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EHR


August 31, 2011  11:50 AM

ANSI opens EHR certification; AHIMA, ANSI ally on HIT standards

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, ANSI, EHR, EHR certification, EMR, Meaningful use

At long last, permanent EHR certification is on track. Vendors, hospitals and ambulatory physicians now know the process has begun in earnest -- a key step in unlocking all...

August 17, 2011  11:38 AM

Universal patient identifiers: Get them done, now

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR system, Patient ID, universal patient identifiers

My name is Don Fluckinger. My pals and work colleagues will likely confirm that I am, er, a unique individual. Last I checked, I'm the only Don Fluckinger on Facebook, which makes me a popular guy, a conduit for all the John Smiths I went to school with looking to friend our mutual pal Jim...


August 16, 2011  11:38 AM

Barriers persist in harmonizing EHR systems with substance use disorders

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, electronic health records, Interoperability

In terms of coordination of care and health information exchange, the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) are not on the same level as mainstream health care. However, the development of harmonized electronic health record (EHR) systems could help level SUD coordination, according to a


August 10, 2011  2:04 PM

ONC proposes metadata rule — prelude to stage 2 meaningful use?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, Metadata, ONC

This week's preview of a soon-to-be-proposed health care metadata rule -- in government parlance, an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, or ANPRM --


July 13, 2011  10:26 AM

Macs, iPad EHR apps, and device-independent EHRs driving HIT adoption

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Apple, Cloud Computing, EHR, HIT cloud, IOS, ipad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows

This week, ClearPractice released Eden, which company president Joel Andersen unabashedly trumpets as one of the few native iPad EHRs -- that...


July 7, 2011  11:29 AM

EHR vendors: Watch first, code later

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, electronic health record

In the course of interviewing two sources for two different stories, interviewees took me down the same interesting side street, conversationally. They both were convinced the best electronic health record (EHR) applications are built when programmers first shadow a clinician before they design...


June 21, 2011  11:52 AM

Providers question value of tracking info changes within EHRs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, electronic health records, health information exchange, Meaningful use

Although it's been four years, the death of Diane Stewart following an elective surgery continues to fuel the discussion of tracking changes within electronic health records...


June 8, 2011  12:36 PM

CMS clarifies meaningful use attestation process with FAQ answers

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, EHR, EHR attestation process, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) frequently posts answers to questions health care stakeholders pose -- and a hot topic right now is


June 1, 2011  11:02 AM

E-prescribing rule update open for comments until 7/25

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, e-prescribing, e-Rx, EHR, EHR incentive, EHRIP, medicaid, medicare

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed an update to its e-prescribing rule (e-Rx) and opened a public...


April 27, 2011  12:07 PM

‘Death by PDF’: Don’t kill the messenger

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
data exchange, EHR, EMR, HIPAA, PDF, phr, Regina Holliday

Just in case some readers might consider this a conflict of interest, I'll say it up front: I covered the world of PDF for nine years at PDFzone.com, a site affiliated with eWeek. PDFzone's mission was to evaluate PDF document technologies and the market in which they lived, in a...


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