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Contributing Writer - page 35

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  • Contributing Writer · November 17, 2009

    How will my EHR report Meaningful Use data?

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has developed criteria for Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). An HHS-certified EHR (and remember, there are no current HHS-certified EHRs, since that process is yet to be finalized), when used in a “meaningful”...


  • Contributing Writer · October 28, 2009

    EHR Scalability

    One of the questions that comes up when considering an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is “can this EHR scale up to my sized practice?” A presumption is that “smaller” EHRs, which cater to small group and solo practices, would not fare well when deployed...


  • Contributing Writer · October 7, 2009

    Interoperability and clinical chart sharing

    The deliberations of the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) are trying to build a platform where health data can be easily shared between appropriate stakeholders – physicians, patients, and others involved in healthcare – while maintaining privacy and security. The Federal Health Architecture (FHA)...


  • Contributing Writer · October 5, 2009

    Secondary Health Data a Gold Mine

    With health care organizations collecting hundreds of billions of gigabytes of data per year and the Feds poised to assure widespread dissemination of EHRs at long last, PricewaterhouseCoopers has released a survey of industry executives in which 75% predict their organizations’ data will be their...


  • Contributing Writer · September 18, 2009

    The conundrum of Quality Metrics

    Much of the discussion around how to “certify” an EHR in the new era is focused on reporting health quality data. It is also about collecting and sharing data in a standardized fashion, so that EHRs can readily display information from multiple sources about a...