Managing electronic health records funding and implementation
- December 13, 2011
Meaningful use stage 2 requirements for radiologists are unclear, and vendor support is tepid, but RSNA 2011 shows the specialty optimistic about the benefits of EHR and RIS use.
- November 02, 2011
Good governance, project management and workflow analysis will help hospitals meet meaningful use today. Tomorrow, though, the focus will shift to health information exchange.
- October 07, 2011
While the U.S. transitions to ICD-10, the rest of the world is rapidly moving toward ICD-11, due in 2015. Also: AHRQ perspective on health IT and quality of care.
- October 04, 2011
Is meaningful use compliance more primary-care friendly at the expense of specialties? We peek in on several contrasting practices and ask them.
- October 03, 2011
Computer-assisted coding and natural language processing, and their promise to enable meaningful use and ACO compliance, will be the hottest technology at this year's AHIMA event.
- September 22, 2011
We sat down with the HIMSS board chairwoman to discuss new federal EHR adoption figures and long-term technology objectives that hospital CIOs should keep in their sights.
- August 16, 2011
Physicians are leveraging mobile health technology to tackle e-prescribing, CPOE, patient education and other key meaningful use requirements.
- July 21, 2011
Health care providers adopting cloud-based EHR systems are doing so not to achieve meaningful use but, they say, because it makes clinical workflow and data management easier.
- July 14, 2011
A proposed delay in the onset of meaningful use stage 2 would only affect health care providers who have already implemented stage 1. Even then, the effect will be minimal.
- June 30, 2011
A recent eHealth Initiative survey suggests that the nation's RECs are now supporting providers as they purchase and implement EHR systems. Many have their eyes to the future, too.
- June 15, 2011
The success of accountable care organizations seems possible. Association leaders aren't quite convinced. Either way, IT departments should prepare for a new reimbursement model.
- May 19, 2011
Like Boy Scouts, providers conducting meaningful use attestation all say the same thing: be prepared. Here, two practices discuss what it takes to complete the process.
- May 17, 2011
Despite many barriers, the national health network envisioned by former ONC head Dr. David Blumenthal will be built, he says -- but maybe not by the HITECH Act's goal of 2015.
- May 05, 2011
While telemedicine technology quickly marches forward, telemedicine reimbursement lags behind. Leaders do see opportunities in ACOs, Beacon communities and EHR connectivity.
- April 21, 2011
Surveys show optimism among providers expecting funds from the EHR Incentive Programs. Certain meaningful use objectives, especially quality reporting, remain a concern.