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Experts urge physicians to stay on course with Meaningful Use 2

Are electronic health records worth the effort and expense of adoption for small practices? And for those who've already implemented EHRs, is attesting to Meaningful Use, Stage 2, worthwhile when physicians already have so many other regulatory burdens on their plates? For many physicians, going electronic has yet to fulfill its promise of better streamlining and coordinating care.

Meaningful Use tops reasons docs adopt EHRs

Meaningful Use incentive payments have been the top driver of physicians' transition to electronic health records over the past five years, according to a new data brief  from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Consumers want provider guidance when looking up health info online

When looking for health information online, consumers prefer guidance from their caregivers to find the information they need, according to a study by researchers at the School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in Australia.

Digital physician-patient communication: Do the pros really outweigh the cons?

Despite acknowledgement that digital communication is increasingly becoming a standard feature of the healthcare landscape, and often with meaningful ben efits, a  Quartz  c olumn  by Esther Choo, M.D., an emergency physician and assistant professor at Warren Alpert Medical School, explored the downsides of e-health for patients and physicians.

eHealth Initiative roadmap calls for alignment of HIT regulatory efforts

Interoperability and Meaningful Use efforts need to be aligned with other healthcare regulatory and industry initiatives, according to the eHealth Initiative, which on Thursday unveiled its 2020 roadmap for transforming health IT.

HIT professionals must have 'customer empathy' when creating software

To create software that works, health IT professionals need to have "customer empathy," said Todd Dunn, director of innovation for Intermountain Healthcare's I.S. Organization.

Report: Health IT market moves to more powerful care delivery method

As venture capitalists pump more money into healthcare tech and innovation, and companies make more valuable contributions to the field, the industry is entering Health Market 2.0, according to a report by global consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

High school coding programs give students taste of health information management

Rural hospitals in Kansas aren't waiting for students to graduate from high school to spark their interest in medical coding. They turn to health information management professionals to start the credentialing process early on--before students even get their high school diplomas.

Google Trends promising for health research, but needs more transparency

While Google Trends has the potential to help with access to population data on behavior and its link to health and healthcare, it needs to be more transparent to be a useful tool, according to a new study.

Broward Health CIO: IT is the 'heartbeat of the enterprise'

Life as a hospital CIO is full of twists and turns, according to Broward Health CIO Doris Peek.