Establishing interoperable electronic health systems
- March 06, 2012
The proliferation of mobile devices in health care organizations can hinder, or help, complex health data interoperability initiatives. Medical devices add another wrinkle.
- March 05, 2012
Health data interoperability is easier said in meaningful use than done out in the real world. Just ask the CIOs and health information exchanges trying to make it happen.
- December 15, 2011
Despite their insight on clinical workflow, EHR use and implementation, physician assistants are on the outside looking in for the EHR incentive programs. Some want to change that.
- December 06, 2011
As information exchange plays a greater role in health care, radiologists are discovering they don't operate in a health IT vacuum. Image sharing can mean more efficient care.
- November 30, 2011
Demands for patient throughput, remote readings of radiology digital images make quality-assurance thorny. IT leaders can assist radiologists in building better processes.
- October 31, 2011
Accountable care organizations are supposed to cut health care costs. Experts wonder if ACO technology and physician incentives can also make patients more responsible.
- October 27, 2011
As U.S. states struggle to build health information exchange, Maine's got a federal-funding jump start. Its leader shared trials and tribulations at the AHIMA 2011 meeting.
- September 20, 2011
A new safety committee is advising the FDA on theoretical scenarios that could eventually regulate biomedical device and EHR interoperability. CIOs should get prepared now.
- July 27, 2011
Funding and expertise are scarce as local public health officials prepare to be inundated with immunization, syndromic surveillance and lab patient data, thanks to meaningful use.
- July 06, 2011
Building a state HIE is complicated. Creating an IT back-end to support individual patient consent -- mandated by law in some states -- is even more complex.
- July 05, 2011
States can build national health information exchange, but interoperability must come first. State leaders discuss the current technical, legislative and economic issues they face.
- May 31, 2011
Many hospitals use live patient data for interoperability and application development test bed. That's a potential HIPAA data breach violation. Here's what to do instead.
- May 18, 2011
State health IT leaders discuss how privacy laws and EHR interoperability issues make interstate health information exchange anything but straightforward.
- April 07, 2011
Funded by an ONC grant, the SMART initiative is building an API to connect EHR systems to all types of clinical software. A developers' contest is raising awareness.
- March 30, 2011
Chicago-area doctors are testing whether data standards and clinical decision support tools can produce real-time alerts that improve patient care during an outbreak of illness.