Health IT Pulse:

December, 2010


December 14, 2010  2:17 PM

IOM set to study information technology safety

JeanD Profile: JeanD
Institute of Medicine

A new committee, convened by the Institute of Medicine to study how information technology affects the safety of patient care, is holding its first meeting this week in Washington, D.C. The Committee on Patient Safety and...

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December 13, 2010  7:18 AM

EHR software cost biggest implementation worry — but it shouldn’t be

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CDW, EHR implementation, EHR incentive program

Small physician practices that have yet to adopt electronic health records are overly concerned with EHR software and hardware costs, according to a recent 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 10, 2010  9:08 AM

Beacon Communities ready to share lessons learned in health IT, HIE

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Beacon Community, health information exchange, HIE, regional extension centers

The Beacon Community program, authorized under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was created by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to showcase the power of health information technology in improving health outcomes and costs. It is one of


December 8, 2010  4:40 PM

Motorola adds ‘geofencing’ as HIPAA defense to EDA, leaks tablet

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Data breach, EDA, HIPAA, ipad, MOTOROLA, PDA, tablet computer

Motorola's making news all over the place this week: First, it let a Google engineer demo a prototype Motorola tablet running a pre-release version of the next Android operating...


December 6, 2010  12:56 PM

Medical devices, electronic health records remain disconnected

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Meaningful use, medical devices, wireless networks

One of the core requirements of Stage 1 of the meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology calls for recording and charting changes in vital signs for at least half of...


December 2, 2010  3:36 PM

Direct Project software ready to enable health information exchange

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, HIE, Interoperability and health information exchange, NHIN, NHIN Direct

During this week's NHIN (National Health Information Network) University webinar, The Direct Project: Where we are today, Arien Malec,...


December 1, 2010  9:48 AM

Meaningful use resource for radiologists goes online

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
meaningful use incentives, radiology, RSNA

CHICAGO -- Here at the Radiological Society of North America's 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, attendees are still getting up to speed on the whys and wherefores of meaningful use, as well as the federal incentives for getting...


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