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Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 01st September, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across the last week or so.Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require...Show More Summary

So What Happens Next Now The Consultation On The PCEHR Review Has Finished?

Regular readers will be aware that over approximately the last 2 months Deloitte has been assisting DoH in consulting stakeholders on the PCEHR as produced by the Royle Committee the report of which was released in May.There is a link...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 233 – Results – 31st August, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Do You Believe The NEHTA Leadership Should Be Held Accountable For The Slow Progress In E-Health Over Almost The Last Decade? For Sure 48% (79) Possibly 34% (56) Neutral 6% (10) Probably Not 5% (8) No Way 4% (7) I Have No Idea 2% (3) Total votes: 163 This is a clear cut outcome. Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 30th August, 2014.

Here are a few I have come across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration...Show More Summary

New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology for 2014

Today is my one day of Summer vacation, enabled by the large number of people taking a long labor day weekend.Some things are worth interrupting your vacation.This afternoon, CMS published he long awaited final rule on Meaningful Use...Show More Summary

New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology for 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule today that allows health care providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology (CEHRT) to meet meaningful use for an EHR Incentive Program reporting period for 2014. Show More Summary

Encryption at rest and encryption in transit for HIPAA compliance are not easy questions to answer

Given the number of breaches we’ve seen this Summer at healthcare institutions, I’ve just spent a ton of time recently on several engineering engagements looking at “HIPAA compliant” encryption (HIPAA compliance is in quotes since it’s generally meaningless). Show More Summary

EHRs and patient safety

If you wonder where I’ve been, I’ve, for one thing, been blogging a bit for (very little) pay over at Forbes.com and writing a lengthy cover story for the September issue of Healthcare IT News. The Healthcare IT News piece actually breaks...Show More Summary

Walgreens and Greenway Health Complete System Wide EHR Deployment

Greenway Health has completed what they’re calling one of the largest centralized pharmacy cloud-based electronic health record systems ever deployed, Walgreens Cloud EHR. Walgreens has deployed the system chain-wide, giving pharmacy...Show More Summary

Another Example Of Definite Success In The Use Of EHR. Basic Medication Management Really Making A Difference.

This appeared a little while ago:Meaningful use medication measures reduce ADEs by 35%Author Name Jennifer Bresnick | Date August 18, 2014 | Hospitals that adopt all five of the core medication management measures inherent in meaningful...Show More Summary

Have We Finally Confirmed That EHRs Do Actually Make A Positive Difference?

This appeared a little while ago.Ending debate on EMR effectiveness?Posted on Jul 28, 2014By Jack Beaudoin, Special ContributorHealth Data MinerFor at least the last decade, the health IT field has seen a scholarly back-and-forth on the effectiveness of electronic medical records. Show More Summary

What We’ve Been Reading – Week of August 25, 2014

If there was one thing on our minds this week, it was the launch of our most recent report, the 2014 Analytics for Population Health: Market Trends and Analysis. After months of research and writing, we are pleased to present … Read more ›

Medical image archiving in the cloud? Consider the 4 S’s

One of the most compelling arguments for storing digital data in the cloud is medical imaging. It is estimated that data from medical imaging (digital x-rays, CT, MRI, PET scans, etc.) already accounts for about 30 percent of the world’s total data storage...(read more)

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 28th August 2014. It Just Rolls On!

Budget Night was on Tuesday 13th May, 2014 and the fuss has still not settled by a long shot.It is amazing how the discussion on the GP Co-Payment just runs and runs. Lots more this week.Here are some of the more interesting articles I have spotted this thirteenth week since it was released. Show More Summary

Immunization Information systems

Did you know there are health IT tools that can help you and your providers track your vaccinations? They are known as Immunization information systems.  These systems are confidential, population-based, computerized systems that record all vaccination doses administered by participating providers to people within a given area. Show More Summary

Read All About It: Analytics for Pop Health Hits the Streets

I am happy to announce that the long labors of our Analytics analyst, Cora Sharma, have come to fruition with the release today of our newest report: Analytics for Population Health Management Market Trends Report.  This report takes a significantly … Read more ›

Now Here Is A Wonderfully Provocative Article On EHRs That Makes A Lot Of Sense To Me.

This appeared a little while ago.Is the Electronic Health Record Defunct?by Jerome Carter on April 28, 2014 When building software, requirements are everything. And although good requirements do not necessarily lead to good software, poor requirements never do. Show More Summary

The second wave is coming. Will your EMR make the grade?

As I noted in last week’s post, I’ve recently returned from a Healthcare Executive Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., sponsored by McKesson. Among some of the other invited keynote speakers at the event was Adam Gale, CEO of KLAS. For those of you...(read more)

KLAS Report: One out of four ambulatory EMRs are in danger of being replaced

More than 25 percent of both large and small ambulatory practices report that they are considering replacing their EMR, according to the latest KLAS report on ambulatory EMR perception. The study further finds that another 12 percent would like to replace their system but cannot do so for financial or organizational reasons. Which products are […]

Making Blue Button Access to Immunization Records Quick, Easy, and Convenient

While many parents are now able to go online for answers to many of their school questions, some vital health information parents need for the school nurse is often still on paper – namely, immunization records. At a time when we can...Show More Summary

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