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The HIMSS Stage 7 Awards honors ambulatory facilities operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR.

HIMSS Analytics awarded four Mercy Health of Cincinnati hospitals with  Stage 7 Awards, including: Mercy Health – West Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana and Mercy Defiance Hospital, and all of its associated ambulatory clinics, located throughout Ohio and Kentucky, withStage 7 Ambulatory Awards. Stage 7 […]

Vendor’s Ability to Partner with Providers Key to Alarm Management Success

Connexall is the early leader in both performance and market share as alarm management vendors expand their focus beyond nurse call to incorporate additional data sources (i.e. patient monitors, ventilators, etc.) This and other findings are shared in the latest KLAS report on alarm management. “Although the alarm management segment has been around for a […]

Shareable Ink to Provide Simplified Clinical Documentation Solutions for Allscripts Sunrise Clients

Anesthesia information management system (AIMS) market leader, Shareable Ink, is pleased to announce a preferred partnership agreement with Allscripts, for its Allscripts Sunrise business unit. Shareable Ink provides a full AIMS documentation...Show More Summary

Mobility matters in physician satisfaction with electronic health record solutions

By now it is becoming quite clear that the billions of dollars in government incentives to get physicians using electronic health record solutions has moved the market. According to an article in Healthcare IT News, 77 percent of docs practicing in free...(read more)

This Astonishing Article Appeared A Few Days Ago. $400Million Just Blown Up!

I was just blown away ( no pun intended) when I read this article.Defence blows up $400m worth of missilesPUBLISHED: 10 Oct 2014 00:05:55Brian Toohey The Australian Defence Force has disposed of almost 100 AGM-142 stand-off missiles,...Show More Summary

Top 9 Insights for patient-centric Digital Health Innovators from the ENGAGE conference

MedCityNews invited me to attend their ENGAGE “Innovation in Patient Engagement” Conference and I found the content, speakers, and overall quality quite good. Since I chair several conferences every year I know how hard it is to pull off a good one so I’d like to congratulate MedCityNews for pulling off a great event. I asked HITSphere‘s Vik Subbu, […]

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 13th October, 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

Could It Be True A Proper Audit Of NEHTA and How It / Has Been Performing Is About To Be Conducted?

My various informants who attended to RACGP Conference last week noted that was a rumour running around that the Victorian Auditor General was soon to be asked to review NEHTA with respect to how it had done and how it was going in terms of providing value to the community and whether it should continue or not. Show More Summary

AusHealthIT Poll Number 239 – Results – 12th October, 2014.

Here are the results of the poll.Have DoH And NEHTA Contributed To The Progressive Degradation Of Australian E-Health Standards Setting Processes? Yes 91% (218) Probably 1% (3) Neutral 0% (1) Probably Not 0% (1) No 6% (15) I Have No Idea 1% (2) Total votes: 240 This is a pretty clear and enthusiastic outcome. Show More Summary

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 11th October, 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

The difference between User Stories and Software Requirements Specifications (SRS), especially for regulated systems (part 1)

It’s getting easier and easier to build unregulated software these days but it’s still pretty hard to create regulated/certified systems such as EHRs, medical device software, and government IT. To help create better systems we all know...Show More Summary

WWBR Week of October 6, 2014

Dallas hospital blames ‘flaw’ in ‘workflow’ for release of Ebola patient as a more complete picture of his travels emerges Lindsey Bever for The Washington Post “The Ebola patient in the Dallas hospital seems to have been missed because workflow … Read more ›

This Has The Feeling Of Something That Might Be A Big Problem In The Making.

This appeared a little while ago. To follow up on a post on this Forbes blog from a day or so earlier!Health Data "Interoperability": A $30 Billion Unicorn HuntJohn R. Graham, Contributor Having cheered as $26 billion of taxpayers’ money...Show More Summary

Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of October 2014

Several important updates.Mint, one of our pregnant alpacas, had a false pregnancy. Although she gained weight and had all the features of a pregnant camelid, she is no longer pregnant. However, she is 30 pounds overweight and we’ll now have to restrict her access to grain. Show More Summary

Sleeping on a cloud—advanced clinical anesthesiology solution uses Microsoft Azure as its technological foundation

As a physician, I have a great deal of respect for my colleagues who specialize in anesthesiology. While surgeons may get all the glory for what they do in an operating room, they couldn’t do their job without the anesthesiologist. These specialist doctors...(read more)

The View from Underneath the Bus

EHR causes Ebola! EHRs hold data hostage in stovepiped legacy systems! There is no interoperability in America!How many headlines have you seen over the past month that are either completely false or a vast oversimplification of complex...Show More Summary

Review Of The Ongoing Post - Budget Controversy 09th October 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. Some more this week.Here are some of the more interesting articles I have spotted this 19th week since it was released. Show More Summary

EHRs Can Place Excessive Data Entry Burden on Physicians

A new study by WebChartMD  indicates that as little as 7% of data in a typical patient note is required to be structured in order to meet Meaningful Use.  The percentage rose to 9% when lab data was present. The study analyzed one hundred de-identified orthopedic and cardiovascular patient notes obtained from While a […]

KLAS Report: Inter-vendor cooperation a major delay to interoperability

Less than half of providers say their EMR vendor cooperates well with other vendors, and only one-fifth are optimistic about multi-vendor industry initiatives such as CommonWell. These findings and more are included in the latest KLAS...Show More Summary

Avreo interWORKS Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification From ICSA Labs

Avreo’s interWORKS version 7 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition complete EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting eligible providers and eligible hospitals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  interWORKS version 7 was […]

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