Week of 02 Dec 2013 RSNA 2013: Radiology survivors will embrace business intelligence (04 Dec 2013)
Radiology departments have morphed from profit centers in the fee-for-service world to ACO cost centers. Could business intelligence bring them back?
A Pew Research Center study indicated chronic care patients use self-monitoring and social media to shape their care.
New RIS workflows making EHRs look low-tech (03 Dec 2013)
At the RSNA annual meeting, speakers explain why EHRs are the weakest link in advanced RIS-based workflow integrations.
Week of 18 Nov 2013 Labs, e-prescribing systems drive health IT infrastructure expansion (20 Nov 2013)
A survey showed e-prescribing systems, sharing of lab test data and computerized physician order entry lead to U.S. health IT infrastructure growth.
The healthcare industry has to get better at data management basics before they push headlong into the adoption of analytics tools.
Week of 11 Nov 2013 Hot at RSNA 2013: Clinical decision support, mobile clinical workflow (13 Nov 2013)
Exhibitions, IT presentations at RSNA 2013 shine spotlight on clinical decision support, VNA image storage and mobile devices to enable new workflows.
Week of 04 Nov 2013 Don't expect medical apps on Google Glass for another one or two years (08 Nov 2013)
The healthcare industry is excited about the potential of Google Glass, but few expect medical apps to be ready for the device soon.
As new payment programs go into effect, providers will need more data capture functionality from their EHRs, especially for managed care populations.
Week of 14 Oct 2013 Google Glass in healthcare: Maybe it will be useful, after all (17 Oct 2013)
Consumers may or may not cotton to Google Glass, but in healthcare, there are opportunities for using the device -- especially among surgeons.
Following its eConsent pilot, HHS created a site aimed at helping providers and patients navigate the exchange and use of personal information.
Week of 07 Oct 2013 Changes to HIPAA enforcement offer more protection for patient info (11 Oct 2013)
A recent update to HIPAA regulates the distribution of health information and cautions providers to stay current on business associate agreements.
Some commentators feel privacy regulations make predictive analytics in healthcare impossible, but there are ways to work within the law.
Week of 30 Sep 2013 Healthcare analytics programs help hospitals avoid readmission penalties (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 04 Oct 2013)
Healthcare analytics is helping hospitals avoid readmission penalties associated with the Affordable Care Act.
We sit down with senior CHIME members during National Health IT Week and learn why they asked for an extension of meaningful use stage 2 deadlines.
A panel of healthcare stakeholders examines big data's real-world potential for improving quality, reducing costs. The consensus: not quite there yet.
Week of 16 Sep 2013 HHS disperses grant funds in advance of health insurance reform (20 Sep 2013)
HHS distributed $67 million to organizations that have volunteered to educate patients on healthcare coverage options.
U.S. principal deputy HIT coordinator David Muntz covers exceptions to meaningful use, the evolution of healthcare provider CIOs and more.
The outgoing national coordinator for health IT addresses a few touchy subjects and talks about his next act.
Week of 09 Sep 2013 EHR copy and paste fraud risks drawing in provider compliance officers (12 Sep 2013)
The controversial practice of using EHR copy and paste functions to move text between patient records is drawing compliance-officer scrutiny.
Week of 26 Aug 2013 Group to combat medical identity theft with tech, consumer awareness (30 Aug 2013)
A public-private group has formed to stop the sale of stolen medical information. Its first task: Involve payers, providers, vendors and consumers.
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State HIT coordinators turn to cloud HIE models SearchHealthIT.com | 10 Jul 2012
In the face of budgetary crises and a cloudy political climate, two state HIT coordinators eschew traditional HIE infrastructure.