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Marc Probst: Meaningful Use Stage 3 a mistake

In an interview with  FierceHealthIT  at the recent College of Healthcare Information Management Executives fall forum in Orlando, Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst discussed his Health IT Policy Committee efforts, Meaningful Use and his organization's role in the Department of Defense's electronic health record contract.

Jeb Bush health plan would 'reboot' Meaningful Use

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, in unveiling his plan to reform the current healthcare system, said that the electronic health record incentive program needs a "reboot," during a speech delivered Tuesday in New Hampshire.

Health IT costs non-profits billions: Time to take a page from the for-profit playbook

By Dick Escue, CIO, Valley View Hospital According to the Big Three credit-rating agencies, more than 30 American hospitals and health systems have received credit score downgrades in the past year....

EHR 'overreliance' led to release of Ebola patient at Texas Health Resources

Overreliance on its electronic health record system was one of the mistakes Texas Health Resources made that led to the misdiagnosis and release of a patient later confirmed to have Ebola, according to a report from an expert panel convened by the Dallas-based health system.

Data strategies, regulatory support vital to growth of global connected health markets

Developed and developing markets around the world, including the United States, are facing major challenges in the healthcare space. National economies are burdened with rising healthcare costs, made more severe by aging demographics for citizens and inadequate legacy infrastructure. In many markets, access to healthcare services and quality of care are inconsistent. However, healthcare markets everywhere are changing.

NorthShore uses EHR data to create Alzheimer's risk score

Researchers at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago are using data collected in electronic health records to create a risk prediction model for Alzheimer's disease.

E-health feedback loop helps diabetics boost outcomes

The use of telehealth remote monitoring as part of a eHealth larger feedback loop for diabetics led to vastly improved A1c levels compared with patients who did not use the technology, according to research published this week in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Doctor: Are EHRs turning us into data junkies?

While electronic health records and other health information technology holds the potential to improve the delivery of care, the increased reliance on such tools is turning providers into "data druggies," according to Philip Allen Green, M.D., a Walla Walla, Washington-based emergency physician.

National Quality Forum advocates for big data quality frameworks

As the healthcare industry pulls in buckets of information from electronic health records, wearables and health apps, "more data, more problems" is becoming a new refrain.

Why healthcare's lack of interoperability is unethical

The current lack of interoperability between medical devices and other healthcare IT tools represents both a safety dilemma and an ethical issue, according to leaders with the Center for Medical Interoperability.