- May 02, 2012
Keynote speaker and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shares some controversial thoughts on iPhone mHealth apps and the future of telemedicine at the ATA 2012 annual meeting.
- February 16, 2012
Health leaders at a recent conference agree that portals, not personal health records, could be the game-changer that spurs patient engagement and meaningful use compliance.
- January 05, 2012
We're seeing a lot of pushback against ICD-10 implementation, with the American Medical Association's "vigorous opposition" at the extreme. Gloom and doom types equate to potential IT disaster to ...
- October 07, 2011
While the U.S. transitions to ICD-10, the rest of the world is rapidly moving toward ICD-11, due in 2015. Also: AHRQ perspective on health IT and quality of care.
- September 19, 2011
Health information exchange is growing, with the number of entities on the rise along with those entities' interest in HIE standards such as the Direct Project. With more than 250 organizations now ...
- August 23, 2011
Learn how one radiology group fulfills HIPAA mandates for offsite data backups and data availability through its virtualized server environment, which spawned from a PACS upgrade.
- August 16, 2011
Physicians are leveraging mobile health technology to tackle e-prescribing, CPOE, patient education and other key meaningful use requirements.
- August 15, 2011
Meaningful use is bringing EHR adoption to the mass market. Physicians uncomfortable with a computer keyboard are increasingly turning to speech recognition to get data into EHRs.
- July 21, 2011
Health care providers adopting cloud-based EHR systems are doing so not to achieve meaningful use but, they say, because it makes clinical workflow and data management easier.
- July 08, 2011
The implementation of EHR technology -- in conjunction with the transition to the ICD-10 codes and the use of computer-assisted coding (CAC) -- will have a significant impact on the clinical coding ...
- May 24, 2011
The Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC) implementation workgroup is open to feedback pertaining to the development of applications that meet Stage 2 meaningful use criteria. ...
- April 18, 2011
The ability to use a patient portal or personal health record (PHR) service to view lab results, renew prescriptions and communicate with physicians is a key component of patient-centered care. ...
- 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.
- November 17, 2010
A recent WTN News report runs down some epic growth stats for electronic health record (EHR) systems vendor Epic Systems Corp. in Verona, Wis. The company continues to expand rapidly in an economy ...
- October 08, 2010
Hospitals and health care providers looking to demonstrate the meaningful use of electronic health records might not know about the importance of EHR standards. What are EHR standards and why are ...
- August 16, 2010
Lack of EHR safety coordination between the ONC and the FDA leaves the job to private entities. Here's what hospitals can do to protect themselves now.
- 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 19, 2010
The U.S. Military Health System is migrating its EHR system to a service-oriented architecture model. In the process, the system's CIO said, private providers can see how to make SOA in health care a reality.
- June 11, 2010
Health system officials discuss how using a clinical order set library and a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system has resulted in improvements in the quality of care.
- May 18, 2010
E-prescribing can reduce medical errors and improve quality of care, but doctors and clinicians must stop ignoring alerts from clinical decision support software, studies show.
- February 12, 2010
The 2010 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition takes on added importance in light of meaningful use, certification of EHR systems and other tech challenges. Read our show coverage here.
- January 27, 2010
Consumer health informatics helps deliver better patient care, but barriers to use persist, according to research by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
- November 20, 2009
Learn how one Virginia hospital implemented patient transfer software in its call center to increase patient referrals.