Category: Healthcare Industry News

  • ONC Contest Finds Ways to Make EHRs More Readable, Patient-Friendly

    Date: January 15th, 2013Source: Health Data ManagementTopics: EHRs, Health IT
    The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT has announced winners of a contest to convert printed text-based electronic health records into far more consumer-friendly versions. The goal is to make it easier for consumers to find and understand information in a printed record, whether downloaded via the government-funded Blue Button technology or through proprietary vendor technology.
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  • Ten Tech Predictions for Medical Practices in 2013

    Date: January 11th, 2013Source: Physicians PracticeTopics: HIE, EHRs, Health IT
    Yes, portals and mobile EHRs were big in 2012 — but will they continue to make headlines in 2013? And what about stuff like ICD-10 training, health information exchanges (HIEs), and telemedicine? We asked more than a dozen healthcare IT experts, including physicians, consultants, and administrators, to give us their predictions for the coming year. Here’s what we’re hearing, technology-wise...
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  • Consumers Now Call for Meaningful Use

    Date: January 10th, 2013Source: Healthcare IT NewsTopics: Meaningful Use, Patient Engagement
    Meaningful use -- it's not just for healthcare providers anymore. Patients are paying attention to what meaningful use of electronic health data entails and why it's important; they're understanding, and now they want it. The federal government's ambitious plan to drive health IT adoption worked its way into the conversation Jan. 7 at the Digital Health Summit, a two-day workshop in the midst of the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.
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