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I Was Just Thinking About Health IT

Gienna Shaw

Dumb data, incomprehensible health records, robots, and endless extensions: A roundup of observations on healthcare IT. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Dealing with Doctors' Reluctance Toward PHR

Physician engagement with patients through personal health records may be more of a challenge than getting patients to use the system, says G. Daniel Martich, MD, FACP, chief medical information officer and vice president for physician services at UPMC. >>>

Meaningful Use Challenges Detailed

Providers who have successfully achieved stage 1 meaningful use can attest that the effort is challenging, and they offer some lessons learned. >>>

CMS Touts Early Success of MU Payments

Providers may have faced challenges in their preparation for attesting to stage 1 meaningful use, but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is upbeat about results from the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in 2011. >>>



News Headlines

Docs’ shift to EHRs brings short-term pain

The Tennessean, December 13, 2011

Kids' CT scans raise fears

The Tennessean, December 12, 2011

Q&A: How a health 'data spill' could be more damaging than what BP did to the Gulf

Government Health IT, December 9, 2011

HIT leaders launch info-sharing website

InformationWeek, December 8, 2011

Miami VA Hospital employee charged with identity theft

Miami Herald, December 8, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment

Date: December 20, 2011
About: Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit to your budget, and most facilities have turnover rates that are much higher. Join HealthLeaders Media for a 90-minute webcast and Q&A, featuring Brett Walker, director, physician & provider recruiting, at Indiana University Health and J. Gregory Stovall, MD, senior VP of medical affairs for Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Learn proven techniques and strategies to address your recruitment and retention challenges. >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Meet the HealthLeaders 20—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>

 

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