Health IT Pulse:

October, 2010

October 28, 2010  1:37 PM

The Department of Defense wants to build a new EHR system

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR systems, electronic health records

Despite a $2 billion price tag and a 13-year buildout, the electronic health record (EHR) system implemented by the Department of Defense (DoD) has been deemed insufficient, according to a new report from the

October 27, 2010  8:26 AM

HP aims Slate 500 Windows tablet at health care

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Apple, EHR, EMR, Hewlett-Packard, ipad, Microsoft, slate

Our TechTarget colleague Jamison Cush -- editor at -- got his hands on the new Hewlett-Packard Slate 500 tablet. It runs...

October 26, 2010  8:42 AM

CIOs chime in about health IT workforce shortage

JeanD Profile: JeanD
CHIME, health IT workforce, Meaningful use

In the midst of the federal push to encourage the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) and other information technology, what's missing from hospitals? The...

October 25, 2010  12:33 PM

Why the switch to ICD-10 will be worth it

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
hhs, ICD-10

Medical coders around the U.S. dread the switch to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), which, according to a Department of...

October 21, 2010  9:33 AM

Is mobile access to health information on the rise?

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
mobile health, Smartphones

According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, the vast majority of American adults -- 85% -- use a cell phone. But how many of them are using their cell phones to improve their health?

October 20, 2010  12:00 AM

iPad adoption: If it were a PC, Apple would be No. 1 computer maker

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Apple iOS, google android, ipad, ipad adoption, ipad ehr, ipad emr, steve jobs

What if the iPad were a PC? Blogger -- and three-decade observer of Apple CEO Steve Jobs -- Philip Elmer DeWitt mulled over the question earlier this week after viewing an IDC analyst's take on third-quarter...

October 19, 2010  9:29 AM

EHR collaboration in Florida expands access for stakeholders

JeanD Profile: JeanD
EHR collaboration

In the wake of regulations urging greater adoption of electronic health records (EHR), three Florida health systems are banding together to develop similar health information technology systems. The University of Florida, Shands HealthCare and Orlando Health announced they would collaborate on...

October 18, 2010  9:09 AM

HHS details plans to open its health database

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Community Health Data Initiative, data transparency, hhs

Come December, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will crack open its

October 15, 2010  11:51 AM

Program offers health IT certification for individuals

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, health information exchange

Individuals looking to become part of the health information technology workforce can bolster their credentials by getting certified in electronic health records (EHR), health information exchange or health information technology (HIT). The program from the Olympia, Wash., organization

October 14, 2010  12:45 PM

ONC makes course corrections to meaningful use EHR requirements

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology issued an interim final rule Wednesday...

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