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July, 2011

July 27, 2011  12:00 AM

Lessons learned from a health care CIO: A Case study of EHR implementation

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
CIO, EHR, EHR implementation, electronic health record, Live chat, webcast

HIT Exchange Executive Webcast and Live Chat: Lessons learned from a health care CIO -- University of Pennsylvania's EHR implementation Selecting and implementing an electronic health record (EHR) are priorities among health care providers, while paying...

July 25, 2011  2:19 PM

Prior authorization: Impact on providers due to ICD-10 transition

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
ICD-10, Prior authorization

Guest post by: Baskar Mohan, Director, Healthcare Practice, Virtusa Corporation Prior authorization, or in short, prior auth, is an important part of the payer-provider-patient cycle of the health care market. When a provider or a physician determines that a patient requires medical...

July 21, 2011  11:46 AM

The health care cloud: Data security opening up mobile possibilities

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Cloud, Cloud computing, data privacy and security, HIPAA, mHealth, mobile health

Guest post by: Kevin Dodson, Appirio’s Mobile Practice Generally speaking, doctors have a phobia of moving health care data to places that they can't physically see or touch. A majority of medical information is still housed in local servers and paper folders or dusty...

July 18, 2011  12:00 AM

Is health care ready for cloud computing?

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Cloud, Cloud computing, data privacy and security, Private cloud, Public cloud

Guest Post by: Chris Pick, chief marketing officer, Apptio In passing the HITECH Act as part of ARRA in 2009, the government had two primary goals: Moving physicians who have been slow to migrate from paper-based patient records to an electronic medical record (EMR) system, and ensuring that...

July 12, 2011  7:51 AM

Using single sign-on technology to transform health care

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Data security, EHR functionality, Single sign-on

By David Ting, CTO, Imprivata The HITECH Act is radically altering the United States health care landscape, forever changing the way clinician's access, share and interact with patient information. At the forefront of this shift is the increasing adoption of electronic medical records...

July 6, 2011  12:43 PM

EHRs, MU and data analytics: How the FAH is bringing “IT” all together

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Data analytics, EHR, FAH, Federation of American Hospitals, iHT2, Meaningful use

The iHT2 HIT Connect Interview Series In this brief 10-minute interview, hear from Samantha Burch, Director, Healthcare Policy and Research, Federation of American Hospitals, as she shares her initial...

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