Health IT Pulse:

February, 2012

February 17, 2012  1:10 PM

Building the trust fabric for direct exchange of health information

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw

Just over a year ago, the Direct Project launched version 1.0 of its open source software that would allow health care providers to exchange...

February 16, 2012  12:45 PM

ICD-10 implementation deadline will be delayed, HHS says

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHIMA, AMA, CMS, hhs, ICD-10 implementation

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will delay the Oct. 1, 2013 deadline for ICD-10 implementation, the department said this morning in a brief statement. This announcement follows an earlier...

February 15, 2012  3:33 PM

HIMSS 2012: Buckle in for stage 2, ICD-10, and Fitbits

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ICD-10, Meaningful use

This is nuts. Will the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services get off its collective can and drop that stage 2 meaningful use rule, already? Murphy's Law says it's hitting the wires right as this post is being penned, thereby rendering it obsolete before the "publish" button flashes. But...

February 14, 2012  10:41 AM

Behavioral health off the back burner in Maine

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, health information exchange, HIE, state HIEs

HealthInfoNet -- the state of Maine's health information exchange (HIE) -- has a reputation for setting a national example for patient and provider participation....

February 13, 2012  1:07 PM

What the death of GE’s cloud EHR means for the industry

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Cloud Computing, EHR systems, GE Healthcare, HIMSS 2012, meaningful use incentives

Look at the Health Information and Management Systems Society's HIMSS 2012 online buyer's guide for Web-based or cloud electronic health record (EHR) vendors, and many familiar names come up. One does not: General Electric Co. Last...

February 9, 2012  2:25 PM

Senator drafts bill to remove one of the barriers to telemedicine

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Health care reform and federal initiatives, Interoperability, telehealth, Telemedicine

One of the major barriers to telemedicine is about to get thrown into the ring by Sen. Tom Udall (D-Utah), who is

February 8, 2012  12:34 PM

Survey says? Hospitals still forming data disaster recovery plans

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
bridgehead, Disaster Recovery, meaningful use stage 2, Storage

While meaningful use stage 2 might be the sexiest headline for the Health Information Management Systems Society

February 7, 2012  12:06 PM

Study shows e-prescribing reduces errors, but concerns remain

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
e-prescribing, Health IT, Meaningful use

For hospitals, cutting down the number of prescription drug errors is a key component in delivering better quality care. One way to achieve that is for caregivers to ditch the notepad and use e-prescribing...

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February 6, 2012  1:07 PM

Use of iPad in health care rising, but will it plateau?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR usability, ipad adoption, ipad ehr, mobile device management

Use of the Apple Inc. iPad in health care has risen dramatically since the device was released nearly two years ago. The warm embrace that the industry gave the device, by now, surprises few...

February 2, 2012  2:22 PM

Will mHealth app certification program help buyers beware?

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health care app, mHealth

Certification is not just for EHR systems anymore -- now it's for mobile health apps, too. Happtique, which runs a mobile health app store targeted to the health care industry, has

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