Health IT Pulse:

July, 2012

July 27, 2012  1:57 PM

Shocking story points to potential of clinical data analytics

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
clinical data analytics, health information exchange, HIE, HIPAA, public health

Up in my neck of the New Hampshire woods, folks are up in arms - as well they should be - about a gut-wrenching story involving a nearby hospital and an employee who appears to have deliberately infected patients with hepatitis C for up to a year before he was discovered. Of course the crimes are...

July 20, 2012  10:21 AM

Health IT budget bloat due to culture, regulation, lazy buying

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, Health IT

Think your health IT budget isn't keeping pace with skyrocketing costs? Net (Net), an IT services firm, thinks it knows why. In a white paper published in mid-July, it compares health care to 29 other industries and determined that providers pay 17% more than their peers in sectors such as retail,...

July 19, 2012  11:36 AM

Health care social media can lead to positive ROI

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Data breach, Facebook, health care data breach, health care social media, HIPAA, twitter

For caregivers seeking to recruit patients to their practice and connect with existing patients, social media is a viable medium because of increased communication. But using social media also increases the likelihood of a

July 13, 2012  11:04 AM

For me, it wasn’t straightforward joining Walking Gallery

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
behavioral health, patient advocacy, phr, Regina Holliday

I've been marked by patient advocate Regina Holliday. It is truly an honor and a privilege to wear one of her painted jackets when coursing through the world of health IT conferences. And way better than a tattoo. She...

July 10, 2012  10:14 AM

Questions point to difficulty of using health IT for patient-centered care

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Application security, Health care applications and vendor organizations, Health IT

For health care organizations seeking to improve patient-centered care (PCC) via health IT applications, there are a number of questions that should be addressed, according to a report from the Agency...

July 6, 2012  12:16 PM

NEJM offers far-ranging takes on HIT implementation

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR implementation, HIT workforce

As the summertime vacation season rolls around, people always need some light beach reading, right? The New England Journal of Medicine offered three articles in its June 14th issue that might not quite measure up to an Elmore Leonard crime...

July 3, 2012  10:53 AM

Disaster recovery testing lags behind, report says

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Disaster Recovery, Disaster recovery and business continuity, Virtualization and cloud computing

The 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado points to why a disaster recovery plan is vital to protecting health data and restoring order

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