Health IT Pulse:

EHR systems


August 2, 2012  1:28 PM

Patients show little interest in EHRs

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR, EHR implementation, patient engagement

Last week we reported on two surveys showing how doctors have very different views on the benefits of electronic health records (EHR). Now, a third survey...

August 1, 2012  9:08 AM

New Massachusetts law could increase tech adoption

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR adoption, incentives, legislation

In what could be a major win for health IT initiatives in Massachusetts, the state legislature has approved a bill that promises significant support for the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and other health care technology.

The health care...


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 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...


June 22, 2012  1:12 PM

Prescription drug monitoring programs get a boost from health IT

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health data exchange, health information exchange, prescription drug monitoring program, workflow analysis

The number of deaths in the U.S. related to prescription drug overdose has reached epidemic proportions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This emerging epidemic has led to the advent of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) -- statewide...


June 4, 2012  1:52 PM

Wyoming Medicaid providers get free EHR system from dept. of health

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Cloud Computing, EHR adoption, EHR system, health departments, health information exchange

The state of Wyoming has a low adoption rate for EHR systems: According to an ONC data brief from February 2012, the state's non-federal acute care hospitals reported an EHR adoption rate of 21%,...


May 30, 2012  11:26 AM

Health care tablet roundup: Cius dead, Playbook maimed, iPad rules

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR implementation, mHealth

Our TechTarget colleague Gina Narcisi reports that Cisco quietly retired its Cius tablet this week, ending the run of what at first looked like a promising,


May 29, 2012  10:05 AM

How one doc provides a meaningful clinical summary to patients

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Clinical IT, electronic health record, electronic health records, EMR, Meaningful use

For caregivers, providing patients with clinical summaries can be quite challenging, especially when meaningful use dollars are in play. While the


May 22, 2012  10:14 AM

For providers, image access in EHR systems means more, not fewer, tests

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, EHR adoption, electronic health record, radiology

Although many providers anticipate that the deployment of electronic health record systems will curb costs and eliminate unnecessary tests, a


May 18, 2012  11:35 AM

U.S. military continues plans to launch integrated EHR system

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR, EHR system, integrated EHR, Interoperability, Veterans Affairs

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense are moving forward with plans to launch their integrated electronic health record (EHR) system,...


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