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August 25, 2010  8:28 AM

iPad and tablet competitors to come raise ergonomic issues

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Add new tag, android os, EHR, EMR, ergonomics, IOS, ipad, tablet computer

In the midst of testing and rolling out iPads for use with electronic health records (EHRs) -- or a year from now, maybe one of the Android or Windows tablet competitors -- from the looks of recent expert blog posts, IT leaders should consider soliciting a consult from occupational safety leaders...

August 11, 2010  12:01 AM

Physicians gave up leeches; paper’s next in health IT buildup

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EMR, public health

In searching through the fantastic New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) site -- recently revamped with a searchable online archive of 150,000 articles dating back to 1812 -- what struck me was not how much medicine has...

July 21, 2010  10:55 AM

CIOs: Meaningful use final rule will qualify more for incentives

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ARRA, CHIME, CMS, Compliance, CPOE, EHR, electronic health records, EMR, health care, Healthcare, hhs, hitech, incentives, Meaningful use, meaningful use final rule, medicaid, medicare

Like all stakeholders in the health care world who are rolling out or upgrading electronic health record (EHR) systems, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is still parsing the 1,100 pages of

June 23, 2010  12:00 AM

Nurses share their EHR implementation priorities

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, EMR, nurses, workflow analysis

Time and time again, experts tell us that the best EHR implementation begins before a purchasing decision is made -- by

May 18, 2010  1:02 PM

Early adopters prepared for meaningful use, and other health IT news

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EMR, Health IT, HITECH Act, iPod Touch, Meaningful use, phr

For health organizations already wired for electronic medical records (EMR), meaningful use compliance involves merely keeping abreast of changes in the proposed...

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April 22, 2010  12:01 AM

Tread carefully when choosing an EHR vendor

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, EHR vendor, EMR

This is a crazy time for electronic health record (EHR) software vendors. It smacks of the Web boom of 1998-2000, where sites like, grocery home-delivery site Webvan and eToys rose to prominence and quickly flamed out, despite hundreds of millions of dollars in venture backing. Those of us...

April 7, 2010  10:07 AM

Obama open government initiative steers NHIN Direct’s crowdsourcing

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Crowdsourcing, Doug Fridsma, EHR, EMR, Interoperability and health information exchange, NHIN, NHIN Direct, ONC

When Barack Obama moved into the White House, he almost immediately published an open government manifesto, which said that "knowledge is widely dispersed in society, and public officials benefit from having...

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