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Article Archive for November 2016

EHR Engagement Varies Across the Country

November 30, 2016 – 2:06 am |
EHR Engagement Varies Across the Country

A recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report noted approximately eight in 10 physicians possessed electronic health record (EHR) systems in 2015. One third of these physicians “electronically sent, received, integrated or searched” for patient …

EHR Data Used in Research

November 30, 2016 – 2:02 am |
EHR Data Used in Research

One of the benefits often touted in supporting electronic health records (EHRs) is the important use of the research gathered for patient and population health. Health Data Management brought this news to us in their article, “AMIA …

Working Together with EHRs

November 29, 2016 – 2:06 am |
Working Together with EHRs

There are continued concerns about information gaps in electronic health records (EHRs) created by technology that could put patients at risk. Healthcare Informatics brought this news to us in their article, “Pew Analysis: Despite ONC’s EHR …

Pharmaceutical Fraud

November 29, 2016 – 2:02 am |
Pharmaceutical Fraud

Another report of alleged medical fraud has hit the news. This time it is from Detroit and involves an oncologist. The Wall Street Journal brought this to our attention in their article.”Michigan Doctor Sentenced to …

Healthcare and Analytics

November 28, 2016 – 2:06 am |
Healthcare and Analytics

In every field, there is some kind of advanced technology that is trying to improve processes. Health care is no different; in fact, it may be leading the race. Healthcare providers are constantly looking for ways …

The Patient’s Experience

November 28, 2016 – 2:02 am |
The Patient’s Experience

One of the primary goals of electronic health records (EHRs) is having patients be more engaged in their healthcare. As meaningful use incentives step up the pressure for patients to have more access to their health …

Following the Money

November 25, 2016 – 2:04 am |
Following the Money

Health & Human Services (HHS) has allocated more than $87.4 million in health information technology grants to health and behavioral health centers throughout U.S. territories. Modern Healthcare brought this news to our attention in their article, “HHS …

Investing in Healthcare Technology

November 25, 2016 – 2:02 am |
Investing in Healthcare Technology

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released data that showed the agency has paid a total $34.69 billion so far to eligible hospitals and professionals as meaningful use incentive payments. Healthcare DIVE brought this interesting news …

A Little More Elbow Room

November 24, 2016 – 2:06 am |
A Little More Elbow Room

Doctors taking part in stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program for electronic health records (EHRs) are welcoming a little more flexibility in their reporting requirements next year. Modern Medicine brought this news to us in their …

The Benefits Continue

November 24, 2016 – 2:04 am |
The Benefits Continue

Despite the many mounds of evidence showing the global benefits of electronic health records (EHR) system, there are many who are still skeptical of their effectiveness. Diagnostic Imaging brought this news to us in their article, …

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