Monthly Archives: March 2011

Important Meaningful Use Dates for 2011

Joseph Goedert, HealthData Management   3/24/11 From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services comes a list of important dates in the electronic health records meaningful use program during the rest of 2011: April 2011: Attestation for Medicare MU begins. … Continue reading

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Open Public Comment Period for Health IT Strategic Plan

3/25/11 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced an open public comment period on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2011-2015 (“the Plan”). The Plan reflects ONC’s strategy, developed in collaboration with … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthcare Employment and Compensation Trends

By Rachel Fields, 3/24/11   Becker’s Hospital Review  Business & Legal Issues Here are 10 trends affecting employment and compensation in healthcare, according to various surveys, studies and news reports. Nursing enrollment is rising. Female physicians earn less. More medical … Continue reading

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IT Systems Assist with Nurse Staffing and Work-Flow Patterns

By Cathryn Domrose, 3/21/11 For nurse managers, staffing a hospital unit has involved a lot of guesswork. But healthcare consulting companies now offer hospitals tools that use information technology and mathematical formulas to analyze complex data drawn from … Continue reading

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Telemedicine Improves Stroke Diagnosis in Rural Hospitals

3/26/11 A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic and the University of California, San Diego shows the benefit of telemedicine in stroke diagnosis. Six rural hospitals were connected to specialists at the two primary stroke centers using a video … Continue reading

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Most Rural Hospitals Lag in Adoption of EHR

By Bruce & Joan Buckley, 2/2011, Last year, Kanabec Hospital in Mora, MN became the first critical access hospital to be recognized by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics for attaining stage 6 out of a possible … Continue reading

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HHS Strategy Call for Increase in Electronic Health Records (EHR)

By Mary Mosquera, 3/21/11  Gov’t HealthIT The Health & Human Services Department has released the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care to promote quality health care focused on the needs of patients. At the same time, it wants … Continue reading

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