Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)

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Hospitals will have myriad credit options in 2015

Hospitals' access to credit is unlikely to change significantly in the new year, according to Healthcare Finance News.

3 ways healthcare leaders can weather industry changes

Healthcare leaders dealing with fast-paced industry changes should follow a few key strategies, according to a Forbes opinion piece.

San Diego Beacon cites success in linking paramedics to hospital EMRs

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...

Incentives help boost hospitals' EHR sophistication

Fueled by federal incentives, U.S. hospitals are growing more sophisticated in their use of EHR technology, according to HIMSS Analytics.

Tools help curb inappropriate use of antibiotics, but not enough

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.

Fierce Q&A: Cleveland Clinic CEO dishes on his expansion goals

Karen M. Cheung What is one of the leading healthcare institutions working on? Expanding. FierceHealthcare caught up with Cleveland Clinic President & CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., about

Blogger: Make Meaningful Use go away

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

ICD-10 switch could cost hospitals up to $20M

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

Panel: HIEs will be a major privacy concern in 2011

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

Insurers leery of EMRs as a liability in the near term

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