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March 30, 2013  8:33 PM

Windows 8 in enterprise healthcare

Posted by: DrJosephKim
cpoe, dell, EHR, HP, iPad, lenovo, tablet pc, windows 8

Over the past several weeks, I had had the opportunity to test several tablets running Windows 8 Pro. Don't get these mixed up with the consumer tablets running Windows RT. Windows 8 Pro is an enterprise operating system that actually blends two operating systems into a single device. Imagine...

March 11, 2013  8:04 PM

Global health, HIE, and interoperability at #HIMSS13

Posted by: DrJosephKim
clinton, EHR, global, hie, Interoperability, Interoperability and health information exchange, Meaningful use

#HIMSS13 was quite an event this year! On Wednesday, March 6, President Clinton spoke about the need to use health IT effectively to improve population health management. More aging patients are entering the health system every day and physicians and hospitals need to expand their capacity to...

February 18, 2013  1:15 PM

Tablets and Windows 8 in Healthcare

Posted by: DrJosephKim
cpoe, EHR, iPad, mobile, tablet pc, windows 8

More and more doctors are starting to use tablet computers in the health care environment. The old era of Windows XP Tablet PCs are gone. Windows Vista and 7 didn't generate enough momentum in the slate tablet market. It wasn't until the Apple iPad that health care professionals started to...

December 31, 2012  8:03 PM

Future of health IT: Predictions for 2013

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, hie, mhealth, social media, Telehealth, telemedicine

Here are a few health IT thoughts for 2013 as we enter the new year: 1. HIEs: We will continue to see new and evolving models support the idea behind a true health information exchange (HIE). Some models will fail. Other models will only work in a certain part of the country because of the...

September 28, 2012  10:34 AM

Meaningful Use Stage 2: HIEs and PHRs

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, hie, PHRs and patient engagement

It's been about a month since the final rule for meaningful use stage 2 was announced by the HHS department. Two main elements will be pushed forward by stage 2: 1. HIEs 2. PHRs Although stage 2 will begin as early as 2014, there are many states and organizations that are ahead of others in...

September 15, 2012  9:15 AM

mHealth enabling physicians to achieve meaningful use

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, Meaningful use, mhealth, Mobile devices, mobile health

Every physician is talking about the meaningful use of health IT these days. Those who have received their first incentive payments are glowing, while others are...

June 27, 2012  11:16 PM

Are physicians ready to “prescribe” mobile apps?

Posted by: DrJosephKim

These days, the treatment of chronic diseases often includes a variety of medications, lifestyle changes, and patient education. The combination of these elements encompasses the world of chronic disease management. Soon, we'll be adding mobile apps, telemonitoring, and virtual follow-ups with...

April 19, 2012  1:44 PM

How do electronic health records (EHRs) impact medical malpractice risk?

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, electronic health record, malpractice

Let's face it: many physicians are not excited about adopting electronic health records (EHRs). Unless you trained in a hospital and "grew up" using EHRs all your life, it's a big...

March 22, 2012  12:47 AM

A month after HIMSS

Posted by: DrJosephKim

As I reflect on the HIMSS conference, I think about all the changes and innovations occurring in health IT. For one thing, I wonder if we will see ICD-10 delayed vs. implemented sooner. The physician community wants to delay ICD-10 for as long as possible because of the administrative burden they...

January 5, 2012  4:33 PM

Will 2012 bring greater confusion or clarity around meaningful use?

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, Meaningful use

I speak with physicians about "meaningful use" all the time. So many are very confused about the rules, the incentives, the penalties, and even the definitions. Most physicians are not trained to think about these types of things. Also, many physicians don't have enough background in EHRs so...

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