Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), chartered by the National Academy of Sciences to advise the federal government on issues of medical care, research and education, delivered a publication on Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care.
The 2nd annual Practice Fusion user conference is just two days away and we couldn’t be more excited. We’re expecting over 1,300 attendees from all over the globe and what better way to prepare you for Health IT madness than to give you a quick...Continue
Is my health data safe on the Internet? That is a question we hear frequently when describing web-based Electronic Health Record(EHR) systems, as well as the newly evolving field of mobile health (mHealth) applications. Privacy and security of health information is a central plank in...Continue
Now that we have accumulated some experience with the criteria for the EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use), we can see where some of the pain points are. When the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) set up the criteria for demonstrating Meaningful Use, it was...Continue
Providing clinical summaries (core criterion 13) is likely the most challenging aspect of Meaningful Use. The difficulty lies in the fact that the clinical summary must be delivered within three business days of the office visit for 50% of all office visits during the 90-day...Continue