. Now it’s e-prescribing of controlled substances’ (EPCS) turn. In 2014, 56% of U.S. physicians and 95% of pharmacies processed 1.2 billion electronic prescriptions on the Surescripts Inc. network, according to a new


May 19, 2015  1:22 PM

New survey: Physicians most likely to make patient notes, prescriptions in electronic systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
clinical decision support, e-prescribing, EHR, EHR systems

Physicians have come a long way in a short time in getting comfortable working with EHR systems and other healthcare technology. Nearly 80% of U.S. physicians say they are more proficient with EHRs than they were two years ago. American doctors made up 601 of the more than 2,600 physicians from...


May 13, 2015  3:15 PM

Health Datapalooza 2015 to showcase health IT rock stars

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Big Data, Farzad Mostashari, Karen DeSalvo, open health data, Todd Park

It's probably the only major health IT industry event at which you can play mini-golf all day. Welcome to Health Datapalooza 2015. The name of the May 31-June 3 conference pays homage to rock music festival culture, and Health Datapalooza flaunts its...


May 13, 2015  1:43 PM

Healthcare CIOs must treat IT as a business

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Health IT, health reform, healthcare CIOs

CIOs must be able to clearly communicate and demonstrate the business value of the IT services they provide, Barry Runyon, research VP at Gartner Inc. who focuses on healthcare provider research, wrote in a report. He...


May 12, 2015  2:05 PM

Providers satisfied with internal ICD-10 preparation, eschew outside testing

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation

Most healthcare professionals are confident enough in their organization's internal ICD-10 preparation that they haven't consulted with an outside source to measure their readiness prior to the Oct.1 coding changeover date. Less than a quarter of high-level healthcare pros that responded to a


May 7, 2015  11:44 AM

Researchers: Stop charging patients for paper copies of records

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
certified EHR technology, EHR, EHR certification

Despite 94% of hospitals in the United States having already adopted a certified EHR system, many state regulations are still focused on paper records. That's the word from Niam Yaraghi, a fellow at...


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