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August, 2011


August 30, 2011  11:33 AM

ACOs: Good idea, long way to go



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Capitation, Meaningful use

Guest post by:  Paul Brient, CEO, PatientKeeper Inc. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are part of almost every conversation I have with customers and prospects. The

August 24, 2011  12:58 PM

Addressing EHR implementation and the private cloud at Columbia Memorial



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Cloud computing, Columbia Memorial, EHR, EHR implementation, Q&A, Virtualization and cloud computing

In early 2010, Columbia Memorial Hospital, based in Hudson, NY, launched its electronic health records (EHR) system throughout 26 clinical locations, covering 300 providers in Columbia...


August 22, 2011  5:00 AM

Cloud computing in health care: Assessing the fit for your organization



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Chris Witt, Cloud, Cloud computing, Data centers, Data storage, Technology infrastructure

Guest post by: Chris Witt, CEO, WAKE Technology Services Does the cloud work for health care? The cloud is here and from a technology perspective it is fairly mature. However, from a vertical perspective - health care in this case - it is not always...


August 18, 2011  6:34 AM

FDA’s classification of mHealth apps as medical devices: ECG in your hand



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
FDA, Medical device regulation, mhealth apps, mHealth devices, mHealth regulation, Smartphones

Guest post by: Wendy Whittington, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Officer, Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, Inc. In the July 21, 2011 Federal Register, the


August 15, 2011  11:46 AM

Value perceptions of EHRs: Users vs. non-users



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
EHR, EHR Adoption, EHR functionality, Physician adoption, Sage Healthcare

By Tony Ryzinski, SVP of Marketing, Sage Healthcare Division The adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in the U.S. continues to grow as more physicians and medical staff learn about the efficiency and cost-saving benefits of using the technology, which of course includes the...


August 10, 2011  11:41 AM

SearchHealthIT’s Resource Center on meaningful use and EHR technology



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
EHR implementation, EHR incentives, Meaningful use, Q&A forum, Resource Center

A message from SearchHealthIT site editor, Brian Eastwood: No one said implementing electronic health records and achieving meaningful use would be easy. We understand. SearchHealthIT's inaugural


August 10, 2011  10:21 AM

HIT Exchange Live Chat transcript: UPenn Med’s EHR implementation



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Andre Jenkins, Cloud computing, EHR implementation, Live chat, UPenn Med, Workflow analysis

From approaches to workflow analysis through the execution of strategic vendor partnerships, Andre Jenkins, entity information officer for the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, shared his insights on the health system's electronic health record (EHR) implementation process and provided...


August 8, 2011  1:00 PM

Mind the gap: Connecting health care IT and disaster planning



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
CIO, Disaster preparedness, Disaster recovery, IT planning

Guest post by: Christina Beach Thielst, FACHE

Today's information infrastructures run some of the most critical elements of business and clinical operations in health care organizations.  Communication and information technology components can be...


August 3, 2011  1:51 PM

Integrating mobile health to achieve meaningful use: One physician’s advice



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
EHR, mHealth devices, mHeatlh, mobile health

Q&A with Jagadish Navare, MD., practicing physician at ENT Specialty Care, NY 1. What are the top considerations that provider IT managers must have when looking at ways to improve workflow for their physicians and clinicians?

  • IT managers must always balance...


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