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EHR systems


May 17, 2012  11:32 AM

Study: It’s workflow, not EHR implementation that begets quality

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR implementation, Meaningful use

A three-year study published in the May-June issue of Annals of Family Medicine, at first blush, doesn't make a good case for EHR implementations. Its findings showed that for 16 practices in the eastern U.S. -- treating...

May 15, 2012  12:55 PM

Is increased technology the key to ACO care delivery?

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
accountable care organization, ACO, clinical decision support, EHR systems, HIE, Pioneer ACO Model

With the accountable care organization (ACO) destined to impact health IT strategy, insurer Aetna and Banner Health Network (BHN) -- a non-profit health care system --...


April 26, 2012  1:21 PM

Virtual training in health care: Docs want it, report shows

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
CME training, EHR training, ipad, Mobile devices and telehealth, virtual training

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant "Give us more technology" cry physicians across America. At least according to a recent report jointly published by communications...


April 24, 2012  9:37 AM

Switching electronic health record systems is no easy task

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR certification, EHR vendor, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While buying an electronic health record (EHR) system for the first time is a veritable challenge, transitioning from one system to another is challenging as well. There are a number of reasons an...


February 13, 2012  1:07 PM

What the death of GE’s cloud EHR means for the industry

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Cloud Computing, EHR systems, GE Healthcare, HIMSS 2012, meaningful use incentives

Look at the Health Information and Management Systems Society's HIMSS 2012 online buyer's guide for Web-based or cloud electronic health record (EHR) vendors, and many familiar names come up. One does not: General Electric Co. Last...


February 6, 2012  1:07 PM

Use of iPad in health care rising, but will it plateau?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR usability, ipad adoption, ipad ehr, mobile device management

Use of the Apple Inc. iPad in health care has risen dramatically since the device was released nearly two years ago. The warm embrace that the industry gave the device, by now, surprises few...


January 25, 2012  1:00 PM

GAO puts quality group under microscope for EHR Incentive Program lag

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, EHR incentive program, EHRIP, gao, hhs, NQF

The General Accountability Office (GAO) last week issued a report focused on health IT and meaningful use. It addressed how and why U.S. Department of Health and Human...


January 10, 2012  11:56 AM

Updating medical scheduling systems is hard, just ask the VA

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR systems, electronic health records, Interoperability and health information exchange, Veterans Affairs

One of larger players in the health IT industry, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has announced an initiative to change the medical scheduling part of its electronic...


January 4, 2012  11:20 AM

Meaningful use, challenges highlight oral health IT toolbox

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
electronic health record, Health IT, hhs, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While primary care doctors arguably receive the most attention when it comes to adopting health IT, dentists are slowly emerging on the scene thanks to an oral health IT toolbox designed to aid them on the adoption front. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of HHS,...


December 29, 2011  12:18 PM

Regional extension centers, EHR vendors trying to play nice

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR vendor, REC, regional extension centers

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant Since the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, the focus throughout the health care industry has been compliance with meaningful use requirements and, consequently,...


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