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27,000 providers expected for CMS electronic documentation pilot by year’s end

Marla Durben Hirsch | Fierce EMR | August 31, 2011

Providers who opt to send their medical documentation electronically to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services contractors will need to do some shopping. Read More »

4 Best Health IT Innovations Within the Past Year

Michelle McNickle | Healthcare IT News | October 24, 2011

New health IT was anywhere and everywhere in 2011, promising ways to streamline data and increase patient care. Now, with even more technology on the cusp of the mainstream market, it’s only natural to wonder what’s the best. Read More »

5 Points of View from an EHR End User

Michelle McNickle | Healthcare IT News | November 29, 2011

Discussions surrounding EHRs and their adoption (or lack thereof) have grown into heated debates concerning their usability and effectiveness. And the most vocal folks, whose opinions could very well change the way EMRs work, are none other than the end users themselves: the clinicians. Read More »

Axial Wins ONC Challenge with 'Elegant' Care Coordination App

Sara Jackson | Fierce Mobile Healthcare | January 2, 2012

A product pegged as an up-and-comer last September just popped back up on the radar, winning the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' "Ensuring Safe Transitions from Hospital to Home" mobile app challenge a few weeks ago. Axial Exchange's Care Transition Suite took first prize in the challenge.  Read More »

EMR Implementation: Efficiency vs. Incentives

Paul Winandy | Government Health IT | September 26, 2011

Government incentives have made EMR implementation a hot topic for many medical practitioners. Everyone loves getting money back from the government, but don’t let the incentive money push you into a decision you will regret. For any practice still using paper, the sales pitch is enticing. Integrate your operations! Go paperless! Improve profitability! Read More »

EMR users given preference in CMS payment bundling program

Marla Durben Hirsch | Fierce EMR | August 31, 2011

The new voluntary bundling demonstration project revealed last week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Innovation Center seeks to incentivize hospitals, physicians and others who collaborate on patient care. Read More »

For Hospitals, There's No App For That

Jenny Gold | Kaiser Health News | December 26, 2011

Hospitals are usually eager to embrace the latest medical technology, but the road to deploying tablet computers has been bumpy. iPads have been available since April 2010, but less than one percent of hospitals have fully functional tablet systems, according to Jonathan Mack, director of clinical research and development at the West Wireless Health Institute, a San Diego-based nonprofit f Read More »

Hospital EMR Crashes and Burns Because Community Docs Hate It

Katherine Rourke | Hospital EMR and EHR | January 4, 2012

While we may argue over the stats — is it 30 percent, 40 percent, even 50 percent? — everyone knows that the failure rates for hospital EMR installations are frighteningly high. So it never hurts to look at specific cases and see if we can avoid that particular train wreck. Read More »

How Restyling The Mundane Medical Record Could Improve Health Care

Joseph Flaherty | Wired | January 18, 2013

The results of a contest sponsored by the White House shows how powerful a dose of design can be in treating what ails our medical system. Read More »

My Updated 2013 List of 'Open Source' Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems

I've been following and reporting on 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) and/or electronic medical record (EMR) systems over the past decade. In the late 1990's and early years of the 21st century, there were several hundred open source EHR/EMR projects that were initiated and posted on sites like SourceForge, GitHub, GForge, Freshmeat, etc. Read More »

Report: Strong EHR Market Growth Through 2016

Joseph Goedert | Health Data Management | November 10, 2011

While some industry research firms have forecast a slowdown in the electronic health records market after 2013, Millennium Research Group predicts strong revenue growth for the next half-decade. Read More »

So I Have an EMR System. Now What?

Colin Barry | Health News Digest | October 20, 2011

Technology has profoundly transformed the practice of medicine with new diagnostic tools and treatment options that would have been unimaginable just a few decades ago. Read More »

The 5 Traits of a Usable EMR

Michelle McNickle | Government Health IT | September 6, 2011

There are several factors inhibiting EMR adoption, but the concept of usability is often at the root, and rightfully so. Although effective training and implementation methods affect user adoption rates as well, poor usability has a strong impact on productivity, error rate, and user satisfaction. Read More »

The Top 5 Roadblocks HIEs Face

GHIT Staff | Government Health IT | September 28, 2011

Just as young businesses of most any sort must circumvent myriad challenges to succeed, health providers are encountering multiple roadblocks in the implementation of HIEs. At the core of those: financial sustainability. The root of many, perhaps, money is neither the only problem, nor the most trying. Read More »