Health IT Pulse:

July, 2011


July 12, 2011  12:18 PM

Four on the 4th: States begin EHR incentive programs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, electronic health records, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While America was celebrating its birthday, eligible professionals and eligible hospitals in Arizona, Connecticut, Rhode Island and West Virginia had an extra reason to celebrate given the launch of the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program in their respective states. At the...

July 11, 2011  11:44 AM

HL7, IHTSDO continue health care interoperability efforts

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
health IT standards, HL7, IHTSDO, Interoperability and health information exchange

Health Level Seven International Inc. (HL7) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) are continuing their efforts to foment...


July 8, 2011  2:06 PM

How EHR technology and ICD-10 impact the clinical coding workflow

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
clinical coding, Coding and documentation, EHR technology

The implementation of EHR technology -- in conjunction with the


July 7, 2011  11:29 AM

EHR vendors: Watch first, code later

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, electronic health record

In the course of interviewing two sources for two different stories, interviewees took me down the same interesting side street, conversationally. They both were convinced the best electronic health record (EHR) applications are built when programmers first shadow a clinician before they design...


July 6, 2011  11:28 AM

Social media serves as a powerful tool for patients disclosing illnesses

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
HIPAA, HIPAA violations, HITsm, social media

No matter the trend, social media has a role in some capacity. That’s the case for health IT as patients are increasingly disclosing medical diagnoses online for consolation purposes, according to a


July 5, 2011  11:49 AM

With private cloud architecture, slow and steady wins

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Cloud Computing, Virtualization and cloud computing

As the cloud computing market continues to mature, and as server virtualization technology continues to catch on in health care organizations, a private cloud...


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