Electronic health record EHR management
- June 21, 2010
For PHR software to take off, providers need to sell the concept of personal health records and demonstrate their value. Neither is being done, one health care quality advocate says, but there may be hope.
- June 04, 2010
EHR use is convenient but complex, and often uncompensated. And such federal grant programs as the Beacon communities don't directly affect physicians in the field.
- May 20, 2010
The federal government wants meaningful use of health IT, but surveys show it won't happen unless patient engagement improves. This podcast examines what doctors can do.
- May 06, 2010
The Massachusetts governor’s HIT conference focused on the highest of high tech. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin reminded attendees that EHR systems must serve low-tech areas, too.
- April 26, 2010
Policymakers and IT developers should consider ways to ensure that patient engagement is at the forefront of technology adoption, advocates tell a federal advisory committee.
- March 31, 2010
Personal health record services are great for patients and providers -- until they aren’t accessible. And providers of PHR services say they aren’t responsible for downtime.
- March 30, 2010
A strong flow of patient information will become even more important as the VA and the DoD build EHR systems connected to the Nationwide Health Information Network.
- February 18, 2010
While federal electronic health record incentives will drive some providers to adopt EHRs, experts say consumer demand for personal health records may be the real catalyst.
- February 18, 2010
A federal policy panel suggests that flexibility will help providers adopt health IT and follow meaningful use criteria to qualify for federal incentives.
- December 21, 2009
The government calls for greater use of personal health records as part of electronic health record systems, but PHRs fall short in data control, privacy and security.
- December 17, 2009
The Health IT Policy Committee has recommended new standards for sharing lab data through electronic health records, including vocabulary, messaging and transaction.
- November 18, 2009
Interim results from a Harvard School of Public Health conference show that the presence of electronic health records has not significantly lowered costs or improved care.
- September 08, 2009
Health data security management tools from Verizon Business aim to give providers a secure move to EHR, upping productivity and protecting information.
- July 15, 2009
Doctors at the Clara Maass Medical Center are enjoying increased mobility after the adoption of electronic medical records software. Learn more in this case study.
- July 13, 2009
Two years after researching and implementing an EHR system, Cape Fear Pediatrics has seen improvements in both operations and patient care.