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2013 Most Wired

Matthew Weinstock | Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) | July 1, 2013

H&HN's 15th annual survey shows U.S. hospitals have made big strides in laying the foundation for robust clinical information systems. The next step: harnessing IT for the real work of improving care delivery. Read More »

6 Ways Physicians can Free Patient Records

A certain doctor's practice had been using EHR software for many years; they had been paying a pretty penny too.  For their own reasons they wanted to change their software. They were going to brave the uncertain and scary world of transitioning their current EHR to another one. A round of applause for that decision alone, for many practices tolerate their EHR system only because they have paid a lot of money for it and have spent a lot of time training on it. They just don’t want to go through the pain all over again. This works out in favor of most EHR system vendors, doesn't it? Make the process so painful and costly that the physicians would not want to go through it again, thereby locking the caregivers into an eternal commitment.

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81% Of Healthcare Organizations Have Been Compromised By Cyber-Attacks In Past 2 Years: KPMG Survey

Press Release | KPMG | August 26, 2015

Eighty-one percent of health care executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet, or other cyber-attack during the past two years, and only half feel that they are adequately prepared in preventing attacks, according to the 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey. 

Better IT, More Efficiencies Needed At Joint VA/DOD Health Centers, GAO Finds

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 1, 2012

There are several barriers to healthcare collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, especially in the area of health IT, a Government Accountability Office report has found (PDF). Read More »

Computerworld Honors 2013: Critical Health Data Sent To Rural Ghana Via Mobile

Mary K. Pratt | Computerworld | June 3, 2013

This mobile health platform, the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for health, aims to improve the availability and quality of healthcare services in rural Ghana and demonstrate best practices. Read More »

Doc Helps Lead Blue Button 'Revolution'

Joseph Conn | ModernHealthcare.com | July 1, 2013

Watch out for a French person talking about revolution. “The patient is the revolutionary in healthcare these days,” said Dr. Bettina Experton, a French-born oncologist turned U.S. citizen and health IT entrepreneur. “That is why I think Blue Button is revolutionary.” Read More »

Doctors Love The iPhone And iPad Even Though Many Electronic Records Systems Don’t

Ryan Faas | Cult of Mac | August 20, 2012

The iPhone is the most popular device among medical professionals, followed by the iPad and then Android smartphones. That’s one of the key findings in a new study that examines the relationship between electronic health records (EHR) systems, mobile technology, and how doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers use both mobile devices and EHR systems. Read More »

Ending Poverty: There's an Open Source App for That!

Rural Africa presents changemakers with intractable challenges across sectors, but one American investor, Grameen Foundation, believes it all comes down to access to information. Grameen Foundation has invested millions to develop mobile-phone applications that leapfrog over a lack of electricity, education, and income. Building on their legacy of leading-edge ideas, Grameen Foundation has evolved from funding microfinance to designing disruptive solutions to the kind of poverty that's most challenging to reach, in remote rural areas, and to the poorest of the poor. Since more people have access to cell phones than toilets in Africa, Grameen Foundation brings increased agricultural productivity, access to prenatal and infant healthcare, and a portfolio of financial services, to the poor--right into the palm of their hands.

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From Fitbit To The Newsfeed: Curating Patient Records In The Internet Era

Jonathan Bush | LinkedIn | October 29, 2014

...Everyone seems to think that the end game for humanity is a single database that has all care documented in it. Picture that historic perforated printer paper – only digital...

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FrontlineSMS Case Study Featured In New Rockefeller Foundation Report: Learning From Experimentation

Laura Walker Hudson | FrontlineSMS | November 1, 2012

The Rockefeller Foundation recently launched a new website, Capacity to Innovate.org, which examines lessons from a number of organizations including Ushahidi and Internews, and encapsulates them in three short reports which are well worth a read. FrontlineSMS is featured in the ‘Learning From Experimentation’ report, available from the website. Read More »

Google Joins VistA Team Proposing Open Source EHR for the Department of Defense

Google has thrown its hat into the EHR ring by joining the team led by PwC which is proposing that the Department of Defense (DoD) upgrade their current EHR to Defense Operational Readiness Health System (DORHS), a customized application built for the DoD and based on VistA, the open source EHR developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...Google’s participation has enormous implications for both the DoD’s EHR and to the healthcare industry as a whole. By choosing the open source EHR team, Google...has sent a clear message to the world that VistA is the best option for the DoD.

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Growth Of SMART Health Care Apps May Be Slow, But Inevitable

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Radar | September 13, 2012

This week has been teaming with health care conferences, particularly in Boston, and was declared by President Obama to be National Health IT Week as well. I chose to spend my time at the second ITdotHealth conference, where I enjoyed many intense conversations with some of the leaders in the health care field [...]. Read More »

HIEs Craft Strategies For Non-Targeted Query

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 26, 2013

In the process of creating health information exchange recommendations, the Health IT Policy Committee’s Privacy & Security Tiger Team is considering practices that have been developed for a critical care coordination practice: non-targeted query. Read More »

How Do You Change HIE Software Platforms? Very Carefully!

David Raths | Healthcare Informatics | July 8, 2013

HealtheConnections RHIO execs detail lessons learned about changing horses in midstream Read More »

Indian Healthcare Industry Prescribing A Dose Of Technology

Ayushman Baruah | InformationWeek | October 22, 2012

Max Healthcare which has been at the forefront of delivering healthcare services in Delhi-NCR has moved to an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system from their existing Hospital Information System (HIS). The group implemented an open source EHR system, WorldVistA, with the goals of minimizing the need for paper records, allowing order entry by the doctors in the system itself, and enabling easy access to patient records. The system was hosted on a private cloud and was interfaced with laboratory, radiology and pharmacy to allow real-time access to any patient record.

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