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August 10, 2016
It may be time for dentists to sink their teeth into meaningful use. Dentists, while theoretically eligible for the federal EHR incentive program, have for the most part stayed away because there ...
July 13, 2016
Challenges of Massachusetts hospitals' adoption of an EHR from Epic Systems Corp. and a federal health privacy official's Fitbit experience discussed in HIT Squad podcast.
June 30, 2016
From meeting new government standards to navigating EHR interoperability woes, providers have a lot on their minds. Find out how they are accommodating EHR regulations without sacrificing security.
May 04, 2016
Top federal officials are soon expected to promote a new Medicare reimbursement system. The HIT Squad eyes Health Datapalooza and American Telemedicine Association coverage.
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Epic Systems Corp. is the market leader in electronic health records (EHR) technology and also sells population health management software. The privately held company is among the most criticized health IT vendors, yet its success is clear with more... Continue Reading
An old inner-city Los Angeles hospital was closed, then rebuilt by the county with the latest health IT technology, including smartbeds and teleneurology services. Continue Reading
A revenue cycle executive passes on six best practices from a series of EHR rollouts that were designed to soften risks to the organization's billing processes. Continue Reading
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MGH CIO talks about the hospital's recent move to Epic's EHR. The hospital has encountered EHR challenges including moving off homegrown systems and a staggered implementation. Continue Reading
When Cerner Corp. was chosen to take on the task of connecting the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) 55 hospitals and 600 clinics, it was declared a big win for the EHR vendor. But the DOD’s ... Continue Reading
When it comes to EHRs and whether they helped or harm the quality and delivery of care, healthcare professionals are divided. The majority of hospitals leaders -- some of whom had input into ... Continue Reading
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The EHR market is saturated with traditional on-premises options, leaving newer vendors to carefully consider which platforms and customers to target. Continue Reading
Alaska is known as the "last frontier" for a reason, and it presents unique healthcare challenges. Two CIOs are addressing these challenges through a telehealth program. Continue Reading
As mobile health becomes more prominent in the medical industry thanks to wearable devices, the threat of complex cyberattacks also increases. Healthcare data security questions are being raised daily by all of these new trends: Is the information ... Continue Reading
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Implementing and integrating an EHR in a healthcare organization is one important step in transforming healthcare, but it is not, and should not, be the sole focus. Continue Reading
Interoperability of healthcare data, long a sticking point in getting EHRs and exchanges working to their full potential, may see some big advances this year. Vendors are discussing how the cloud will help the cause, and standards developer Health ... Continue Reading
EHR data migration expert Sean West of HealthPort offers strategies to make changing EHRs go smoother -- including negotiating with consultants. Continue Reading