MetroHealth Becomes Stage 7 Recognized Once Again

November 28, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Cleveland, Ohio-based MetroHealth System has been recognized by the Healthcare Information Management and System Society (HIMSS) as a Stage 7 Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) hospital.

One North Carolina Radiology Group’s Advancing Meaningful Use Journey

November 27, 2014     Mark Hagland
At Triad Radiology Associates in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, CIO Tom Smith is helping to lead a journey through the meaningful use process—with important lessons learned already for specialty medical group leaders

Drug Repurposing Validated with EHRs and Automated Informatics

November 26, 2014     John DeGaspari
A study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., assessed the feasibility of using electronic health records (EHRs) and automated informatics methods to validate a so-called drug repurposing signal. Specifically, the...

Advancing the Use of Data: Baylor Scott & White Plunges Into Population Health Management

November 24, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The leading patient care organizations are adjusting to the new healthcare, with numerous IT indicatives to aid them along the way. In Texas, one large health system has advanced its use of data, leading to more successful population health management.

Washington Debrief: OIG Identifies MU, Interoperability as Top Management Challenges

November 24, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report last week identifying “the meaningful and secure exchange and use of electronic health information” among the Top Management Challenges facing the department...

Docs with Health IT Less Likely to Accept New Patients

November 24, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The more health IT systems a doctor has in their office, the less likely they are to accept new patients, according to the findings of a new study.

Survey: Patients Using Online Reviews to Find Providers

November 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Significantly more patients are using online reviews to find a provider this year compared to last year, according to research from Austin, Tx.-based electronic health record (EHR) comparison site Software Advice.

Study: Cost-Savings Can Occur When EHRs Default to Generic Medication Options

November 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Physicians will prescribe fewer brand name drugs and can curb health spending when an electronic health record (EHR) defaults to show the generics first, according to a research study.

Another CommonWell Health Member to Offer Services for Free

November 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
CommonWell Health Alliance, an industry trade association comprised of large electronic health record (EHR) vendors and other health IT vendors, is pushing forth with efforts to expand its spectrum, while adding new members.

Truman Medical Centers Recognized for HIT Excellence

November 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers has won two awards from the health IT community for using information technology to improve care.

Colorado's Health Technology REC Program Reaches EHR Goals

November 19, 2014     John DeGaspari
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has announced today that the Colorado Regional Extension Center program completed its goal of helping 2,295 primary care providers and 33 rural and critical access hospitals adopt and meaningfully use...

Planning for Radiology CDS Technology

November 19, 2014     Cynthia E. Keen
While federal requirements for a radiology CDS are still a few years off, there is a strong case for laying the groundwork for implementation, and physician buy-in, ahead of the mandate.
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