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There Is An Important Lesson Here For The Management Of Private Health Information - Electronic Or On Paper.

This appeared a few days ago.Privacy breach in release of records to hostile ex-husband2nd Sep 2014Julie LambertA MAJOR Sydney hospital breached a patient’s privacy by giving her hostile ex-husband their children’s medical records containing...Show More Summary

The Apple Platform for Wellness Arrives

Today I’m sitting at the Flint Center in Cupertino where Steve Jobs introduced the first MacIntosh 30 years ago. Who can forget the iconic commercial “why 1984 won’t be like 1984”? It was the year I graduated from college and the year...Show More Summary

3 Quick Thoughts on Apple Watch

As expected, Apple announced the latest addition to their product lineup, the AppleWatch. We will leave the hardcore dissection to others, but in watching the event (or trying to watch what was an absolutely awful livestream, complete with annoying Chinese … Read more ›

Interoperability of Electronic Health Data. Is it time to herd unicorns in a new direction?

While most of the Information Technology world was focused on Apple today (OK, even I had one monitor tuned to their live stream), those of us who pay most of our attention to the enterprise Health IT community were reading the latest news on such mundane...(read more)

An Interesting Review Of Implementation Of EHRs In Hospitals. The Obvious, and Important, Seems To Get Up!

This appeared a few days ago:Research article Implementing electronic health records in hospitals: a systematic literature reviewAlbert Boonstra, Arie Versluis and Janita F Vos BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:370 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-370Published:...Show More Summary

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 08th 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

The View From The Coalface Regarding The EPAS in South Australia. Not Good News!

I had an unsolicited e-mail asking about the future in Health IT in OZ and commenting on the clinical user experience of EPAS in South Australia a few days ago.Here is an edited version of what was written re EPAS - with the identity...Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 234 – Results – 7th September, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Does Provision Of Effective Telehealth Require Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) Or Will The Coalition Plans (FTTN) For The NBN Be Adequate?FTTP Is Critical 3% (3) FTTP May Be Required 16% (16) Neutral 11%Show More Summary

The Evolution of Medicine

Medicine is evolving to solve the modern epidemics of chronic disease, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and a range of autoimmune diseases. The Evolution of Medicine Summit intends to not only shine a light on the work of those visionaries and innovators leading this evolution, but also set a unique vision for a […]

PwC to Propose Open Source EHR System to the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program

PwC US has announced its intent to pursue the Department of Defense (D0D) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record contract. The DHMSM program would replace and modernize the Military Health System which currently supports more than 9.7 million beneficiaries, including active duty, retirees and their dependents. Show More Summary

#WWBR Week of September 2, 2014

We hope everyone had a fantastic short weekend. Weather’s been hot in these parts, and we are certainly excited that the weekend is here so we can finally get to the beach to cool off. Below are just a few … Read more ›

Very Interesting Indeed - It Seems People Close Up With Their Personal Information When It Is Being Recorded Electronically.

This appeared a little while ago.Study: Patients more likely to lie when physicians use EHRsWritten by Helen Gregg (Twitter | Google+) | July 30, 2014 Worries about privacy or security may keep some patients from being honest about their...Show More Summary

What we can learn about healthcare and risks from the passing of Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers made us laugh. Joan Rivers made us cry. At times, Joan Rivers made us cringe. Today, we are saddened to learn of her death—a death brought on, perhaps prematurely, due to a complication of what we are told was minor surgery. With deepest respect...(read more)

Only one out of four ambulatory providers feels that meaningful use is having a positive impact on patient care

Only 25 percent of interviewed ambulatory providers report that meaningful use is having a positive impact on patient care. These results, and which vendors are coming the closest to satisfying providers’ high expectations of helping them deliver better patient care, are included in the latest KLAS report on the impact of ambulatory EMRs. “The vast […]

MedAptus Expands Physician Revenue Cycle Suite with Cloud-Based Provider Enrollment Powered by Newport Credentialing Solutions

MedAptus today announced the launch of MedAptus Provider Enrollment, the company’s latest software component aimed squarely at effectively addressing the challenge of timely and complete physician credentialing. Partnering with MedAptus...Show More Summary

Greenway Partners With Lightbeam to Bring Population Health and Data Solutions to Their Customers

Lightbeam Health Solutions, LLC today announced it has joined the Greenway Health online Marketplace of value-added partners for users of Greenway’s integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) and practice management solutions. Being named...Show More Summary

Two questions made easier with an Electronic Health Record (EHR)

NAMCS Physician Reported Impact of EHR on Patient Safety At the end of each day, every physician asks themselves two questions: “Was there something I did today that I shouldn’t have?” “Is there something I didn’t do that I should have?”...Show More Summary

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 04th September 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 fourteenth week since it was released. Show More Summary

Expecting the Unexpected

The question isn’t whether or not we will have another disaster – it is just a matter of when, where and how severe it will be.  The recent earthquake in Northern California, centered near Napa, serves as a reminder that we must be prepared...Show More Summary

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