How Technology Can Help Practices Provide High Value Care
Health IT expert Sumit Nagpal shares his must-have technology tools for practices hoping to transition from traditional fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement.
ACO Success Requires Taking Health IT to Next Level
Moving from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement is no easy task. Leveraging health IT, the right way, can help.
Getting Patients Engaged in Care and in Meeting Meaningful Use
The Stage 2 rules for meaningful use require physicians to increase their patient engagement activity. Here are two examples of facilities already making that a reality.
InformationWeek: Efficiencies in Airline industry Can Apply to Healthcare
Warner Thomas, CEO of Louisiana-based Ochsner Health System, compares healthcare to the airline industry in his keynote speech at HIMSS13 in New Orleans.
Health IT Staff a Hot Commodity in Healthcare
Despite making gains with meaningful use and prepping for ICD-10, hospitals are still falling short in finding and keeping the right health IT staff available.
PCMH Transition Success Requires Outside Resources
A successful transition to a Patient-Centered Medical Home is no easy task, but outside resources can help.
Physicians, Experts Make the Case for Secure Data Exchange at HIMSS13
Sharing data can help streamline patient care. But many physicians are hesitant given the obstacles and potential consequences of losing this information in transit.
Information Week: Four Health IT Themes to Watch at HIMSS13
From InformationWeek Healthcare: This year's HIMSS conference features a keynote speech by Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Achieving EHR Optimization at Your Medical Practice
EHR optimization is more than just getting the most out of the technology, says Trenor Williams. It is about the overall improvement of patient care.
Mobile Health Innovations Changing Definition of Healthcare
Mobile health continues to evolve, changing healthcare each day. But it remains to be seen if the industry can adapt to this ongoing innovation.
InformationWeek: HIMSS to Open New EHR Testing, Demo Center
Study: Physician EHR Satisfaction Rates on the Decline
New research indicates that a growing number of physicians are dissatisfied with their current EHR as they strive to meet meaningful use requirements.
How Medical Practices Can Gauge Accountable Care Readiness
If your practice is approached about participating in an ACO, will it be prepared to make a smart decision? Here are some tips.
Critical Steps Prior to EHR Implementation
Jay Tolchinsky, principal of national accounts at consulting firm Beacon Partners, provides his pre-EHR implementation tips for practices.
Mobile Security and Media Tablets: Device Speaks to Physician Concerns
While clinicians love their iPads, Dell is betting they’ll also love the Latitude 10 tablet’s higher-level mobile security features.
Video: Reducing Patient Debt with the Right EHR
Practice executive Keith Campanelli explains how selecting the right EHR system for his pediatrics office helped boost both collections and even staff morale.
Video: Selecting and Implementing the Best EHR for Your Practice
Huntington Hospital's Rebecca Armato provides some guidance on how to select and use the right EHR at your medical practice.
Four Trends From HIMSS 2012
Forget about meaningful use and ICD-10. The deep talk at HIMSS 2012 was about iPads, data mining, game-like patient apps, and - what's that? - more EHR products?
Foundations for Building a Successful Solo Practice
Solo practitioner James Holsinger shares his thoughts on how a solo practice can also be a successful one.
The Era of Paper-Based Medicine is Over: Mostashari
National health IT coordinator says most care will be delivered via EHRs by next year.
Considerations for Medical Practices Shopping for Cloud-based EHRs
Before practices take the leap into the skies, there are multiple considerations they need to take into account.
How Patients are Using Mobile Apps and Other Technology to Improve Health
A growing number of patients tracking their personal health through social networks, PHRs, and self-monitoring devices.
Mobile Health Apps: Why Physicians Need to Care
Thousands of health apps are available; few are worth patients' time.
CMS Releases Proposal for Stage 2 Requirements for Meaningful Use
In addition to an extension of the Stage 1 reporting period, providers can expect an increased focus on interoperability, quality reporting, and security.
Coming Stage 2 Requirements of Meaningful Use Boost Prominence of HIEs
If rules for Stage 2 of CMS’ “meaningful use” EHR incentive program are released tomorrow as expected by some industry insiders, providers will have to get themselves more acquainted with HIEs.
Physician-Hospital Alignment without Acquisition
How one hospital system is driving alignment with an incentive-only EHR strategy.
Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Kicks Off HIMSS12 with Inspirational Keynote
Social media is a big topic among physician practices this year, but Stone's speech focused less on healthcare issues such as ICD-10 and more on general life lessons.
Health IT and the Patient-Centered Medical Home
Paul Grundy, director of healthcare transformation with IBM, discusses meaningful connections through health IT and the patient-centered medical home care model.
Protecting Patient Privacy in the Age of Electronic Records
Dr. Eric M. Liederman, director of medical informatics for The Permanente Medical Group, discusses the move to electronic records and what drives privacy violations by practice staff.
HIMSS12 Conference: Access to Health IT Tips, Advice a Click Away
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