VA, DoD discuss steps toward iEHR, VLER

When Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki met at the Pentagon earlier this week, EHRs was one of...

EMRs: Your transition from paper

Going to electronic records is more than flipping a switch. Practices must determine what do with old charts -- and how long to hang...

HL7 offers domain model for EHRs for free

LAS VEGAS – At HIMSS12 this week, Health Level Seven International (HL7) announced a pilot program that will offer some of its intellectual property,...

HIT Today: Increase your income through quality reporting

In the "real" world, people expect to pay more for something if it's of higher quality or offers superior performance. That free-market standard promotes...

The EHR and ICD-10 Connection

An article by Ron Sterling from the January/February 2012 issue of HBMA Billing. The upcoming ICD-10 start date of October 1, 2013 creates a critical...

Collaborative Intelligence & the EHR

A provider's essential critical knowledge is often so obscured that the EHR becomes more of an obstacle than a useful source of clinical information. The...

11 healthcare data trends in 2012

Mobile devices, data breaches and patient privacy rights were some of the most talked-about topics in health IT in 2011, and according to expert...

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The Future of Health Care: Electronic Health Records

Learn about the positive impact of technology in health care. Innovative health care can save lives and every physician and health care provider has...

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Meaningful Use Quality Measure Attestation Will Continue in 2012

Hospitals and eligible professionals will continue to report clinical quality measures for electronic health records meaningful use via attestation in 2012, just as they...

The 6 hidden costs of EHRs

If you haven’t spent much time analyzing the costs of EHRs, this part of the process may be an eye opener. Why should one...

HDM Accepting Nominations for 2011 EHR Game Changers Recognition Program

Health Data Management is now accepting nominations for its 2nd Annual EHR Game Changers recognition program, created to honor individuals who have been true...

The HIT of ACOs, part 2: Beyond health information exchange

Will accountable care organizations follow the lead of HIEs in analyzing data across participating providers, or surpass them? In this series, we are examining ways...

Diabetes care improves with EHRs

Care for patients with diabetes improved appreciably when their physicians use electronic health records (EHRs) extensively, according to a recent study. Physicians who participated in...