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April 17, 2012  9:23 AM

Colorado health information exchange interested in behavioral health integration

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, health information exchange, Health IT, HIE, HITECH Act

Harmonizing behavioral health providers and primary care doctors through health information exchanges (HIEs) is a relatively new concept in the health IT space. Arguably, the most prominent example comes from Maine, where HealthInfoNet -- Maine's official HIE -- is the centerpiece of

April 6, 2012  11:18 AM

Using health IT solutions to monitor low-tech caregiving

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
CDS and data analytics, clinical data analytics, Clinical IT, Health IT

When you're ankle-deep in implementing high-tech health IT solutions to improve the quality of patient care, it can be easy to forget that it's the...

February 7, 2012  12:06 PM

Study shows e-prescribing reduces errors, but concerns remain

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
e-prescribing, Health IT, Meaningful use

For hospitals, cutting down the number of prescription drug errors is a key component in delivering better quality care. One way to achieve that is for caregivers to ditch the notepad and use e-prescribing...

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January 18, 2012  4:18 PM

Tap UK’s government site for health IT advice

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
health data security, Health IT, ipad, mHealth

Cruising the Web to check out a U.K. paper Brian Dolan over at MobiHealth News blogged about (the upshot: For iPad EHR implementations, the IT authorities do not recommend "Bring your own device" policies) led...

January 4, 2012  11:20 AM

Meaningful use, challenges highlight oral health IT toolbox

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
electronic health record, Health IT, hhs, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While primary care doctors arguably receive the most attention when it comes to adopting health IT, dentists are slowly emerging on the scene thanks to an oral health IT toolbox designed to aid them on the adoption front. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of HHS,...

December 1, 2011  3:22 PM

E-prescribing has matured, but barriers to growth still exist

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
e-prescribing, Health IT, Meaningful use, Surescripts

Physicians and pharmacists who have already begun e-prescribing are pioneers of sorts, struggling to break through the tangle of technology and workflow, and clearing a path for others to follow. A new study...

August 25, 2011  12:23 PM

Comments requested for federal plan to reduce disparities in health IT

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Health IT, health IT disparities, health IT strategic plan

Earlier this year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) unveiled its 80-page health IT strategic plan, which states that the...

June 28, 2011  1:00 PM

Dentists, health IT harmonize in treating patients with chronic illnesses

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
health information exchange, Health IT, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, Smartphones

Health IT doesn’t belong in just hospitals and physician practices; there’s a place for electronic systems in dental offices, too, according to providers. And dentists should be paying attention to what's going on in those other clinical settings, too, according to Dr. James Fricton, professor...

June 9, 2011  1:43 PM

ONC program uses prizes and challenges to spur health IT innovation

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Health IT, health IT innovation, ONC

The current health IT landscape is fraught with challenges, including a lack of system interoperability that limits innovation. The Office of the National...

March 25, 2011  1:59 PM

Health IT leaders: Don’t ignore your clinical engineering services

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
clinical engineering, Health IT, medical devices

Health care leaders who care about patient safety, cost control and compliance with health care regulations shouldn't overlook the importance of their clinical engineering services, according to a new

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