Health IT Pulse:

June, 2010

June 3, 2010  8:00 AM

Merging payer, provider data in EHR systems

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
behavioral health, Case Management, EHR, EHR systems, health information exchange, HIE, MEDecision, payers

Some leaders in the health IT space have pointed out that payers, not providers, stand to profit more from the health IT buildout than the doctors using their new electronic health record (EHR) systems -- some even calling for payers to

June 2, 2010  9:38 AM

EHR usability a matter of competitive edge

JeanD Profile: JeanD
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, EHR usability

Fear of losing a competitive edge might be keeping health IT vendors from talking about the usability of their products, but some developers suggest there's a way around that. The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) has published the findings of interviews...

June 1, 2010  2:46 PM

The pains of health information exchange, and other news

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
health information exchange, HIPAA Privacy Rule, HITECH Act, tablet computer, Telemedicine

Health information exchange (HIE) represents a cornerstone of federal health IT policy. As our FAQ on health information exchange indicates, HIE is poised to alter...

June 1, 2010  9:15 AM

Two more Beacon Community grants up for grabs

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Beacon Community grants, health information exchange, HITECH Act

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced last week that it is accepting applications for the

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