Tag Archives: IT

Medicare Will Expand Coverage for Telehealth

By Ken Terry,  Information Week – Healthcare The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changing how it defines telehealth services that may be eligible for Medicare coverage. But it’s unclear how far the agency will go in expanding such … Continue reading

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Five Ways Hospitals Can Boost Patient Engagement Online

Molly Merrill, Healthcare IT News NASHUA, NH – “Hospitals are missing their opportunity” to boost patient engagement online, says one expert, who notes that a successful Web project requires a hybrid of marketing expertise and technology. Richard Brown is a … Continue reading

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Preparing Health IT Leaders for the Future

HealthIT Buzz, Latest Health IT Technology from ONC   by Alicia Morton, 5/12/2011 The modernization of health care through information technology calls for a much larger workforce than the one we currently have that will be required to help providers … Continue reading

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Overview of Health IT Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015

The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2011-2015 (“the Plan”) reflects ONC’s strategy for coordinating with the public and private sector to realize Congress and the Administration’s health IT agenda: improving the quality, efficiency, safety and patient-centeredness of health care. The … Continue reading

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IT Systems Assist with Nurse Staffing and Work-Flow Patterns

By Cathryn Domrose, 3/21/11   Nurse.com 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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Most Rural Hospitals Lag in Adoption of EHR

By Bruce & Joan Buckley, 2/2011, gastroendonews.com 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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Improving Patient Safety Through Health IT

NurseZone.com  Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor 3/18/11 Patient safety is always a priority for health care professionals, and one that is universally recognized every March during National Patient Safety Awareness Week, held this year from March 6-12. While ultimately patient care … Continue reading

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