Establishing interoperable electronic health systems
- 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.
- March 29, 2011
Vendors and service providers call the Direct Project's health information exchange standards simple and straightforward. This simplicity has let many pilot projects get started.
- March 17, 2011
To get the most out of EHR systems and to meet meaningful use requirements, health IT executives increasingly are turning to investments in security, analytics and storage.
- March 02, 2011
Interviews and sessions at HIMSS 2011 reveal that the term health information exchange means different things to different people. No matter the model, the goals are the same.
- February 21, 2011
Information technology might be a driving factor of change in health care, but IT needs to work with users to create improvements. Follow these ideas when implementing systems.
- February 16, 2011
Get the latest news and updates from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2011 conference at SearchHealthIT.com's exclusive coverage page.
- February 11, 2011
Health information exchange is at a crossroads -- public versus private, federated versus centralized. The HIMSS 2011 conference will help light the road ahead.
- February 10, 2011
Dean Health System essentially has been an accountable care organization for years. Several factors, including EHR interoperability, data analytics and charm school, drive savings.
- February 08, 2011
Clinical decision support can prevent errors, particularly in dispensing medication. At a recent conference, three early adopters shared what works now, and looked to future uses.
- February 04, 2011
Hospitals are building a de facto national health information exchange infrastructure as they try to connect ambulatory practices and other hospitals in their regions.
- February 02, 2011
Microsoft HealthVault has been picked for a federally funded platform to port radiology imaging data to personal health records. Google Health, meanwhile, isn't ready for imaging.
- January 19, 2011
What health IT trends will drive purchasing decisions in the coming months and the next few years? Two leaders in the field gaze into their crystal balls and predict what's next.
- January 11, 2011
Without system interoperability, health care groups won't achieve information exchange or meaningful use, while payment reform will remain a pipe dream, some industry leaders say.
- December 14, 2010
Providers and payers will stop worrying and use cloud computing services, just as the financial industry did. But security concerns must be overcome, and that could take years.