Keeping Up With the Mobile Revolution: UHealth Miami Goes Wireless

August 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The University of Miami and its health system, UHealth-University of Miami Health System, has begun an organization-wide wireless network upgrade to keep up with the influx of mobile devices. Already, medical professionals are noticing the improvements.

Billings Clinic’s CEO: “We’re Astronauts on a Mission” around Clinical Transformation in Healthcare

August 19, 2014     Mark Hagland
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In a keynote address on Aug. 19, Nicholas Wolter, M.D., CEO of the Billings Clinic, told his audience at the Health IT Summit in Seattle that culture, vision, and mission are at the core of clinical and organizational transformation and successful IT...

GUEST BLOG: How to Keep Your Old Computers HIPAA Compliant and Out of Landfills

August 19, 2014     James Deck, CEO of MTS Healthcare
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In this age of technology, the number of discarded electronics or “e-waste” we generate is growing at an alarming rate -- and hospitals and medical offices are no exception. Why are we spending so much money on new computers and throwing perfectly good...

Meaningful Use Lowers Rate of Adverse Drug Events, Study Finds

August 19, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A new study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that implementing meaningful use medication management measures leads to lower adverse drug events in hospitals.

Plan the Work, then Work the Process

August 19, 2014     Fran Turisco, Director, Aspen Advisors
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Today, an IT plan without the rigor of the associated processes to implement the recommendations leaves organizations holding the thick book of projects and a high-level roadmap, asking, “Now what do we do?” While an approach without established processes...

HIE Utilized to Help Smokers in Texas Kick the Habit

August 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A health information exchange (HIE) from the Alpharetta, Ga.-based Holon Solutions has made it easier for physicians to refer their patients who want to kick the habit to the Texas Tobacco Quitline, the vendor has announced.

Kansas HIE Makes Progress on PHR, Behavioral Data

August 19, 2014     David Raths
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Now that it has real-time clinical information on over one million patients, the Kansas Health Information Network is developing alerts and reporting templates for providers. KHIN also has started including behavioral healthcare data, resulting in a more...

Are EMRs Physician Friendly?

August 18, 2014     Joe Marion
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A recent conversation with an early EMR adopter healthcare provider resulted in an interesting dialog about the value of an EMR to the clinician, and the question of whether EMRs are really physician friendly.

Another Survey Points to Slow Adoption Rates With Patient Portals

August 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Only one-third of patients currently have access to a patient portal, while two-thirds either do not have access or are unsure, according to a new survey from the Austin, Tx.-based EHR reviewer Software Advice.

CMS Incentivizing Chronic Care Coordination

August 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be incentivizing doctors to coordinate care for Medicare patients that suffer from multiple chronic illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease, according to a report from The New York Times.

Washington Debrief: Stakeholders Call for Patient Data Matching, Data Fluidity Action

August 18, 2014     Jeff Smith, Senior Director of Federal Affairs
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CHIME was one of many healthcare associations to respond to the Senate Finance Committee’s stakeholder letter dated July 12, 2014, concerning digital health data availability and use. The letter signed by Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R...

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Are EMRs Physician Friendly?

August 18, 2014     Joe Marion
A recent conversation with an early EMR adopter healthcare provider resulted in an interesting dialog about the value of an EMR to the clinician, and the question of whether EMRs are really physician friendly.

When It Comes to the New Healthcare, Middle Tennessee Is Not Middle Earth

August 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
The innovations taking place at Mission Point Health Partners reflect a broadening of pioneering ACO efforts all across the U.S.

Can Physicians Lead Patients to Water and Get Them to Drink It?

August 15, 2014     Gabriel Perna
It’s no secret that getting patients to view, download, and transmit their data requirement for Stage 2 of meaningful use is tripping up hospitals and office-based physicians alike. A recently released survey gave insight as to why that might be.

Building a New Hospital’s IT Infrastructure From Scratch

August 13, 2014     David Raths
Wouldn’t it be nice to design a hospital technology infrastructure without worrying about any legacy systems or processes still tied to paper and fax machines? That’s the opportunity Sajid Ahmed has had as chief information and innovation officer of the Martin Luther King Jr....

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