Health IT Pulse:

electronic health records


June 22, 2010  10:15 AM

Doctors, consumers paint a bleak EHR adoption picture

JeanD Profile: JeanD
CPOE, EHRs, electronic health records, Meaningful use

Most people want their providers to have access to health information in electronic health records (EHR) but few patients are tapping those electronic resources themselves, according to a new online poll released June 17 by...

June 17, 2010  2:01 PM

FAQ: How substance abuse confidentiality applies to HIE privacy

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, health information exchange, HIPAA Privacy Rule

One of the biggest concerns people have about national health information exchange (HIE) is the maintenance of patient privacy. Patients who attend drug or...


June 8, 2010  11:34 AM

A seat at the health IT table: Don’t forget patients, advocates say

JeanD Profile: JeanD
electronic health records, personal health records

The Simple Minds' '80s hit song "Don't You Forget About Me" could have been the theme for a recent hearing on disparities in health information technology. Health information technology can bridge gaps and lead to safer care, but if professionals aren't paying attention, health IT might also...


May 20, 2010  2:41 PM

Health IT jobs No. 1 choice for college graduates

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, Health IT

With so many health care organizations moving to electronic health records, it's no wonder college graduates are seeking out health IT jobs. According to a trend study from the University of California San Diego Extension, the


April 23, 2010  12:29 PM

Top 10 meaningful use challenges for eligible professionals

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR implementation, electronic health records, Meaningful use

With so many requirements to satisfy in achieving Stage 1 of meaningful use, health care providers face a considerable number of challenges to becoming fully compliant. A recently published report from Computer Sciences Corp., a technology software and...


April 15, 2010  12:49 PM

National survey finds PHR usage is still low, but growing

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, personal health records, phr

Americans are still wary of putting their personal health information online, but a recent survey shows that personal health record (PHR) usage is growing, and consumers are discovering the benefits of accessing their health information electronically.


April 12, 2010  8:34 AM

IPad release has health care buzzing, but questions remain

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
electronic health records, Health IT, Interoperability and health information exchange, ipad, user buy-in

A considerable chunk of the buzz surround the iPad release from Apple Inc. has focused on the device's purported impact on the health care...


March 24, 2010  10:26 AM

EHR implementation a foregone conclusion, ONC says

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, electronic health records, ONC

In addition to addressing health care reform, Dr. David Blumenthal, the national coordinator for health IT, took some time during his keynote at the First AMA-IEEE Medical Technology Conference on Personalized Healthcare yesterday to address an equally...


March 15, 2010  6:33 AM

Thoughts on meaningful use criteria, EHR certification

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHA, AHIMA, CCHIT, CHIME, EHR, electronic health records, HIMSS, Meaningful use, MGMA

Today marks the end of the public comment period for the proposed meaningful use criteria drafted late last year by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...


March 10, 2010  1:35 PM

Docs choosing facility based on EHR adoption

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, electronic health records, recruiting

In the course of putting together a tips piece today for ambulatory care facilities moving from paper medical records to electronic health records, I heard a speaker make a very telling comment that underscores one benefit of electronic records the bean counters will have a hard time quantifying in...


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