While computerized provider documentation has "dramatically changed documentation processes" for many healthcare professionals, it also often fails to meet user needs, as it is based on what researchers--publishing online this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association --call an "outdated paradigm."
National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, in his latest post to the Health IT Buzz blog, touts his office's efforts over the past year for increasing both awareness and implementation of healthcare information technology.
With the rise of electronic health records and social media use, the newly unveiled HIPAA omnibus rule requires a delicate balancing act for hospitals.
Electronic communication could help put an end to the perennial physician shortage problem in the U.S., according to new analysis published this month in the journal Health Affairs .
Providers worried about the overlap of ICD-10 efforts and the implementation of other health information management technologies are reassessing strategies for the former, with some turning to third-party services for help, particularly for efforts like transcription, according to a new report published by Orem, Utah-based KLAS.
Although medical errors contribute to $17.29 billion in wasteful spending, only a fraction are reported, according to an article in PhysBizTech .
Electronic health record vendor athenahealth, which specializes in cloud-based solutions for medical providers, today announced the acquisition of mobile medical app provider San Mateo, Calif.-based Epocrates for $293 million.
Hospitals looking to reduce readmissions can do themselves a favor by keeping psychiatric records within patients' electronic medical records, according to new research from Johns Hopkins University.
Hospital business leaders lack confidence that their facilities are ready to meet both Meaningful Use Stage 2 and HIPAA requirements for protecting patient information, according to a recent survey.
Electronic health records make it easier to automatically remind patients about upcoming immunizations, but healthcare providers say barriers remain, according to a study published this week in the journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making .