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January 9, 2015  10:53 AM

With the new year in mind, a look back at hot health IT trends 20 years ago



Posted by: Scott Wallask
EHR adoption, healthcare, HIPAA audits, Interoperability, LOINC, Meaningful use, patient data, PDA, smartphones

As we jump into 2015, health IT professionals are familiar with the road ahead: Meaningful use debates, HIPAA audits, and EHR advances will all make headlines this year. And new technologies like wearable devices will push the boundaries of patient-centered care. With that in mind, I thought it...

January 6, 2015  2:15 PM

Six states profiled in State HIE Program study



Posted by: adelvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, HIE, state HIEs

Participants in the State HIE Program believe its existence has increased awareness of HIE and that the value of the program will grow as it solidifies ties with supporting programs, such as...


December 18, 2014  11:16 AM

CMS seeks comments on proposed rule for ACO program



Posted by: MonicaVallejo
ACO, CMS, Medicare Shared Savings Program

Accountable care organizations are on the verge of receiving a supportive push from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to aid them in their mission of improving the quality of


December 16, 2014  12:31 PM

Expansion of online appointment scheduling could lead to cost savings



Posted by: adelvecchio
health IT, health IT tools, online scheduling

Online patients will make 986 million medical appointments in the U.S. in 2019, accounting for 38% of all appointments made that year, according to projections compiled and reported by Accenture plc. Accenture's report also states that online appointment scheduling will generate $3.2 billion in...


November 6, 2014  1:53 PM

BSR’s guiding principles define access to healthcare



Posted by: ScotP
Affordable Care Act, health insurance, healthcare, sustainable healthcare

NEW YORK -- The concept of access to healthcare in the U.S. is often a foregone conclusion, despite the millions of uninsured persons that led to the Affordable Care Act of 2010. But, in fact, access to healthcare on a global level is a much...


July 10, 2014  5:10 PM

Tool crunches meaningful use compliance with proposed rule



Posted by: DonFluckinger
AAFP, EHR, EHR certification, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

Some IT leaders for healthcare providers wonder what is going to happen this upcoming election season as rumors swirl around the future of meaningful use stage 2. Others, according to DirectTrust CEO and...


June 11, 2014  10:49 AM

Health IT tops healthcare investment list for 2014



Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR, EHR implementation, health IT

Hospitals have health IT at the top of their to-do lists in 2014, as evidenced by responses of executives to an online survey. Nearly half (49%) of C-suite executives, representing 112 hospitals in 32 states, stated that their facilities'


April 16, 2014  3:15 PM

Automated software not ready to reduce hospital readmissions



Posted by: adelvecchio
ACO, Affordable Care Act, hospital readmission

Automated systems that predict hospital readmissions are in the works – but are not yet ready for deployment, according to several recent studies. Some systems show promise, as the U.S. healthcare system refines progressively more precise metrics to predict what causes readmissions. Authors of...


February 25, 2014  2:39 PM

HIMSS survey respondents say more money needed to help meet stage 2



Posted by: adelvecchio
health IT, HIMSS, HIMSS 2014, meaningful use stage 1, meaningful use stage 2

More than 90% of respondents to the annual HIMSS Leadership Survey reported that their organizations have met the requirements for stage 1 of meaningful use. The


January 28, 2014  1:08 PM

Health IT on the rise, independent physicians lag behind with EHRs



Posted by: adelvecchio
e-prescribing, EHR, EHR adoption, health IT, independent physicians

Adoption and use of health IT increased significantly from 2009 to 2012, though there is a sizable gap between the adoption levels of large and small practices. A study


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