Health IT Pulse:

May, 2010

May 27, 2010  2:28 PM

What is telemedicine, and how does it affect health IT?

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR, Health IT, Telemedicine

Last week more than 3,000 people gathered in San Antonio for the 15th Annual International Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to talk about "outcomes and evidence for telemedicine and telehealth." Just...

May 26, 2010  12:01 AM

Dell, others jumping into iPad tablet computer market

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
android os, Dell, dell streak, google android, HP slate, ipad, iPhone, iphone os, tablet computer

Continuing the theme of the last month of Wednesday posts here about the iPad tablet computer and its future in health care would have been so much...

May 25, 2010  12:51 PM

Health IT policy adjustments, and other news from

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR implementation, health IT standards, HITECH Act, NHIN Direct, RHIO

Health IT policy officials have begun to see a realignment of priorities, issues and work, causing federal committees and workgroups to redirect their efforts accordingly. The workgroup on health information exchange has updated its agenda to address these changing policy...

May 25, 2010  9:35 AM

Doctors worry HIPAA Privacy Rule compliance piles on burdens

JeanD Profile: JeanD
HIPAA Privacy Rule, HITECH Act, Medical Group Management Association

Doctors are unsure whether the electronic health record (EHR) systems they use will allow them to comply with various requirements under the HITECH Act, according to the results of an industry survey. The Medical Group Management...

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May 24, 2010  6:55 AM

Poll: EHR use would be quite helpful for parents

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR implementation, patient engagement

When federal officials discuss their efforts to broaden electronic health record (EHR) use, they routinely cite its potential to improve care for everyone. A recent poll conducted by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, part of the University...

May 20, 2010  2:41 PM

Health IT jobs No. 1 choice for college graduates

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, Health IT

With so many health care organizations moving to electronic health records, it's no wonder college graduates are seeking out health IT jobs. According to a trend study from the University of California San Diego Extension, the

May 19, 2010  1:45 PM

Will state HIEs replace current RHIOs?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger

Although it reads as if we were all playing together in some odd health IT island on Second Life, an interesting debate broke out online yesterday. It started out at our online virtual trade show, which SearchHealthIT editorial staffers were attending...

May 18, 2010  1:02 PM

Early adopters prepared for meaningful use, and other health IT news

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EMR, Health IT, HITECH Act, iPod Touch, Meaningful use, phr

For health organizations already wired for electronic medical records (EMR), meaningful use compliance involves merely keeping abreast of changes in the proposed...

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May 18, 2010  11:28 AM

National Health Information Network projects tangle over policy

JeanD Profile: JeanD
National Health Information Network, NHIN Direct

Policymakers and software developers are all tackling the development of the National Health Information Network (NHIN) at various points, and finding common...

May 17, 2010  10:11 AM

Wanted: Your input on health IT interoperability

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Interoperability and health information exchange

Health IT interoperability means different things to different organizations -- and poses different problems. For instance, some struggle to get departments to share electronic health...

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