Tag Archives: Health

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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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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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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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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ACO’s Creates New Opportunities for Nurses

By Cathryn Domrose, Nurse.com Released last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services‘ new guidelines for accountable care organizations were a victory for many healthcare professionals dismayed by the original version released in April. Nursing organizations were concerned the … Continue reading

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Improving the Physician–Nurse Dynamic

By Jennifer Larson, contributor August 26, 2011 – Can doctors and nurses learn to get along well enough to collaborate? Can they truly be partners in providing excellent patient care? Many health care experts now say “Yes.” But that hasn’t always … Continue reading

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The Health IT Standards Committee Endorses EHR Vocabulary

By Mary Mosquera, Government Health IT The Health IT Standards Committee has endorsed a single set of vocabulary standards and a single guide for putting them in place for each area of quality reporting measures, an accomplishment that some individuals … Continue reading

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