Browsing articles in "Electronic Health Records"
Oct
26
2011

Strategies to implement healthcare data analytic.

blog directory 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. Steve Nitenson, RN, BSN, MS, MBA, PhD, adjunct professor at Golden Gate [...]

Oct
25
2011

EHR Adoption and Road to Meaningful Use

BlogCatalog It may be hard to believe, but the first year of the federal Meaningful Use program to encourage the adoption of electronic health records is winding down. Healthcare practitioners who hadn’t started compliance by Oct. 3 and hospitals that waited until after July 1 have already missed out on the first year of payments. Fear not, though. Providers can start as late as 2014 for Medicare and 2016 for Medicaid and still earn a [...]

Oct
22
2011

Meaningful Use Incentive Program With Its Plan For ACOs

The new proposed regulations on accountable care organizations, released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services, show the government planning to link the HITECH meaningful use incentive program with its plans for ACOs. In a March 31 article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Donald Berwick, MD, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the creation of ACOs is one of the first delivery-reform initiatives that will be [...]

Oct
10
2011

Taking EHR system to the next level

Whether it’s a game or in life, we all try to get to the next level. Getting to the next level is the ultimate goal.  But how we get there is a forgotten step – and the most important of all. Recently, while working on a project, I came across this beautiful picture of a lobby. As you can see, there appear to be three ways can get to the next level. Which one would [...]

Oct
3
2011

The way health information management and electronic health records are described in textbooks does not exactly play out in real world scenarios

By Nathan Gibbon community.advanceweb.com(Source) I attended an excellent Health Information Management program at the University of Pittsburgh.  I was taught well, and I enjoyed my time there.  In my classes we learned about the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and how they have and will revolutionize the healthcare industry.  I learned how the electronic systems will provide ongoing documentation of patient information that doctors will be able to access from all [...]

Sep
27
2011

Why are medical records so vulnerable

EHR Security

Many would say that controlling costs is the toughest challenge facing the U.S. health-care industry. But safeguarding patient information in a digital world isn’t proving to be much easier. Consider this: In the two years since the Department of Health and Human Services mandated public disclosure of any exposure of data involving 500 or more patients, breaches affecting more than 10 million individuals have been reported. And most people think that’s just the tip of [...]

Sep
20
2011

mHealth and Health IT two industries travelling on similar paths

The healthcare IT (EHR and interoperability modules) and mobile health (or mHealth) industries are traveling on similar paths.  They are both technologies in evolution that are sorely needed.  EHRs have been mandated by health reform legislation.  MHealth is still seen as an interesting curiosity by most.  Therein lies the difference.  Both will ultimately be here for the duration and dare I say, change healthcare the way it is delivered for a very long time. EHRs [...]

Sep
20
2011

Dell will use the latest cloud technology platform to host NextGen applications

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems Inc., a provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity, is partnering with Dell to cloud-based solutions to a wide range of healthcare providers and medical practices, community hospitals and physicians. Dell will market, sell and support a range of NextGen solutions via its’ electronic health records (EHR) SaaS portal.  Dell already provides EHR applications to more than 35,000 physicians, according to Jamie Coffin, vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare [...]

Sep
12
2011

Mobile access to electronic health record

Mobile EHR(www.drmubbashir.com)

Partners HealthCare Systems is providing clinicians throughout its integrated delivery network with mobile access to its electronic health record – a rollout the system achieved in 90 days.   Boston-based Partners HealthCare is an integrated delivery network (IDN) that includes major teaching and community hospitals with more than 5,000 practicing physicians attending to four million outpatient visits and 160,000 admissions annually. The Partners SOA team coordinated pilot project planning and development. Re-use of existing data, [...]

Sep
8
2011

Secure Access to EHR and HIEs on Mobile Devices

Verizon has announced enhancements to its Universal Identity Services-Healthcare platform to allow for easy but secure access to electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchanges (HIEs) on mobile devices. Launched in November 2010, UIS is a managed service from Verizon’s Terremark IT services subsidiary. UIS is a software as a service (SaaS) utility that allows health care professionals to access documents using medical identity credentials. “What the managed service does at the highest level [...]

Aug
23
2011

Digitalization of Physicians offices and Hospitals

Digitalization of Healthcare

Medical facilities are joining the digital revolution. Thanks to a technology-based requirement of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, physicians’ offices and hospitals will use electronic health records. The Health Information Technology Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was enacted as part of 2009’s recovery act and encourages health care facilities to adopt an electronic health record system to improve efficiency and patient privacy. Patient information will be logged directly into computers, rather than kept [...]

Aug
22
2011

Security Risks of Online Health Records

EHR

Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see. There were insurance forms, Social Security numbers and doctors’ notes. Among the files were summaries that spelled out, in painstaking detail, a trucker’s crushed fingers, a maintenance worker’s broken ribs and one man’s bout with sexual dysfunction. At a time of mounting computer hacking threats, the incident offers an alarming glimpse at privacy risks as [...]

Aug
19
2011

Market Research Report on Medical IT

Medical IT

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Medical IT Market Trends & Directions – 2010-2016  Introduction Healthcare is huge in the United States; it is a huge debate and a huge expense as Americans get older and live longer. Approximately 30 million Americans are forecast to join the U.S. healthcare system once there is expanded access to insurance coverage starting in 2014, under the Affordable Care Act. That’s fundamentally [...]

Aug
18
2011

EHRs the goal of meaningful use and therefore the goal of health IT

Health Information Technology

There are several definitions of electronic health records, but no matter how EHRs are defined, they are only the beginning of a bigger plan of healthcare, said Adam Greene, JD, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine. Mr. Greene spoke at AHIMA’s 2011 Legal EHR Summit in Chicago on Aug. 15, emphasizing that there are a lot of federal agencies involved in health information technology with different goals, but all have the same overarching theme of improving [...]

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