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November 9, 2010  4:00 PM

Health IT still moving at a snail’s pace, rules too burdensome



Posted by: JeanD
electronic health records, health information technology

Technology's transformation of health care is moving too slowly, despite all the attention being paid to encouraging the adoption of electronic health records, according to former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Known as much for his work with health care information technology as for his...

November 2, 2010  10:34 AM

Spotlight on success: AHRQ reviews health IT projects



Posted by: JeanD
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, health information technology

You don't believe health information technology can work for you? The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) would like to prove you wrong, as it highlights success stories among providers who have been there and done that. Through AHRQ's


October 21, 2010  9:33 AM

Is mobile access to health information on the rise?



Posted by: AnneSteciw
health information technology, mobile health, smartphones

According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, the vast majority of American adults -- 85% -- use a cell phone. But how many of them are using their cell phones to improve their health?


October 14, 2010  8:39 AM

We’re trained health IT professionals. We’re here to help



Posted by: JeanD
health information technology, HITECH Act, workforce development

Officials are touting the fact that students trained in health information technology have begun to graduate from certification programs created through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Through the $84 million


September 28, 2010  9:31 AM

Mitigating cost, management of health IT intellectual property



Posted by: JeanD
health information technology, Health IT Standards Committee, intellectual property

In health IT standards, how will providers be required to manage intellectual property considerations? Through the latest idea under deliberation by...


July 27, 2010  8:12 AM

Medical homes and meaningful use — one and the same?



Posted by: JeanD
AHRQ, health information technology, Meaningful use, medical home

Health information technology has a role to play in establishing and maintaining the medical home model, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is exploring what that role might be. The agency has created the patient-centered...

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June 8, 2010  11:34 AM

A seat at the health IT table: Don’t forget patients, advocates say



Posted by: JeanD
electronic health records, health information technology, personal health records

The Simple Minds' '80s hit song "Don't You Forget About Me" could have been the theme for a recent hearing on disparities in health information technology. Health information technology can bridge gaps and lead to safer care, but if professionals aren't paying attention, health IT might also...


March 18, 2010  1:26 PM

Of sports cars and meaningful use



Posted by: JeanD
health information technology, health IT, Meaningful use

What do Ferraris and health information technology have in common? Both need a good support network if they're going to provide any meaningful use, according to Marc Probst, vice president and chief information officer of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. Probst provided the...


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