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The Cloud Working To Cut Healthcare Costs, Problems

One of the strangest realities in the healthcare world is that there aren’t that many healthcare providers taking advantage of the technologies laid out before them. One such technology that hasn’t gotten a lot of play in the healthcare world is proper use of the cloud. Most tech insiders understand that the cloud does more […]

Learn how to operationalize new health IT wisdom at HealthIMPACT Midwest in Chicago on September 8

Our vision of providing a series of packed one day events focused on practical, relevant, and actionable health IT advice were very well received in Houston, NYC, and Santa Monica earlier this year. Our next event is in Chicago and we’re going to continue to eschew canned PowerPoint decks which limit conversations and instead deliver on the […]

Electronic Attachments: The Missing Element of the Claims Submission Process

Guest post by Lindy Benton Healthcare continues on its way to digitizing business processes. According to a recent study from CompTIA, half of healthcare providers are currently using electronic health records and one-third expect to increase IT spending by 5 percent or more throughout the next year. Additionally, as more and more providers make the […]

Does EMR Paves the Way for Big Data?

According to Kalorama Information, electronic medical records are the crucial component needed to make Big Data in healthcare a reality, and this a factor that will drive system sales.  As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. government dedicated $20.6 billion to electronic medical record (EMR) projects and penalties will start applying […]

It’s Really Wonderful To See The Quality Gobbledegook NEHTA Comes Up With!

Spotted this a few days ago.Here is the full page:Our Work eHealth Reference Platform The eHealth Reference Platform is a clinically validated technical simulator for eHealth, with technical services and sample code supporting demonstration, training and development testing.There are no articles in this category. Show More Summary

Engage Helps St. Elizabeth Hospital Achieves Meaningful Use Stage 2 Criteria

St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, Washington is defying the national trend of only 1.5 percent of eligible hospitals attesting in 2014, and has achieved Meaningful Use Stage 2 using MEDITECH technology. St. Elizabeth accomplished Stage 2 with information technology support from Engage, a division of Inland Northwest Health Service. “Our hospital has been a leader […]

Just Why Would It Be That A Study Funded By The Public To Assess The PCEHR Be Kept Secret By NEHTA?

This appeared late last week.GPs slam PCEHR in secret report14th Aug 2014Flynn MurphyTHE personally controlled e-health record is running chiefly on “goodwill”, and time-poor GPs say they have little reason to embrace it in its current...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 18th August, 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

To improve patient satisfaction, hospital supply chain units need better IT and next generation technology

I’ve been looking at hospital supply chain automation and the IT surrounding it for a number of years now. Starting with Cardinal Health but then moving on to help a number of other vendors in the space, I’ve felt that there’s not been enough next-generation tech being applied to the low margin, high volume business of hospital […]

Draft Submission To PCEHR Review Consultation - August 2014

Here is my draft submission. Comments are very welcome to improve it.-----PCEHR Review Consultation Submission - DG More - August 2014 IntroductionThe following submission has been prepared to offer some commentary and input to the process...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 231 – Results – 17th August, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Do You Believe The Consultation Process Being Conducted By DoH On The PCEHR Is 'Fair Dinkum'?Definitely 4% (2) Probably 2% (1) Neutral 2% (1) Probably Not 13% (6) Of Course Not 79% (37) I Have No Idea 0% (0) Total votes: 47 Very clear cut. Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 16th 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

Meaningful Use Makes Lower Adverse Drug Rates A Reality

When the Health Information Technology for Economic and Digital Health (HITECH) Act was passed in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, hopes were high that widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) would reduce the rate of adverse drug events in hospitals. Show More Summary

Health Centers Are Leading Efforts to Incorporate Patient Work Information into Electronic Health Records

Community health centers are the largest providers of health care to underserved individuals in the United States and in many communities are at the forefront of health IT innovation. Health centers have long worked to improve the quality...Show More Summary

CMS Launches Road to 10 Webcast Series

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new webcast introducing the “Road to 10” tool. The webcast is available through link, or through the “Road to 10? link on the CMS website. This initial webcast covers the history of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the benefits of ICD-10. This is the first in […]

One Of My Favourite Themes - Complexity - Seems To Have Struck Again. It’s All Harder Than It Seems.

This appeared a little while ago.VA, HHS hindered by IT complexityPosted on Jul 25, 2014By Government Health IT StaffFederal government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense and...Show More Summary

Better Health IT. Is sending docs to tech school the answer?

An article in Information Week caught my eye this morning. It reviews a new program offered by Texas A&M with support from Dell to help medical students and other healthcare professionals “come to terms with  the ways technology is changing their...(read more)

Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of August 2014

As a doctor for over 20 years, I’ve learned how to treat critical healthcare issues. As a father, son, and husband I’ve learned how to support my own family through injury, sickness, and death.As a farmer responsible for over 100 animals, life and death are part of the daily experience.Sunny, our baby alpaca, is now doing extremely well. Show More Summary

Apple Explores Partnering with EHR Vendors and Hospitals on HealthKit

  Reuters is reporting that Apple has been discussing how its “HealthKit” service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people familiar with the discussions said. According to the article the talks may not amount […]

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