Health IT Pulse:

November, 2010

November 12, 2010  7:07 AM

How to bring electronic health records into the exam room

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR usability, electronic health records, PCs and desktops

One of the most common complaints heard about the use of electronic health records (EHRs), is that clinicians don't know how to successfully interact with both patient and computer in the exam room. Many health care professionals worry that their patient visits will end up looking something like...

November 11, 2010  12:00 AM

U.S. docs: Suck it up and take a few EHR implementation cues from abroad

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, EMR, ipad, Netbook, Ubuntu

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Chatting with health IT leaders from such developing countries as Tanzania, Nigeria and Lesotho -- and with the people in the U.S. public sector doing their best to assist them with limited resources -- here at the mHealth Summit, a...

November 9, 2010  4:00 PM

Health IT still moving at a snail’s pace, rules too burdensome

JeanD Profile: JeanD
electronic health records

Technology's transformation of health care is moving too slowly, despite all the attention being paid to encouraging the adoption of electronic health records, according to former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Known as much for his work with health care information technology as for his...

November 9, 2010  8:24 AM

MHealth and texting takes health care to new dimensions — with risks

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen
mHealth, Mobile technology

Mobile health, or mHealth, is becoming an important way for providers to reach their patients, and vice versa. Here at the mHealth Summit 2010 in Washington, D.C., several discussions, sessions, posters and products are focused on using SMS, aka

November 8, 2010  2:48 AM

For mobile health applications, the sky’s the limit

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
ipad, iPhone, mobile health

Hardly a day goes by without a report about one or more mobile health applications promising to improve patient care. One of the latest comes from the Mill City in Massachusetts, where Lowell General Hospital has...

November 5, 2010  7:28 AM

Power and uptime crucial for solid health IT infrastructure

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw

Is your health IT infrastructure prepared to handle the influx of such new technologies as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), picture archiving and communication systems...

November 4, 2010  9:58 AM

How well can regional extension centers serve physicians?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR implementation, regional extension centers, Software as a Service

The regional extension center (REC) is positioned as a cornerstone of the federal effort to help physicians, especially those with small practices, adopt electronic health record (EHR) technology. There has been some debate over the last month, however, about whether the country's

November 3, 2010  8:44 AM

D.C. mHealth Summit promises international flavor

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Bill Gates, mHealth, mHealth Summit, Mobile devices and telehealth, Smartphones

Mobile health, or mHealth, currently is the hottest buzzword in health IT in the second half of 2010. It's all about extending the reach of health care providers into areas they can't get to now. In the United States, that means extending videoconferencing to remote communities...

November 2, 2010  10:34 AM

Spotlight on success: AHRQ reviews health IT projects

JeanD Profile: JeanD
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

You don't believe health information technology can work for you? The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) would like to prove you wrong, as it highlights success stories among...

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