Health IT Pulse:

October, 2012


October 9, 2012  12:04 PM

OpenNotes study highlights enthusiasm for patient portal engagement

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR billing, patient engagement, patient portal, remote patient monitoring

Access to electronic doctors' notes make patients more likely to take medications appropriately, have a better understanding of their medical issues and feel more in control of their health care, as evidenced by the...

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October 4, 2012  11:59 AM

Market dominance by one EHR vendor could finally deliver standards

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
ACO, EHR vendors, standards

Last week we reported on how some health care IT executives feel that the stage 2 meaningful use rule requiring physicians to exchange information with other professionals who...


October 3, 2012  10:32 AM

The paradox of politics and coding health care procedures

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, CMS, EHR, hhs, upcoding

CHICAGO – A few weeks ago, a New York Times piece raised concerns about how EHR systems can be used to game payer reimbursements through "upcoding" health care procedures, or exaggerating the amount of care a patient receives. Attorney General Eric Holder and HHS Secretary Kathleen...


October 2, 2012  12:56 PM

Government Accountability Office recommends medical device security

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FDA, gao, medical device security, mobile device management

As more personal health information flows through medical devices and over wireless networks, federal officials say more regulations are needed to ensure both device and data security. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a report...

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