Health IT Pulse:

September, 2011


September 13, 2011  11:59 AM

Wireless monitoring beneficial for patients, but irks hospitals

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
home telehealth, mobile health, wireless medical devices, wireless networks

As mobile health, or mHealth, continues to grow in health care, so does wireless monitoring. This type of care could be a key player for patients in two areas: Reducing hospital visits...

September 12, 2011  10:33 AM

Social media has its place in health care, but use caution

JeanD Profile: JeanD
social media

There is room for Twitter and Facebook in hospitals, as long as such social media tools are used with caution, say information managers.

Use of social media is prevalent in many industries, and health care is no exception. But its use there comes with...


September 9, 2011  11:37 AM

Will your business associates cause a health care data breach?

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Data breach, HIPAA business associate, HIPAA violations

No health care organization is immune to a data breach. Health care data breach notifications have been on the rise since the Office for Civil Rights...


September 8, 2011  10:56 AM

Dr. Halamka’s health IT headlines hit home

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
halamka, health information exchange, HIT cloud, ipad, mHealth

A couple recent headlines caught my eye, grouped together: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO Dr. John Halamka's MIT Technology Review article, The Rise of Electronic Medicine, and a reply to...


September 7, 2011  11:20 AM

Endured a data breach? You’re not alone

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
health care data breach, PHI

Whether personal health information (PHI) is extracted, hacked or viewed by an unauthorized user, it constitutes a health care security data breach. These data breaches,...


September 6, 2011  12:18 PM

Final rule clarifies e-prescribing incentive program, sort of

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
e-prescribing, EHR incentive program, gao, medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its update to the final rule for the e-prescribing incentive program, which offers financial incentives to eligible professionals who demonstrate that...


September 2, 2011  11:50 AM

Technology, lack of communication hinder patient-centered care

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
patient engagement, quality of care

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant With so much discussion surrounding the achievement of meaningful use,


September 1, 2011  1:18 PM

Report shows that EHR adoption can improve quality of care

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR adoption, electronic health records, quality of care

Despite the federal government's push for health care providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), there is little evidence to support the idea that EHR adoption will bring about an...


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