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December 16, 2014  12:31 PM

Expansion of online appointment scheduling could lead to cost savings

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Health IT, health IT tools

Online patients will make 986 million medical appointments in the U.S. in 2019, accounting for 38% of all appointments made that year, according to projections compiled and reported by Accenture plc. Accenture's report also states that online appointment scheduling will generate $3.2 billion in...

June 11, 2014  10:49 AM

Health IT tops healthcare investment list for 2014

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR implementation, Health IT

Hospitals have health IT at the top of their to-do lists in 2014, as evidenced by responses of executives to an online survey. Nearly half (49%) of C-suite executives, representing 112 hospitals in 32 states, stated that their facilities'


February 25, 2014  2:39 PM

HIMSS survey respondents say more money needed to help meet stage 2

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Health IT, HIMSS, HIMSS 2014, meaningful use stage 1, meaningful use stage 2

More than 90% of respondents to the annual HIMSS Leadership Survey reported that their organizations have met the requirements for stage 1 of meaningful use. The


January 28, 2014  1:08 PM

Health IT on the rise, independent physicians lag behind with EHRs

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
e-prescribing, EHR, EHR adoption, Health IT, independent physicians

Adoption and use of health IT increased significantly from 2009 to 2012, though there is a sizable gap between the adoption levels of large and small practices. A study


June 27, 2013  11:48 AM

The future of health IT could be bright, but more work is needed

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR usability, Health IT, HIPAA, Meaningful use, patient engagement

This will be my last blog for this site. I will soon be transitioning to another corner of the TechTarget universe where analytics is the name of the game. The occasion got me thinking about where the health IT industry is now and where it has the opportunity to go. Even though I will no longer be...


February 5, 2013  1:54 PM

Study finds use of health IT supports quality of care

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Analytics, Health IT, quality of care

Federally qualified health centers that use health IT improve their quality of care, according to a study that  hinges on a facility’s current use of technology, or health IT capacity. Facilities were categorized as...


September 11, 2012  12:25 PM

FDA calls for increased cooperation in UDI regulation

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, FDA, Health IT, UDI

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health released its preliminary report calling for more widespread use of


July 20, 2012  10:21 AM

Health IT budget bloat due to culture, regulation, lazy buying

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, Health IT

Think your health IT budget isn't keeping pace with skyrocketing costs? Net (Net), an IT services firm, thinks it knows why. In a white paper published in mid-July, it compares health care to 29 other industries and determined that providers pay 17% more than their peers in sectors such as retail,...


July 10, 2012  10:14 AM

Questions point to difficulty of using health IT for patient-centered care

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Application security, Health care applications and vendor organizations, Health IT

For health care organizations seeking to improve patient-centered care (PCC) via health IT applications, there are a number of questions that should be addressed, according to a report from the Agency...


May 1, 2012  11:42 AM

VA mental health department scrutinized over performance metrics, care delivery

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Health IT, Veterans Affairs

In an effort to bolster data and boost performance measures, managers pushed staffers to create ways that delivered minimum amounts of care to veterans while increasing the number of patients seen for mental health-related services, according to testimony from Nicolas Tolentino, former...


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