Information Technology - January 2014

EHR incentive program on track, according to survey

Nearly 80% of office-based physicians use some type of electronic health record system, an increase of 60 percentage points since 2001 and nearly double the percent in 2008

1/27/2014


Few physicians ready for Stage 2 'Meaningful Use' according to survey

One in eight has an electronic health record system capable of supporting most requirements for Stage 2 of the "meaningful use" program, according to government report

1/24/2014


Rural health IT adoption faces challenges

Support from the federal government and other organizations, are helping rural healthcare provides make progress with meaningful use

1/21/2014


Healthcare sector to test for cyber attack

The simulation will be the first time insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and the Health and Human Services Department will collaborate on a test

1/20/2014


Integrated systems can boost hospital safety

Web-based solutions allow facilities to access security systems from virtually any location connected to its network

1/17/2014


ACOs tech needs go beyond EHRs

Report says accountable care organizations need CPOE, admission/discharge/transfer, billing, practice management, enrollment and care management systems

1/15/2014


Some UK hospitals to replace bedside charts with iPads

The Oxford plan - to be rolled out with up to 500 tablets throughout 2014 is expected to save time and improve safety

1/10/2014


Patient room TVs an untapped resource

TVs can deliver condition-specific patient education, hospital marketing and informational content, and other customized hospital channels

1/9/2014


Mobile devices major source of germ transmission

Health and electronics experts advise wiping down mobile devices with a moist microfiber cloth at least daily for basic sanitation

1/8/2014


Waiting room environment and experience effects patient satisfaction

Study says free internet would lessen frustration without time waiting for appointment

1/3/2014



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