Health IT Pulse:

March, 2015

March 31, 2015  1:26 PM

Patients favor physicians over technology and online medical resources

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient engagement, Telemedicine

Many patients acknowledge there is a place for technology in their healthcare, but the majority of them still value face-to-face interaction with their physicians above all else. A 3,000-person survey given to residents of the U.S., U.K. and Germany by Nuance Communications, Inc. provided more...

March 30, 2015  8:55 AM

Pages and pages of stage 3 rules — and moving on from stage 2; population health’s ties to machine learning; UIs hamstring VNAs

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
athenahealth, CHIME, CMS, EHR certification, meaningful use stage 2, meaningful use stage 3, population health management, Storage and PACS, VNA, Wearable devices

Spring break sure sounds good to me after CMS dropped 700-plus pages of proposed regulatory rules for stage 3 meaningful use and EHR certification for the healthcare IT industry to study up on. Opinions quickly flew around the Web about the most important parts of the proposals. Reporter

March 26, 2015  9:32 AM

Halamka and Tripathi take aim at meaningful use stage 3

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, halamka, meaningful use stage 3, ONC

The health IT world reeled when CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT unleashed more than 700 pages of proposed rulemaking for meaningful use stage 3 for healthcare providers and EHR vendors. Now...

March 24, 2015  11:15 AM

Patients confident, healthcare pros unsure of value of mHealth apps

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
mHealth, mHealth applications

Perhaps in response to users' near-universal satisfaction with health apps, approximately half (46%) of healthcare professionals plan to integrate mobile apps into their practices within the next five years. Currently, only 16% of healthcare professionals use mHealth apps during patient care. All...

March 19, 2015  12:05 PM

CHIME leads renewed push for national patient identifier

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CHIME, national patient ID, national patient identifier

Creating a national patient identification system has long been a goal for many healthcare system CIOs and other

March 18, 2015  4:32 PM

Premera cyberattack shows medical info at risk

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner

The devastating cyberattack on Premera Blue Cross shows that medical information is becoming a top target for cybercriminals. To avoid attacks such as the breach involving...

March 17, 2015  2:11 PM

Nurses would trade time spent on medical devices for patient care

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
device interoperability, Interoperability, medical devices, nurses, transcription

Nurses would spend more time at patients' bedsides if they could cut down on how often they have to operate medical devices. That sentiment was shared by 91% of 526 nurses that took part in a survey commissioned by Gary and Mary West Health Institute and conducted online by Harris Poll. More than...

March 13, 2015  4:02 PM

Why I’m more worried about EHR theft today than I was last week

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
cybersecurity, EHR, Electronic Medical Record, prescriptions

I had not been convinced about the dangers of one's EHR getting stolen in a data breach -- until now. If a cyberthief robs you of your financial information, that clearly...

March 11, 2015  4:15 PM

HHS unveils “Next Generation ACO Model”

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ACA, ACO, hhs

One of the more interesting but lesser known offspring of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the accountable care organization (ACO), appears to be holding strong as a model of how healthcare will be delivered in the future. ACOs have depended heavily, perhaps more than any other form of healthcare...

March 10, 2015  10:40 AM

Healthcare spending, EHR market share divulged in survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR vendors, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, population health management, purchasing intentions

ICD-10 and population health management are more than just buzzwords for healthcare providers in 2015. More healthcare systems are projected to invest in those two areas than in any others, according to a survey conducted by peer60.

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