Electronic health record EHR implementation
- February 24, 2011
Health IT adoption is on the rise, but there is work to do, the heads of HHS and the ONC said in a HIMSS 2011 keynote. Critically, tech cannot widen the gap between rich and poor.
- February 14, 2011
The HITECH Act has helped shape providers' motives for adopting EHR technology. Repeal would harm those efforts, the industry says. HIMSS 2011 should give providers some insight.
- January 27, 2011
Medicaid programs in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Kentucky have issued the first EHR Incentive Program checks. Each state has important lessons to teach about boosting EHR adoption.
- January 18, 2011
Meeting meaningful use criteria is a persisting concern for providers adopting electronic health records. Some remain unaware of the time and money that this investment requires.
- December 21, 2010
Despite lingering questions about plans for wider health care reform, HITECH Act regulations and meaningful use don't face political uncertainty, providers, federal leaders say.
- December 13, 2010
The results of a CDW survey of 200 ambulatory care groups are a real-world snapshot of EHR implementation costs, and offer some insights for reducing them.
- November 10, 2010
Expect some delays in the meaningful use program's incentive payments, but don't expect EHR requirements to go anywhere after the five-year program is over, officials say.
- October 13, 2010
Virtualized desktops offer physicians secure access to electronic health records while they're mobile. This model is the way some facilities are implementing iPad EHR systems.
- October 12, 2010
Physicians doing their own EHR implementations might wonder how big the gulf is between vendor promises and reality. Here, three Massachusetts doctors offer their perspective.
- September 30, 2010
Dr. Regina Benjamin talks about what makes an EHR implementation successful. She's found it pays to focus on disaster recovery, interoperability and reluctant physicians.
- August 23, 2010
New HIEs are cropping up in the wake of meaningful use requirements, and hospitals look to lead the way for interoperability.
- August 12, 2010
Once an EHR system is installed, attention turns to maintenance, service and support. Using an IT service provider for such tasks may be the best bet for small practices.
- July 22, 2010
Doctors stand a better chance of achieving meaningful use under the final rule spelled out by CMS and ONC, but some tweaking of EHR systems will still be necessary to comply.
- July 15, 2010
Industry stakeholders welcome the flexibility in the meaningful use final rule. Meanwhile, the ONC forges ahead with monitoring programs to help providers adopt the technology.
- June 21, 2010
Doctors must turn away from the computer screen and toward workflow design to ensure that EHR systems are worth using and able to meet meaningful use requirements.