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  February 28, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

For HIT, Innovation, Not ROI, is the Benchmark

Edward Prewitt

Healthcare organizations are desperately in need of innovative ways to work their way out of the bind of rising costs and decreasing revenues, while staying true to their mission of patient care. Technology investments alone won't solve all ills, but they can enable the solution. Innovation, not ROI, is the necessary benchmark. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

MU Stage 2 Proposed Rules Released

The proposed meaningful use Stage 2 rules would allow medical groups to report quality measures as a group, would make provisions for specialists, and call for vendors to encrypt devices. The proposal also extends Stage 1 to fiscal year 2014. >>>

ICD-10 Delay Foments a Culture of Distrust

What does the government want? No one seems to know. It's running a race, but the finish line keeps getting moved back. As for providers, they're losing their motivation to invest in change. >>>

HIMSS: Don't Let HIT Obscure Patient Safety Needs

At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference, against a glitzy backdrop and a stellar line-up of presenters, one particular speaker's talk on the potential foibles of health information technology is sobering. >>>

Backbone of Rural HIT Training is Community Colleges

The Obama administration is shining a spotlight on community colleges and rural community colleges, which are critical training grounds for the nation's healthcare information technology workforce. >>>



NEW: Industry Survey 2012

Our fourth-annual Industry Survey features a new CEO report, an overall cross-sector report, and individual reports targeting Senior Leaders, Finance, Physicians, Nurses, Community & Rural Hospitals, and Service Lines. Take the pulse of the industry; download the reports now. >>>



News Headlines

Beacon Grants Boost HIT, Patient-Centered Care

Greg Freeman for HealthLeaders Media, February 27, 2012

Remote 'eye in the sky' keeping tabs on VA hospital patients

Star Tribune, February 27, 2012

Mayo to spend $3.5B on projects

Star Tribune, February 24, 2012

How the experts would fix healthcare

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 24, 2012

Is broadcasting heart procedures safe?

Reuters, February 23, 2012

Highmark develops data-share network

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 22, 2012



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Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

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