Health IT Pulse:

January, 2012


January 11, 2012  1:57 PM

KLAS survey: 71% of providers have cloud implementation, or plan to

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Cloud Computing, cloud implementation, EHR, HIPAA, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA security, HIT cloud, KLAS

"Health care cloud implementation" has become a trending topic, thanks to some of our peers in the health IT media and KLAS, which recently released a survey on cloud use among providers. More on that later. As American Medical...

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January 10, 2012  11:56 AM

Updating medical scheduling systems is hard, just ask the VA

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR systems, electronic health records, Interoperability and health information exchange, Veterans Affairs

One of larger players in the health IT industry, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has announced an initiative to change the medical scheduling part of its electronic...


January 9, 2012  3:19 PM

PHR services not dead yet, think they’ll go for a walk now

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
iTriage, Microsoft HealthVault, phr

A couple weeks ago, a certain editor proclaimed that personal health record (PHR) services ranked among the health IT trends not to watch in 2012, largely because...


January 6, 2012  2:03 PM

Ringing in the new year with a health data breach on Facebook

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
data breaches, health care data breach, social media

Perhaps the last health data breach to make the news in 2011 involves a temporary employee at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center who posted a picture of someone's medical record to his Facebook page -- and made fun of the patient's...


January 5, 2012  12:28 PM

Why didn’t ICD-10 implementation bring down Europe’s health system?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
HIPAA, HIPAA 5010, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation

We're seeing a lot of pushback against ICD-10 implementation, with the American Medical Association's "vigorous opposition" at the extreme. Gloom and doom types


January 4, 2012  11:20 AM

Meaningful use, challenges highlight oral health IT toolbox

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
electronic health record, Health IT, hhs, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While primary care doctors arguably receive the most attention when it comes to adopting health IT, dentists are slowly emerging on the scene thanks to an oral health IT toolbox designed to aid them on the adoption front. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of HHS,...


January 3, 2012  1:15 PM

PHR adoption efforts must involve physicians as well as patients

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
patient engagement, phr, PHRs and patient engagement

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant

The heightened push for meaningful use compliance that the health care industry is expecting in 2012 will, of course, involve electronic health records.


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