Tag Archives: Electronic health record

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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Six Golden Rules of EMR Implementation

Michelle McNickle, Healthcare IT News A few months ago, we chronicled the 7 most deadly sins of EMR implementation. From ignoring nurses to declining help, these offenses can be hard to make right. But, in an effort to help big and … Continue reading

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CMS EHR/EMR Meaningful Use Overview

From the US Department of Health & Human Resource, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide a financial incentive for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology to achieve health and efficiency goals. … Continue reading

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