NIH Awards Grant to Study Telemedicine for Trangender Women of Color

July 24, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $237,750 grant to George Washington University to study whether the use of telemedicine can help overcome barriers to care for transgender women of color, according to a report from Cybercast News Service.

GaHIN Connection to National eHealth Exchange Paves the Way for State-to-State Exchange of Health Information

July 24, 2014     John DeGaspari
news
Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to exchange patient health information, today announced its “go live” status with the eHealth...

Meaningful Use Flexibility Changes Not Enough, Says Provider Group

July 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) says that the Stage 2 meaningful use flexibility proposed by the government isn’t enough to prevent more providers from dropping out of the program.

Report: Hospitals Increase CPOE Use, but Problems Still Exist

July 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
The number of U.S. hospitals that are adopting computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems to reduce medication errors is increasing, according to a report from the Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group.

The Boston Globe Stumbles: Another Mainstream Newspaper Gets it Wrong

July 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
blog
More than a year after Mark Hagland took on The New York Times for its shoddy report on electronic health records and meaningful use, I have to do the same thing to a paper I love dearly.

Industry Expert: New-Model HIEs Must Add Value

July 23, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
article
Leading up to the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle, Dignity Health’s Ryan Stewart talks to HCI about his health system’s health information exchange journey and what needs to happen to get HIEs to truly thrive.

Telemedicine Effective in Delivering International Pediatric Care, Study Finds

July 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Telemedicine is effective in treating pediatric patients internationally, the results of a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) revealed.

El Camino Hospital’s Desktop Virtualization Revolution

July 22, 2014     Mark Hagland
blog
It was exciting to hear James Brummett, director of technical services at El Camino Hospital, present regarding the leading-edge IT development taking place at his two-hospital system, based in Mountain View, California, at the Health IT Summit in Denver, on...

Susan Turney is Leaving MGMA

July 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Susan Turney, the CEO of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), is leaving her position at the end of the summer to take on a role as CEO of the Marshfield Clinic Health System, in Marshfield, Wisc.

AHA Launches Social Platform to Connect Healthcare Professionals

July 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
The American Hospital Association has launched AHA SmartMarket, a social platform designed exclusively for the healthcare field.

Report: HIE Will Drive New Healthcare Payment Models

July 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Health information exchange (HIE) will be a driver of new healthcare payment models, according to a new research report from Frost & Sullivan.

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The Boston Globe Stumbles: Another Mainstream Newspaper Gets it Wrong

July 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
More than a year after Mark Hagland took on The New York Times for its shoddy report on electronic health records and meaningful use, I have to do the same thing to a paper I love dearly.

El Camino Hospital’s Desktop Virtualization Revolution

July 22, 2014     Mark Hagland
It was exciting to hear James Brummett, director of technical services at El Camino Hospital, present regarding the leading-edge IT development taking place at his two-hospital system, based in Mountain View, California, at the Health IT Summit in Denver, on Tuesday, July 22

Risk Analysis Is NOT A Graduation Exercise!

July 21, 2014     Mac McMillan
Recently, I was asked if I could explain why it is important to perform a risk assessment early and often and why it is not (as the title says above) a graduation exercise to be performed once you think you are going to pass it. First of all there is no “passing it”. You don’t...

Are Your Doctors Using the Password “123456”? Betcha Some Are

July 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
Even as healthcare IT leaders forge ahead to develop plans for exciting new initiatives like accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, health information exchanges, and more, kindergarten-level IT security issues, including login issues, remain—and need to...

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