The usability of EHR systems as defined by meaningful use has implications on care quality and patient safety and no more so than in emergency departments, according to a recent… (continue reading article at EHR Intelligence – How EHR adoption impacts patient safety in the ED)
Here, David Linthicum discusses the importance of data integration in the realm of patient portals. Data integration is an important aspect of heath data management. However, it’s often overlooked as a core health care I.T. strategy. This is largely due to the fact that we’re used to dealing with data integration as tactical one-off projects, using whatever mechanisms work to… Read more →
The development and use of a health IT framework for accountable care organizations (ACOs) will help minimizing risks associated with forming these risk-based partnerships between healthcare organizations, providers, and payers, according to Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT).
Understanding Meaningful Use with a Focus on Testing the HL7 Version 2 Messaging Standards Use of electronic health records (EHRs), especially systems with clinical decision support capabilities, has been shown to enable quality improvement in healthcare as well as reductions in the cost of that care when used regularly in the practice of medicine. These facts contributed to the impetus… Read more →