EHR adoption spurs data exchange
A new study authored by National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, and ONC researchers indicates that six in 10 hospitals actively exchanged electronic health information with providers and hospitals outside their organization in 2012. MORE

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Paper calls for expanded use of predictive modeling in Medicare and Medicaid January 16, 2013 | Anthony Brino - Contributing Writer
Predictive modeling software could be applied in programs such as Medicare and Medicaid as tools to prevent fraud and facilitate care management, according to a newly released working paper from UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Reform and Modernization.
Researchers identify biomarker to be of use in detecting gliomas January 16, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Multifaceted genetic testing techniques have allowed researchers to establish a novel biomarker that could prove to be integral in the diagnosis of glioma, one of the most common malignancies to affect the brain.
Family physicians hit 70 percent EHR adoption rate, study reports January 16, 2013 | Erin McCann - Contributing Writer
EHR adoption among family physicians is happening at a faster clip than previous data suggested, according to results of a study published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. EHR adoption by family physicians has doubled since 2005, the report said, with researchers estimating that the adoption rate will exceed 80 percent by 2013.
CCHIT authorized for 2014 EHR testing and certification program January 15, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology announced on Jan. 11 that it has been authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to certify electronic health records for the ONC HIT Certification Program, 2014 Edition.
Approximately 2.8 million patients worldwide were using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity at the end of 2012, according to a newly released report from telecom industry analyst firm Berg Insight. The report, mHealth and Home Monitoring, counts patients that were using dedicated devices for remote monitoring, but excludes patients who used their personal mobile phone, tablet or PC.
Researchers from Saint Louis University have connected the dots between stomach, kidneys and obesity to find that the resulting outlook does not bode well for patients with all three.
AMA appeals to ONC for more analysis on meaningful use program January 15, 2013 | Mike Miliard - Managing Editor
In comments submitted to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Jan. 14, the America Medical Association made its case for thorough evaluation of the first two stages of the federal meaningful use incentive program before proceeding to Stage 3.
Nearly $21 million allocated to 'medical neighborhood' project January 14, 2013 | Mary Mosquera - Contributing Editor
A collaboration of vendors will help up to 15 health systems and provider groups in 15 states, including Nebraska, Mississippi and Connecticut, use health IT to transform their practices, coordinate care, improve clinical performance and drive savings.

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A two-foot view of EHR adoption January 04, 2012 | Dave Roberts - HIMSS
Now that I’m over 50, I seem to have more and more opportunities to personally meet specialists in the healthcare community. My most recent experience was with a podiatrist in La Jolla, Calif. After complaining for almost six months — to anyone who would listen — that “my feet hurt,” and anticipating the marathon of HIMSS12, I finally called my family doctor who referred me to a local podiatrist. After the podiatrist diagnosed my problem and explained the long-term treatment protocol that would be needed, he asked if I had any other questions for him.
Industry action equals intelligence January 04, 2012 | James C. Bohnsack - Vice President of TransUnion Healthcare
Napoleon Hill, an American writer focusing on personal success, once said, “action is the real measure of intelligence.” I agree with this statement, and it is exciting to see that much of the healthcare industry does, too.
Cloud technology in a healthcare setting January 04, 2012 | Geoff Webb
The healthcare industry is under constant pressure to streamline the sharing and availability of information, while at the same time maintaining ever-more rigorous controls over patient privacy, and of course, reducing costs at the same time. Therefore cloud computing offers some significant opportunities, perhaps even more significant than in many other industries.

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