Establishing interoperable electronic health systems
- April 01, 2010
The National Health Information Network Direct's standards for health data exchange are simpler than the broader NHIN standards. That should entice smaller practices, officials say.
- 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.
- March 22, 2010
Two leaders of an Atlanta-based regional extension center discuss how they plan to help providers, especially those in rural areas, implement electronic health records and achieve meaningful use.
- March 15, 2010
Using health information exchanges helps bring hospitals, providers, patients and even rival institutions together, three CIOs suggest in a panel discussion at HIMSS10.
- March 08, 2010
Mandates in the interim final rule for standards and certification went into effect even as policymakers and industry representatives continued to discuss their recommendations.
- March 03, 2010
The systems interoperability demo at HIMSS shows what early adopters can do. Here’s the rub -- physicians will need more than the HITECH Act’s incentives to join the party.
- February 23, 2010
Attendance at this year’s HIMSS conference, up more than 6% from last year, is being driven largely by a desire to know more about meaningful use.
- 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 09, 2010
Clinical data analysis based on Software as a Service can help providers see which patients need attention most, provided that Web security issues are addressed.
- December 23, 2009
Electronic health records implementation is the key for a statewide, interoperable medical information system, according to Georgia’s health commissioner.
- December 21, 2009
In 2009, meaningful use began to dominate discussions about health IT. This article looks back at the HITECH Act and other events that affected the health care industry in 2009.
- 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.
- December 15, 2009
Learn how companies are using personal health records to reduce health care costs and give more control to employees.
- December 11, 2009
A new group aims to improve medical transcription service by setting common standards and practices for the creation and sharing of dictated patient notes.
- November 22, 2009
An eHealth Initiative study says health information exchanges are making progress in facilitating meaningful use for electronic health records.