Health IT Pulse:

May, 2016

May 25, 2016  12:07 PM

Robots are examining patients, conducting surgical procedures

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
robot, Robotics

Robots are beginning to invade healthcare. But don't be alarmed, they're here to help. In fact, the use cases for robotics in healthcare range from

May 24, 2016  3:12 PM

Healthcare executives, nurses share different EHR replacement results

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR implementation

When it comes to EHRs and whether they helped or harm the quality and delivery of care, healthcare professionals are divided. The majority of hospitals leaders -- some of whom had input into replacing their organization's EHR -- think their choice to replace their EHR did not have a negative...

May 12, 2016  12:13 PM

ONC healthcare contest to give patients more say over data movement

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIE, Interoperability, Interoperability and health information exchange, ONC

Most people can be reached instantly by others through mobile technology. A new healthcare contest devised by ONC may make it so that patients are able to approve the electronic transmission of their health data just as quickly. The ONC Move Health Data Forward Challenge seeks to support the...

May 9, 2016  2:49 PM

US Vice President Joe Biden shares his information blocking experience at Health Datapalooza

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
information blocking, Interoperability

Even the vice president of the United States isn't exempt from experiencing information blocking. At the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., Vice President Joe Biden told the crowd how his son...

May 4, 2016  12:53 PM

Joint Commission gets hip to text messaging

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Joint Commission, Secure messaging

The Joint Commission, the independent nonprofit that functions as a sort of unofficial arm of government healthcare regulatory agencies, has essentially reversed its 2011 opinion on clinician text messaging. In...

May 3, 2016  1:30 PM

CHIME plots ways to augment medical device interoperability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CHIME, device interoperability, FDA, Interoperability, ONC

The FDA is making an effort to increase medical device interoperability, but their current plan for achieving that objective isn't comprehensive enough, according to a group of healthcare CIOs and IT executives. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) wrote a letter...

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