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Community health centers making HIT progress

Community health centers have adopted health IT at rates higher than office-based physicians, including large practices and large integrated healthcare systems, according to a survey by the Commonwealth Fund.

EHRs and radiology: Despite progress, work remains

Research published this month in  Health Affairs  demonstrates the value that the implementation of electronic health records can bring to patient care when it comes to the radiological practice. 

Industry leader disappointed IPPS proposed rule doesn't address two-midnight rule

An industry leader expressed disappointment that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule for 2015 provides no changes to the controversial two-midnight rule.

Functionality vital to success of health IT, Cleveland Clinic CIO says

Cleveland Clinic CIO C. Martin Harris believes that technology in healthcare must have functionality and the ability to truly interact with patients for it to have any value.

Hospitals turn to EHRs to create deeply integrated imaging system

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Virtua, a Southern New Jersey health system, have created a shared diagnostic imaging partnership they claim goes beyond the conventional health information exchange.

HIMSS Analytics: EHR governance efforts lack doc engagement

A lack of physician engagement is one of the biggest challenges for electronic health record governance efforts, according to a HIMSS Analytics study published this week.

Nursing future hinges on reform, filling shortage gap

A handful of factors will affect the nursing profession over the next decade, including the nurse shortage, healthcare reform, technology and education expectations, according to an infographic released by Norwich University's Online Master of Science in Nursing Program.

SGR deal prompts unprecedented praise from AMA, AAFP

Physician groups across the country applaud a proposal to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula and urge legislators to pass the measure before the end of March when the current Medicare payment formula extension expires, according to  Forbes  columnist Bruce Japsen.

Survey: Docs dissatisfied with EHR cost, functionality

Most physicians responding to a newly published survey are dissatisfied with the functionality and cost of electronic health record systems. 

3 reasons for the demise of patient privacy

Several factors have contributed to the demise of patient privacy in recent years, according to software analyst and healthcare blogger Shahid Shah (a.k.a., The Health IT Guy).