Health IT Pulse:

June, 2015


June 30, 2015  10:53 AM

FDA group to support combined EHR, electronic data capture systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
clinical information systems, EHR, EHR systems, FDA

Clinical research and patient information captured during treatment are kept in different electronic systems and by separate organizations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to support...

June 25, 2015  12:31 PM

The reason some doctors quit? EHRs, says one noted columnist

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR technology

The general consensus surrounding the movement to EHRs, at least from what I've heard and read, is that, although not perfect, EHRs are a good thing for doctors, healthcare organizations and patients alike. Where the problems come in are with the other stuff. For example, the


June 24, 2015  1:12 PM

CommonWell grows, despite Epic absence

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Epic, HL7

Despite the continued absence of health IT’s biggest name, the CommonWell Health Alliance, a vendor-backed interoperability group, keeps growing. EHR giant


June 23, 2015  3:12 PM

FDA makes a deal with online patient group to study patient-reported drug safety data

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
adverse event reporting, drug safety, FDA, patient engagement, social media

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is teaming up with the largest online patient network to collect and study patient-reported drug safety data. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 18, 2015  3:35 PM

Steps to achieve a value-based contract

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

A shift to value-based payments and benefit...


June 17, 2015  3:34 PM

Practice Fusion CEO talks market share in solo practices and relationship with bigger vendors

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, Cerner, cloud EHR, EHR adoption, Epic, mckesson, Practice Fusion

Ryan Howard, the 40-year-old founder and CEO of cloud EHR vendor Practice Fusion Inc., certainly doesn’t lack for confidence. In some ways, Howard’s brash charisma...


June 16, 2015  11:14 AM

Cerner CEO Neal Patterson tells Senate committee of wife’s interoperability dilemma

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AMIA, Cerner, EHR, Interoperability, Neal Patterson

Neal Patterson, CEO of EHR vendor Cerner Corp. -- a founding member of CommonWell Health Alliance -- has a personal reason to pull for CommonWell to realize its goal of greater health IT interoperability. Patterson's wife, Jeanne, has been a breast cancer patient for eight years and keeps paper...


June 15, 2015  4:12 PM

New research: FDA-regulated digital health devices could save U.S. healthcare billions

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Digital Health, FDA, Mobile devices

Last year, the FDA seemed to lean toward deregulation of wellness, wearable and


June 11, 2015  7:28 AM

ICD-10 codes elicit humor

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
AHIMA, AMA, ICD-10, Meaningful use

“Struck by Orca” is by no means the most obscure or unintentionally humorous entry in the voluminous catalog of new ICD-10 codes for medical conditions. But it is, indeed, the memorable Twitter handle of the publisher of an


June 9, 2015  11:05 AM

Switching to cloud-based EHRs reduces data breach concerns for most small practices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
cloud EHR, EHR implementation, EHR security, Interoperability

Significantly fewer physicians that deploy cloud-based EHR systems in solo or small medical practices are worried about their system's security than their counterparts that use server-based EHRs. More than 80% of users of server-based systems are fearful their system or hosted files may be...


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