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Just Enough Technology Should Be Your Goal

Scott Mace

IT can solve some of healthcare's problems, but it can also slow things down. Healthcare IT leaders must understand technology, deeply, to make best use of it—and to make hard choices in rejecting some systems and uses. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Providers Lag Behind Payers, Pharma on Data Exchange

Only one-quarter of providers responding to a survey believe they are effectively integrating and aggregating clinical data, measuring it, and delivering actionable information to the point of care, a PwC US Health Research Institute report says. >>>

ICD-10 Proponents Cry Foul

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has spoken: The ICD-10 implementation deadline will be postponed for an unspecified period. But many quality leaders and providers insist ICD-10 should not be delayed. >>>

Digital records may not cut health costs, study cautions

Computerized patient records are unlikely to cut healthcare costs and may actually encourage doctors to order expensive tests more often, suggests research published in Health Affairs. The study found that doctors using computers to track tests, such as X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging, ordered far more tests (about 40 percent more) than doctors relying on paper records. >>>



Impact Analysis Report

ICD-10: Skating on Thin Margins

Don't let the ICD-10 delay derail your plans. Get exclusive, original ICD-10 research, analysis, and insights from top executives at NYU Langone Medical Center, Lakewood Health System, Southwest General Health Center, Frederick Regional Health System, and MemorialCare Health System. >>>



News Headlines

AZ: Where healthcare and immigration intersect

Government Health IT, March 6, 2012

Cleveland Clinic expanding EMRs with diagnostic test images

The Plain Dealer, March 5, 2012

Social media linking Las Vegas doctors, patients

Las Vegas Review-Journal, March 5, 2012

Trinity Health's MI hospitals, U of M sign deal

Detroit Free Press, March 2, 2012

'Gamifying' dull doctor office forms

Xconomy, March 2, 2012

Drugmaker code defines gifts to docs as industry faces probes

Bloomberg, March 1, 2012

At-risk patients gain attention of health insurers

The New York Times, February 29, 2012

VT house bill differs with Gov. on access to prescription records

Burlington Free Press, February 29, 2012



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Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

Nursing informatics is an emerging field, and organizations that have been aggressive about getting data into nurses' hands (and smartphones) have reaped the rewards. >>>

 

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