Health IT Pulse:

electronic health records


July 28, 2011  11:30 AM

EMR rollout requires team effort, flexibility

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR attestation process, electronic health records, EMR, Interoperability

While switching paper records to electronic medical records (EMRs) often brings trepidation among doctors, practices and hospitals alike, a successful implementation out of Wisconsin shows...

July 12, 2011  12:18 PM

Four on the 4th: States begin EHR incentive programs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, electronic health records, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While America was celebrating its birthday, eligible professionals and eligible hospitals in Arizona, Connecticut, Rhode Island and West Virginia had an extra reason to celebrate given the launch of the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program in their respective states. At the...


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 15, 2011  8:21 AM

Patients should be foundation of health information exchange

JeanD Profile: JeanD
electronic health records, health information exchange

Editor's note: For more on HIE, please see the transcript from our live chat with experts (June, 2011) Almost two decades before the...


May 24, 2011  12:32 PM

ONC committee seeks feedback, looks toward permanent certification program

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
electronic health records, Meaningful use, meaningful use final rule, ONC

The Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC) implementation workgroup is open to feedback pertaining to the development of applications that meet


May 19, 2011  12:49 PM

Survey: Are you ready for health information exchange?

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, health information exchange, HIE

As the health information exchange landscape continues to evolve, many hospitals and health care organizations are still trying to assess their readiness to...


May 17, 2011  11:58 AM

One doctor explains productivity losses; sounds off on reality of EHR implementation

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR systems, electronic health records, health information exchange, physician productivity

A study conducted by the Medical Group Management Association suggests that a loss of productivity is the biggest concern among doctors who are switching from


April 19, 2011  12:13 PM

Silos of discussion on ACOs, meaningful use, EHRs

JeanD Profile: JeanD
accountable care organizations, electronic health records, Meaningful use

We talk about “silos” of information in the health IT industry and we must really wonder whether such one-way communication models also exist at the federal level.

Last month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...


April 15, 2011  11:48 AM

Check up: the first few months of meaningful use and EHR adoption

JeanD Profile: JeanD
electronic health records, Meaningful use

The health care industry is on the edge of finding out whether all their efforts toward adopting electronic health records (EHRs) and implementing meaningful use stage 1 criteria will be...


April 14, 2011  1:00 PM

Delay of meaningful use stage 2 roll out a possibility

JeanD Profile: JeanD
EHR, electronic health records, Meaningful use

Health care IT stakeholders leading the creation of meaningful use criteria are pondering whether to delay the start of stage 2 as the ramifications of electronic health record (EHR) implementation begin to sink in.

Members of the meaningful use...


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