Health IT Pulse:

July, 2014


July 10, 2014  5:10 PM

Tool crunches meaningful use compliance with proposed rule

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AAFP, EHR, EHR certification, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

Some IT leaders for healthcare providers wonder what is going to happen this upcoming election season as rumors swirl around the future of meaningful use stage 2. Others, according to

July 9, 2014  3:42 PM

Practice Fusion launches searchable database of de-identified open health data

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Infographics, open health data, Practice Fusion, searchable database

Bet you didn’t know that shoulder contusions are trending up as the number-one reason for doctor visits, and that post-trauma headaches and middle ear infections account for the next two biggest increases in doctor visits lately. These developments were flagged in a free, searchable database...


July 8, 2014  1:16 PM

Test of certified EHR systems finds flaws in document exchange process

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
C-CDA, certified EHR technology, EHR certification, meaningful use stage 2

Federal regulators proposed to extend the meaningful use compliance deadline for providers who may still be working to meet stage 2 regulations in 2015. It turns...


July 2, 2014  3:39 PM

Tracking EHR adoption across space, time, specialties

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR systems

At the University of California Berkeley’s School of Information, data scientists recently chronicled the modern history of EHR systems in bold graphical fashion, depicting the strikingly rapid rate of...


July 2, 2014  10:10 AM

Healthcare organizations use delay to further test ICD-10 readiness

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHIMA, eHealth Initiative, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation

The delay of federal ICD-10 implementation gave providers another year, at a minimum, during which they could perform testing to measure their ICD-10 readiness. Fewer than half of


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