Monthly Archives: November 2011

ONC: Health IT Fact Sheet

From the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology What Is Health IT? The term “health information technology” (health IT) refers to the electronic systems health care professionals – and increasingly, patients – use to store, share, and analyze health information. … Continue reading

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Survey: Community Hospitals Push Ahead with IT Despite Tight Budgets

By Mike Millard, Healthcare IT News DALLAS – A new survey from Anthelio finds that a majority of community hospitals report having low operating margins due to rising healthcare costs and lower Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement. Nonetheless, most hospitals surveyed are still working … Continue reading

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Community Hospitals Adopting IT Faster Than Ever

By Bernie Monegain, Healthcare IT News OREM, UT – The community hospital that still relies exclusively on a paper medical record is rapidly moving toward extinction, according to a new report from research firm, as meaningful use drives a jump … Continue reading

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ONC Summit: Consumers Want Providers to Speed EHR Deployment

By Diana Manos, Healthcare IT News WASHINGTON – Electronic health records will become the norm, sooner than later, experts said at a summit hosted Friday by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). The bottom line, said … Continue reading

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IT Industry Study: 50% of Physicians Use Medical Apps

Chris Gullo, Mobi Health News More than 50 percent of physicians use a smartphone for work purposes, according to a new study by IT industry association CompTIA. CompTIA’s “Third Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities” study consisted of online surveys … Continue reading

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Survey Examines Roles of Chief Nursing Officers in IT Decisions

Nurse.com Identifying the changing roles and responsibilities of chief nursing officers and chief medical informatics officers, HIMSS Analytics announced the results of a research report that examined topics such as the roles of CNOs and CMIOs within a healthcare organization … Continue reading

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Data Shows Uninsured Patients Have Shorter Hospital Stays

By Amy Norton, Reuters Health NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — Uninsured Americans tend to be discharged from the hospital somewhat sooner than those with health coverage, regardless of the medical condition itself, a new study finds. Researchers are not sure … Continue reading

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