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How Are EHR Contracts Getting More Difficult?

Ron Sterling | Avoid EHR Disasters | December 19, 2011

EHR contracts contain an increasing array of complicating structures and dense terms that offer fewer and fewer commitments to your practice... 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 »

How's The Sausage Made? These Folks Really Want To Share The Knowledge

Deena Prichep | NPR | October 3, 2013

With the current bloom of artisanal small-batch producers across the country, you'd think that all you need to start up a new food business is a good idea and a lot of gumption. And for the most part, that's true. But when it comes to artisanal producers working with meat, you also need something else: a Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points plan. Or, if you will, a HACCP. Read More »

IBM’s Dr. Watson Is NOT A Meaningful User

Margalit Gur-Arie | HIT Consultant | February 19, 2013

IBM’s Dr. Watson of Jeopardy! fame has finally completed its residency and fellowships and, presumably to its creators’ utter delight, is now a practicing Oncologist. The prodigy “cognitive system” completed its training in less than a year at the illustrious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and although only proficient in lung cancer right now, Dr. Watson’s career as an advisor to oncologists everywhere is off to a great start... Read More »

iEHR Aims To Be Agile And Open

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | October 22, 2012

Agile techniques have gained importance as the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments try to quickly launch the integrated electronic health record, or iEHR. With more than 100 scrum teams working at once, it's a lot to coordinate, said Barclay Butler, director of the DoD-VA interagency program office. Read More »

IHE Standards Come Of Age In The Age Of Interoperability

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | November 20, 2012

At the Radiological Society of North America’s annual conference this year, a real-world use case of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) medical image and personal health record standards is slated for demonstration. Read More »

Interoperability Issues Keep Clinicians From Sharing Health Info Electronically

Julie Bird | FierceHealthIT | October 3, 2012

Clinicians want to share health care information electronically, but are stymied by electronic health records that can't communicate with one another, a lack of information-exchange infrastructure, and the expense of setting up electronic interfaces and information exchanges, a new survey finds. Read More »

Interoperability? Not Without Standards

Chuck Parker | Gibson Consultants | June 1, 2013

We constantly hear that healthcare needs interoperability like the ATM or cell phone networks, but what does that really mean? Interoperability is becoming more important as we begin to implement systems in all of healthcare. The goal of the HITECH and ACA legislation was to increase the use of HIT throughout the modes of care. Once implemented, especially at scale, these systems need to easily talk or communicate with each other. Read More »

Investing in people keeps the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on mission.

Tony Bingham and Pat Galagan | ASTD | November 8, 2012

As deputy secretary of VA since 2009, W. Scott Gould has shown himself to be a true champion of human capital. He has fought for and won training budgets that support more than 60 learning and development initiatives to help VA employees deliver on their mission of service—and show measurable results. We talked with Gould at VA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Read More »

ITU Signs Off Network Spec For Personal Medical Devices

Simon Sharwood | The Register | December 22, 2013

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has signed off a new standard for communication between personal medical devices. Read More »

Lack Of Standardization, Evidence Hinders Wireless Patient Monitoring

Greg Slabodkin | FierceMobileHealthcare | February 18, 2013

Although venture capitalists recognize the potential for long-term returns from bringing "disruptive" wireless patient monitoring (WPM) technologies to market, the lack of standards in interoperability may delay the scaling up of these technologies, says a new report from research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read More »

Large-Scale Open Access For Research And Outreach

Paul Ginsparg | Whitehouse.gov | June 20, 2013

Paul Ginsparg is being honored as a Champion of Change for the vision he has demonstrated and for his commitment to open science. Read More »

Launch Of Connect 4.0 – An HIE Advancement Driven By Federal Collaboration

Lauren Thompson | Health IT Buzz | February 11, 2013

I am excited to announce that today, February 11, 2012, we are releasing CONNECT version 4.0, which supports the current federal IT standards and Meaningful Use Stage 2 core objectives related to the secure electronic exchange of information. Read More »

Lawyers Weigh In On FDA App Guidance

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | June 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration’s recent letter to Biosense Technologies regarding an app that can conduct urine analysis has caused healthcare attorneys to sit up and take notice. Read More »

Making Progress Towards Open Access For CGIAR

Staff Writer | CGIAR | April 23, 2013

It has long been acknowledged that there is a veritable treasure trove of agricultural research data, information and knowledge within CGIAR that, if more widely available, could increase the pace of positive impact on the agricultural sector. Recognizing this, CGIAR is actively working towards policies, practices and standards to make that a reality. Read More »