electronic health records (EHRs)

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5 Health IT Pieces Of Congress Agenda For 2015

Staff Writer | Government Health IT | January 6, 2015

With Republican majorities poised to take control of the Senate and House of Representatives, the 2015 Congress is expected to address several health IT programs. Although controlling spending and promoting free enterprise remain GOP tenants, the approach by Congress to various health IT issues will vary...

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5 Nagging Questions About Meaningful Use Stage 2

Jeff Rowe | Government Health IT | August 12, 2013

New technology, we generally assume, is supposed to make us more comfortable by instituting convenience into our lives. Yet new technology that comes with deadlines attached can have exactly the opposite effect. Read More »

5 Problematic HIT Projects Costing The Government Billions

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | July 26, 2013

Cost overruns and missed deadlines for several federal agency health technology projects are costing the government "billions of dollars," according to a Government Accountability Office report focusing on the inefficiency of agency IT initiatives published Thursday. Read More »

5 Strategies For Implementing Data Analytics In Hospitals

Sabrina Rodak | Becker's Hospital Review | October 24, 2011

Since the advent of the Internet, people have been able to access a significant amount of information with the click of a computer mouse. As technology becomes more ingrained in healthcare delivery, providers are facing the quandary of how to glean useful information from the enormous amount of data available through electronic health records, computerized provider order entry and other databases. Read More »

5 Trends That Will Drive Health Care IT In 2014

Brian T. Horowitz | CruxialCIO | December 19, 2013

In 2014, analytics will play a bigger role in health care, while electronic health records (EHRs) will take a backseat to other types of technology such as mobility, Big Data and cloud computing, research firm IDC predicts. Read More »

5 Trends Will Reshape Health IT In 2013

Paul Cerrato | InformationWeek | August 27, 2012

Ultimately the goal of all healthcare--IT included--is to put itself out of business. That may sound a bit strange but medicine's primary objective is to cure disease, or prevent it from occurring in the first place. And as the profession gets better at these two tasks, the public should become increasingly self-sufficient and have less and less need for its services. Read More »

50 Open Source Replacements For Health Care Software

Cynthia Harvey | Datamation | April 26, 2013

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers Study, 79 percent of health care executives anticipate an increase on their technology spending this year. With "Meaningful Use" considerations weighing heavily on the industry, many will be investing in or upgrading their electronic health record (EHR) capabilities. [...] Read More »

58% Of Docs Dissatisfied With EHRs, Loss Of Productivity

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | November 18, 2013

If you were worried that EHR dissatisfaction was going away, a new survey by IDC Health Insights can put your fears to rest.  EHR backlash is still going strong, according to 212 ambulatory and hospital-based providers polled in September. Read More »

6 Mobile Health Apps For Healthcare Professionals Or Patients

Jamar Ramos | HIT Consultant | May 31, 2013

6 innovative mobile health apps that offer support for both healthcare professionals and patients to take ownership of their healthcare experience. Read More »

6 Reasons To Plan Architecture For Interoperability

John Loonsk | Government Health IT | September 23, 2014

Nearly $26 billion spent, and the U.S. healthcare industry is still asking why information doesn’t move more easily between electronic health records.  That’s a loaded question, of course, and suggesting a ten-year timeframe or arguing that there is progress if you look hard enough just doesn’t answer it...

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6 Things You Need To Know About Meaningful Use And EHR Certification In 2014

Steven Posnack | Health IT Buzz | September 20, 2013

With the 2014 EHR reporting period for meaningful use right around the corner, here are 6 key pieces of information you need to know... Read More »

600-bed NHS Hospital in England Goes Live with Open Source Electronic Record for Patients

Press Release | IMS MAXIMS | October 7, 2015

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS hospital in the UK to go live with an open source electronic patient record (EPR), a landmark move expected to help staff deliver better patient care through improved access to information.The trust has successfully rolled out the system in A&E, theatres, outpatients and the hospital’s 30 wards with the support of IMS MAXIMS, after the software firm released the code for its open source EPR technology to the NHS just over a year ago. Up until now NHS trusts have depended on proprietary software in order to record and manage patient information.

7 Predictions For The Future Of Health Care Technology

Sean Mehra | Center for Health Value Innovation | June 23, 2013

I’ve got an awesome job. Every day, I envision the future of healthcare and strategize how innovative technologies can transform how we give and receive care and, ultimately, make the world a happier and healthier place. Read More »

9 Ways Health IT – Beyond EHRs – Helps Patients

Kristine Martin Anderson | Government Health IT | December 12, 2011

Even among very knowledgeable people, the concept of health information technology is often equated with its most familiar element, “electronic health records.” Adoption of electronic health records are a critical first step to realizing the transformational power of Health IT – but getting out of paper enables even greater HIT capabilities. Read More »

A 40-Year 'Conspiracy' at the VA

Arthur Allen | Politico | March 19, 2017

Four decades ago, in 1977, a conspiracy began bubbling up from the basements of the vast network of hospitals belonging to the Veterans Administration. Across the country, software geeks and doctors were puzzling out how they could make medical care better with these new devices called personal computers. Working sometimes at night or in their spare time, they started to cobble together a system that helped doctors organize their prescriptions, their CAT scans and patient notes, and to share their experiences electronically to help improve care for veterans...

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