Health IT Pulse:

September, 2011

September 29, 2011  12:15 PM

Share and compare: NQF launches new query tool for quality measures

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
meaningful use incentives, quality measure reporting, quality measures

Hospitals and providers looking to meet the requirements for meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology must report on a certain number of quality measures. Most of the

September 28, 2011  6:33 PM

Pre-AHIMA survey reveals lax ICD-10 preparedness

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ICD-10 conversion

Not trying to sound alarms here, but if experts we've been hearing out on the health IT conference rubber-chicken circuit have it right, the transition to ICD-10 in two years will be the equivalent of running a hospital into a brick wall. On the revenue side, that is. Because of arcane rules...

September 27, 2011  11:32 AM

HHS task force hones in on mobile health technology

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Mobile devices and telehealth, mobile health, mobile health technologies

A task force for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced suggestions to support health text messaging and mobile health, or mHealth, programs. Giving the public...

September 26, 2011  12:40 PM

Cardiologists embracing meaningful use program so far

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
cardiology, EHR attestation process, meaningful use incentives

More than half of cardiologists -- roughly 55% -- plan to participate in the meaningful use program, according to a recent survey of American College of Cardiology (ACC) members. The survey, taken in July and published in...

September 22, 2011  11:33 AM

EHR selection succeeds when users have a say

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR implementation, EHR systems, user buy-in

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant As the stage 1 meaningful use deadline approaches, the push for

September 21, 2011  11:23 AM

New study links mortality decrease to meaningful use

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EMR, Meaningful use

A new study funded by the RAND Corporation and published in Health Affairs hints at what could be a payoff in lives saved for all the billions of dollars the U.S. government is doling out for EHR...

September 20, 2011  11:46 AM

Clinical documentation, EMRs harmonize during patient influx

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Clinical Documentation, Electronic Medical Record

Using electronic medical records (EMRs) to host clinical documentation is one way for hospitals to keep track of all their current patients. Keeping track is critically important when

September 19, 2011  11:57 AM

On the successes and failures of various HIE models

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood

Health information exchange is growing, with the number of entities on the rise along with those entities' interest in HIE standards...

September 15, 2011  12:01 AM

ONC’s federal health IT strategic plan is ready for takeoff

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health IT strategic plan, meaningful use incentives, ONC, Privacy and security

This week the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the publication of its health IT strategic plan, also known as the Plan. The

September 14, 2011  12:30 PM

ONC tackles health IT patient engagement; will it work?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Barack Obama, HIE, hitech, ONC

This is a big week for patient engagement, at least at a national level. To wit:

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