Tag Archives: Electronic Health Records

Why EHRs Really Haven’t Made Us Healthier: A Response To Glen Tullman

Brian Klepper Recently-fired Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman waxed progressive in a self-promotional Forbes article last week, describing the ways past and forward for electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology (HIT). He may have been trying to recover from a damning New York … Continue reading

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An Archipelago of Health Information Islands

Brian Klepper Posted 12/27/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care and Cost Blog My wife Elaine was hospitalized for 6 days recently with an array of ailments related to her advancing cancer, so diagnosing and addressing her problems required a multidisciplinary approach. In addition … Continue reading

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Important Research From Medicare Demonstration Projects: Almost Nothing Works

Robert Laszewski Posted 1/23/12 on Health Policy and Marketplace Review I will suggest that most of us believe the way to control health care costs, and at the same time maintain or improve quality, is to both use the managed … Continue reading

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The EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup — Potentially Earth-Shattering

Vince Kuraitis Posted 11/09/11 on the eCareManagement Blog Yesterday’s announcement of  “Standard Health Data Connectivity Specifications” by the EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup (EHR|HIE WG) is potentially earth-shattering. My mom would not know what I mean by “Standard Health Data Connectivity Specifications,” so I’ll … Continue reading

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Finally, a Good EHR Anecdote

Jaan Sidorov Posted 11/2/11 on the Disease Management Care Blog The Disease Management Care Blog remembers when it was first introduced to an electronic health record (EHR).  After many days of learning how to document, link, retrieve, order, manage, view, … Continue reading

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Why Doctors Don’t Like Electronic Medical Records

Richard Reece, MD Posted 10/07/11 on Medinnovation Blog. It originally ran in the 9/27/11 issue of Technology Review, an MIT Press publication. Why are doctors so slow in implementing electronic health records (EHRs)? The government has been trying to get doctors to … Continue reading

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The Implications Of Smartphones and Tablets in Patient Care

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn First published 6/17/11 on Health Populi Physicians who have adopted smartphones and tablet devices access online resources for health more than less mobile physicians. Furthermore, these “Super Mobile” doctors are using mobile platforms at the point of care. … Continue reading

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There’s Hard ROI for Physician Groups That Fully Implement An EHR

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn First published 4/7/11 on Health Populi About one-half of physician practices used an electronic health record (EHR) as of late 2010, with 36% of groups still storing health records in paper charts. While 1 in 2 physician groups in … Continue reading

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Adapt or Die: How Desktop Virtualization Will Reshape the Value-Added Reseller

Simon Bramfitt First published 2/17/11 at Simon Bramfitt Blog. Brian’s Note: A pal passed this along. It struck me as a little geeky, though a good read, until I realized the author was talking about a revolution in how IT … Continue reading

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