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Computer Viruses Are "Rampant" On Medical Devices In Hospitals

David Talbot | MIT Technology Review | October 17, 2012

A meeting of government officials reveals that medical equipment is becoming riddled with malware. Read More »

Cone Sees Drop In Income; Cites Electronic Health Records System

Richard Craver | Winston-Salem Journal | May 10, 2013

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is not alone among Triad hospitals in struggling with the implementation of a complex electronic health records system. Read More »

Considering An Epic Journey In 2013? Think Twice

Edmund Billings | Medsphere | December 6, 2012

Faced with healthcare reform and any number of other enduring challenges, hospitals shouldn’t expect next year to be any easier than the one that’s currently winding down. Yes, that’s my grand prognostication for 2013—things will still be difficult. Read More »

CPOE: Meaningful Use’s Primary Obstacle Is VistA’s Greatest Strength

 

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) identifies the implementation and adoption of Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) functionality as the number one barrier for hospitals working toward Meaningful Use Stage 1. Entitled “Overcoming challenges to achieving meaningful use: Insights from hospitals that successfully received Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services payments in 2011,” the study findings are significant because the say a great deal about the way different health IT platforms have been developed.

Criminal Attacks On Hospitals Up 100 Percent

Erin McCann | Government HealthIT | March 12, 2014

Criminal attacks on hospitals are on a huge upward trend, with a whopping 100 percent reported increase just from four years ago. That’s according to a new Ponemon Institute study released today.

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Day 3: For Young Doctors, Hospital Paycheck Trumps Solo Practice

Alan Bavley | The Kansas City Star | December 30, 2013

For newly trained physicians Kristin and Brian Gillenwater, mornings are a rush. [...]  The Gillenwaters don’t head to their own practices. An independent practice doesn’t hold the same attraction for them as it did for earlier generations of physicians. Independent practice means managing a business and working long, unpredictable hours for what’s become an increasingly less certain income. Read More »

Designing A Better Hospital Room

Staff Writer | Bolidt Booster | August 9, 2013

American architect Michael Graves has little patience for bad design. He also dislikes the ugly things he sees in hospitals. When he stayed at a rehabilitation center recovering from a rare, life-threatening infection, Graves eyed the magenta-and-green floral sheets on his bed... Read More »

Disruptive Innovators: Hospitals Increase Community Access To Healthier Food

Kelsey Brimmer | Healthcare Finance News | September 11, 2013

A number of hospitals across the country have set out to demonstrate that healthy diets improve patient health and reduce healthcare costs. Those efforts got a boost recently when the Union of Concerned Scientists released an analysis of the benefits of improving patient health through better access to fresher, healthier food. Read More »

Docs File Class Action Lawsuit Over Glitchy Medicaid IT

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | January 21, 2014

Among other issues identified by the audit, 12 of the 14 federal- and state-mandated capabilities had not been implemented by their target dates, including rehabilitation care pricing rules and the Medicaid pharmacy program. Read More »

Doctors & Other Professionals Billing Medicare At Higher Rates

Fred Schulte, Joe Eaton and David Donald | The Washington Post | September 15, 2012

Thousands of doctors and other medical professionals have billed Medicare for increasingly complicated and costly treatments over the past decade, adding $11 billion or more to their fees — and signaling a possible rise in medical billing abuse, according to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity. Read More »

Doctors Inc.: Medicine Goes Corporate As More Physicians Join Hospital Payrolls

Alan Bavley | The Kansas City Star | January 17, 2014

In unprecedented numbers, America’s doctors — those most entrepreneurial and fiercely independent of professionals — are trading in their autonomy for regular work hours and a hospital paycheck. Read More »

Dr. Ken Kizer On Consumers And Health IT

Press Release | eHealth Initiative | April 20, 2013

In this audio report we spoke with Ken Kizer, MD, Director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System, and of California Health eQuality, the state’s partner for health information exchange development... Read More »

Edmond Scientific’s Practice Director, Tony Mallia Presents At The OSEHRA Summit

Press Release | KLAS | December 17, 2012

Dissatisfaction with EMR performance and economic challenges cause community hospitals to question EMR selection Read More »

EHR Adoption Tripled Since 2010, Report Shows

Carol Ko | DOTmed.com | July 9, 2013

Ongoing debate around EHR's cost savings potential hasn't kept hospitals from adopting the technology at a rapid rate, according to a new report co-authored by Mathematica Policy Research and Harvard School of Public Health. Read More »

EHR backlash: What happens when your staff rebels?

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | June 19, 2013

There’s a problem brewing at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio.  The hospital is set to go live on its brand new Cerner EHR system this weekend, but the registered nurses are feeling undertrained, short staffed, and unprepared for the transition.  [...]  What should a provider do when the staff simply isn’t on board after months of preparing for EHR implementation? Read More »