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Are We There Yet? Using Genomic Information in EHR for Patient Care

July 4, 2013  |  M. Wayne Craige
It’s Monday July 8 and you woke up feeling sick, and you know you better see your doctor. In the office, your doctor looks you over, listens to your symptoms, but before he prescribes a drug, the doctor said, “Lets get a sample of your blood so that I can take a...

Texas Health Resources to Roll Out HIE; Kansas Providers Connect

August 14, 2012  | 
Texas Health Resources, the Arlington, Texas-based large health system, is set to roll out a health information exchange from Salt Lake City-based Medicity. The HIE will exchange data throughout Texas Health’s 25 inpatient, transitional, rehabilitation and short-...

NQF Endorses AMA Patient-Centered Care Measures

August 13, 2012  | 
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 12 quality measures, promoting effective patient-centered care and effective communication in relation to the disparities and cultural competency of meeting the needs of a diverse patient population. Seven of the...

SAIC Finalizes maxIT Healthcare Deal

August 13, 2012  | 
McLean, Va.-based Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), has completed its acquisition of maxIT Healthcare Holdings, Inc., a healthcare IT (Information Technology) consulting firm based in Westfield, Ind. SAIC says maxIT’s 1,300 employees will...

What We Always Knew: In EHR Implementation, It's About the Leadership and Vision

August 2, 2012  |  Mark Hagland
A new Commonwealth Fund study underscores what industry-leading pioneers have always known: that the success of any EHR implementation hinges very strongly on the leadership shown by senior organizationa leadersl. What revelations in this study suggest what time-...

What Can We Learn From Denmark?

July 24, 2012  |  David Raths
Ninety-eight percent of Denmark's general practitioners and all pharmacies and hospitals use a national health data network, as do 74 percent of specialists, according to a recent Accenture study. A national e-health portal acts as a single access point to...
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