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June 25, 2011  3:36 PM

Google puts the breaks on Google Health, and that’s a bad idea

Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, Electronic health records, Google, Google Health, HealthVault, Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records, PHR

For most patients, having access to their medical records electronically is definitely a plus, but not something they see as a must. And with the majority of PHRs not as widely used as initially anticipated, Google decided that their Google Health Personal Health Records system was no...

June 5, 2011  9:44 PM

What is the future of capturing patient information?

Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, electronic forms, electronic health data, PDF, tablets

For much of the healthcare market, whether you're part of a hospital system or medical practice or not, you are constantly faced with paper-based documents. And for those who've made the leap and gone digital, there are still challenges to be faced in the effort to...

May 29, 2011  10:38 PM

Clinical data should be publicly available to help patients and clinicians

Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, HIE, ITP, public health data

In a recent post, I discussed the value of centralizing data and having the...

May 22, 2011  8:57 PM

Why it would make sense to have just a few EHR vendors

Posted by: RedaChouffani

During many EHR implementations, project managers and IT executives recognize that there are some gaps that many of the products out there are not able to...

April 24, 2011  9:14 PM

CMS attestation website ready for meaningful use stage 1 reporting

Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR incentives, Meaningful use, Meaningful use incentives

On April 18, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive website, allowing eligible providers (EPs) to utilize the web based system to attest that they have met meaningful...

April 3, 2011  9:39 PM

Which EHR products will outlast the rest?

Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, software achitecture

As we continue to see the trend toward vendor consolidation in the EHR marketplace, there is always the question about which products and which vendors will be on top. But in my mind, the question is not so much a matter...

February 13, 2011  9:22 PM

Direct Project showcases new pilot programs

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Direct Project, EHR, HIE

On Feb. 2, two pilot projects launched promoting electronic health records exchange through the Direct Project.  The two states that are currently listed with these initiatives are Rhode Island and Minnesota, though there are several other states that will undergo a similar initiative to support...

December 5, 2010  8:15 PM

XBox 360 Kinect coming to health care

Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, Kinect, Touch-less Kiosk, X-Box 360

The recently released Xbox 360 Kinect has been a much anticipated event for many gamers. This device has enabled the human body to become the actual controller.  While this is not new technology by no means, it has still created a sensation amongst hackers and developers.  The goal was to utilize...

July 25, 2010  9:25 PM

The 10 critical steps to selecting an EHR

Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, selecting EHR, top 10 steps toward ehr

As many medical practices shift gears toward a paperless environment, it’s clear to many as they discover the newly flexible meaningful use requirements that they will further investigate the implementation and adoption of an EHR solution. In

July 3, 2010  1:59 PM

The must have qualities for an EHR project manager

Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR PM, PMP, project manager

So, here you are looking at implementing the EHR solution that you have spent many years deciding on. On one side the vendor has provided you with a an implementation specialist and they...

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