Paramedics can transmit EKGs ahead to cardiologists, who can marshal resources for the patient even before the ambulance arrives, thanks to technology from the San Diego Beacon Health Information...
Fueled by federal incentives, U.S. hospitals are growing more sophisticated in their use of EHR technology, according to HIMSS Analytics.
Use of a printed or computer-based decision tool significantly cut the inappropriate prescription of antibiotics for acute bronchitis in research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. But the resulting prescription rate remained way too high, according to an accompanying editorial .
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What is one of the leading healthcare institutions working on? Expanding. FierceHealthcare caught up with Cleveland Clinic President & CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., about
Wouldn't it be nice if Meaningful Use to go the way of the dinosaur? That's the sentiment Health IT consultant John Lynn, author of the EMR and HIPAA blog, who laments in that Meaningful Use
Transitioning over to ICD-10 could cost large hospitals between $2-5 million and up to $20 million for large systems, according to James Swanson, director of client services at Virtusa, an IT
As more patient information is funneled into online exchanges, more issues will arise, according to top healthcare IT experts, who were asked to offer insights on the most significant privacy trends
EMRs may not be the magic liability bullet insurers once thought. In fact, a recent study found that EMRs may actually increase the number of liability claims brought against insurers, according to a
Adding electronic medical records to hospitals and clinics with the idea of a "one-size-fits-all" design does not work, researchers at the University of California at Davis report. Instead, the ideal
In 2011, healthcare executives, especially CIOs, will be on the frontline for what is expected to be a record year for health information technology (HIT) spending. In particular, new requirements