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Article Archive for April 2013

Painkiller Abuse Rising But Fighting Back With Drug Monitoring Device

April 30, 2013 – 12:06 am |

“Technology Offers Help Treating Painkiller Abuse” from News OK written by Sonya Colberg touches on the big problem of painkiller abuse and addiction, and discloses that attempts are being made with new meds and technology to …

GOP Senators Issue Whitepaper Critical of HITECH Act

April 30, 2013 – 12:04 am |

Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) have issued a whitepaper entitled “REBOOT: Re-examining the Strategies Needed to Successfully Adopt Health IT” …

Accenture Survey Shows Majority of UK Docs Support EHRs

April 29, 2013 – 12:04 am |

A survey by the technology company Accenture showed that two-thirds of British doctors believe that adoption of electronic health records has been beneficial to patients.    The study reveals some contradictory statistics, however; while 86% of …

Potential Enormous Paybacks with EHR Medical Device Integration

April 26, 2013 – 12:06 am |

“Medical Device Integration With Electronic Health Records Is Not Plug and Play” from Healthcare Facilities Today written by Scott DiDonato, is a narrative about the technical issues that will be encountered when implementing medical devices …

Mobile Health Makes Medical Care More Convenient and Cooperative

April 26, 2013 – 12:02 am |

The revolution of the health care industry is upon us and getting treatment may eventually be as easy as connecting to your virtual doctor on a mobile application. The XTreme Labs article “HIMSS13: Healthcare, Information …

Proposed Rules Would Ease Transition to EMRs

April 25, 2013 – 12:06 am |

Since the White House is strongly encouraging the shift to electronic medical records, I suppose it is only fair for it to make the transition a bit easier. The Hill reports on its efforts in, “Administration Pushes Toward Electronic …

EHRs Are Bringing Personalized Care Back to the Health Care Industry

April 25, 2013 – 12:04 am |

A recent conference held some big news for health care according to the Tech Republic blog “HIMSS Conference 2013 Recap,” and as the transition progresses so will improvements in patient care. The EHR capabilities will promote …

Third Party Programs Address EHR Shortcomings

April 24, 2013 – 12:04 am |

Electronic healthcare recording systems are not meeting the expectations for savings that early studies of the healthcare system implied, refocusing some individuals on the need for improvements in the current EHR systems in use. John …

Status of ICD 10 CM Readiness Lagging

April 24, 2013 – 12:02 am |

A survey conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) shows that the industry, including healthcare providers, health plans and vendors, are “falling behind” in their preparations for the October 2014 transition deadline.  Mike …

Efficiency and Accuracy Concerns Stall EHR Implementation

April 23, 2013 – 12:06 am |

The national transition towards the use of EHR systems has accelerated since the implementation of the HITECH Act, but concerns such as patient safety and efficiency have caused some healthcare providers to drag their feet …

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