Browsing articles tagged with " Electronic Health Record"
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 [...]

Jul
2
2011

Reaserch Observe 5 Challenges for Healthcare Practices

5 Challenges for Medical Practices

Qualifying for meaningful use incentives and choosing the right electronic health record system are among the top 5 challenges medical practice managers are facing today, according to new research from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), which represents 21,500 members. The MGMA 2011 Medical Practice Today: What Members Have to Say revealed the top challenges of running a group practice: Preparing for reimbursement models that place a greater share of financial risk on the practice [...]

Jun
25
2011

Three areas of focus that can make the vast world of EHR data easier to grasp for hospitals and healthcare providers.

As hospitals and physician practices continue to progress to electronic health record systems, challenges have been created by the sheer volume and quality of raw data that goes into EHRs. Advanced software and interoperability are helping to balance different aspects of electronic data, such as claims, coverage, delivery, patient history and treatments, but the large-scale availability of the information is still being analyzed. With all of those different aspects of electronic healthcare, a hospital or [...]

May
6
2011

Widespread adoption of health information technology could save the U.S. healthcare system $81 billion annually,Study

A Kaiser Permanente study into the use of health information technology concludes that electronic health records could lower carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 1.7 million tons if used across the whole U.S. population. Health care-related activities contribute as much as 8 percent of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but the study suggests this can be curtailed with greater adoption of technology within the healthcare system. The study also went in depth on [...]

May
5
2011

Growing Need of Healthcare Information Technology,and Electronic health record study courses

A move to electronic heath records has spurred Rasmussen College and other educational institutions to develop programs that train students for careers working with those systems. Digitization of medial records has been part of larger health care reform initiatives at both the state and national level. A federal bill mandates digitization of all medical records by 2014. The bill, including $838 billion in stimulus funding, was part of the impetus for Rasmussen College to offer [...]

Apr
30
2011

Goal for all people in the U.S to have an electronic health record by 2014:

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In an effort to reduce the use of paper-based health records, Arizona State University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is collaborating with the Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC) in a project to aid the adoption of electronic health records. The $1.5 million grant to ASU is a sub-award of a $10.8 million grant to AzHeC by the Office of the National Coordinator with money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It will run [...]

Apr
30
2011

HIT will play a large role in a number of processes or concepts of an Accountable Care Organization

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www.beckershospitalreview.com When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the proposed rule for accountable care organizations at the end of March, health information technology was recognized and emphasized as a central component. Technological aspects of the proposed rule are closely aligned to the Electronic Health Records Implementation Program and HITECH. HIT will play a large role in a number of processes or concepts of an ACO. Requirements on meaningful users of EHR By the [...]

Apr
29
2011

Through Amalga, the MetroChicago HIE can organize healthcare information electronically across organizations

By Nicole Lewis InformationWeek The MetroChicago Health Information Exchange (HIE), which will help clinicians share the digitized medical records of more than 9.4 million patients, is being constructed by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) with the help of Microsoft, CSC, and HealthUnity. Details of MCHC’s plans, which were announced Monday, reveal that the MetroChicago HIE will use Microsoft’s Amalga, an enterprise health intelligence platform, to aggregate and present a unified view of patient medical [...]

Apr
27
2011

Using Health Information Technology

Michael Bihari, MD, former About.com Guide About.com Using health information technology to manage your personal health information is an important part of our changing health care system. You and your doctor can better manage your health care by improving how you communicate with each other and how you maintain your health information. Using computers and other electronic devices makes it easy for you, your doctor, and other health care providers (such as hospitals, labs, and [...]

Apr
25
2011

The Patient-Centered EHR

By MARGALIT GUR-ARIE The term patient-centered has become a serious contender for the most flippantly used term in health care publications and conversations. Of course meaningful use is still #1 on the popularity charts, with ACO quickly moving up, but even meaningful use and ACO are almost always accompanied by patient-centered as a way to add legitimacy and desirability to the constructs. Even Paul Ryan’s new recipe for fiscal Nirvana is touting patient-centered health care [...]

Apr
25
2011

What Can You Do With a Healthcare Information Technology Degree

Throughout history, healthcare records were recorded on paper if they were kept at all. With the twenty-first century patient bouncing from general practitioner to multiple specialists and back, these paper records have become inefficient and cumbersome. Thus, the digitizing of healthcare is a growing trend. This increased use of electronic health records means that the health information technology job market is promising. Students looking to pursue a Chicago health information technology program have many options. [...]