Tag Archives: HIT

10 Recommendations for Patient Safety in Health IT

by Sabrina Rodak, Becker’s Hospital Review The Institute of Medicine, which cited a need for greater oversight of health IT by public and private sectors, has made 10 recommendations for patient safety in health IT. IOM’s report, “Patient Safety and Health … Continue reading

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HHS Allot $137 Million for Public Health Surveillance & Health IT

By Bernie Monegaine, HealthcareITNews.com WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $137 million to nearly every state to strengthen prevention efforts and to improve public health. Many of the awards include a health IT component, … Continue reading

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How Hospitals Address Patient Experience via Mobile Apps

By Carrie Vaughan, Health Leaders Media The number of people using mobile technology is on the rise. In 2008, the number of smartphone subscribers was 15 million. That number almost doubled in 2009, reaching 26 million, and is expected to … Continue reading

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HIMSS: Engage Nurses as Informatics Leaders

By Christine LaFave Grace   Modern Healthcare In the information technology-driven evolution of healthcare, nurses must be made key stakeholders, according to a new position statement (PDF) from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The statement calls for … Continue reading

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ONC Requests Comments- Certificate Interoperability Initiative Report

ONC Health IT, by Arien Malec   6/2/2011 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking comments on approaches that will enable providers and other health care entities to obtain and manage digital certificates that … Continue reading

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SMRTnet: Secure Medical Records Transfer Network

SMRTNET, which stands for Secure Medical Records Transfer Network, is a system designed to improve your participation in your own health care, improve your medical safety, save you time, and potentially decrease some of your medical expenses. All of these services … Continue reading

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Study: Patients are Satisfied with Full Access to Medical Records

Reuters Health  by Genevra Pittman While there has been a trend toward increasing patients’ access to their own medical information, some doctors fear that giving full records to patients will increase their anxiety, the authors note in the journal Cancer. … Continue reading

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