In a recently released white paper, athenahealth lays out seven actions electronic health record vendors should take to ensure measurable results on meaningful use for its clients.
May 16, 2013
Here are seven things for spine surgeons to know for Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Published in Spine
While hospitals may be highly advanced when it comes to saving lives, many of them are not quite as astute when it comes to securing patient and protected health information. Nine out of 10 hospitals in the U.S. have suffered a data breach or intrusion in their networks over the past two years, according to the "Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data" by the Ponemon Institute. That is far from acceptable in any industry, but especially horrendous in a field where highly sensitive medical and personal information is at risk.
Malo Clinic Care for Ambulatory Surgery has selected PriorityOne Group for its information technology implementation and management.
April 10, 2013
Stephen Punzak, MD, is the founder and CEO of Medical Web Technologies, a developer of the Internet-based pre-admission software One Medical Passport. Dr. Punzak is a practicing anesthesiologist for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
March 14, 2013
Five spine surgeons discuss what the most challenging part of switching to an electronic medical record was.
Published in Spine
When President Barack Obama signed sequestration into law this past weekend, roughly $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts went into effect for the rest of the federal government's 2013 fiscal year. But was it the best deal for hospitals and health systems?
February 28, 2013
When President Barack Obama implemented a massive overhaul of U.S. healthcare in 2010 through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it was a moment of change that had not been seen for almost two decades.
February 26, 2013
A report called "January 2013: PSO Deep Dive on Health Information Technology-Related (HIT) Safety Events," by the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization, a non-profit organization dedicated to applied scientific research in healthcare, identified five potential HIT-related problem areas with regard to patient safety.
January 15, 2013
Cloud computing is fairly new to the healthcare industry and for this reason, providers and users are still trying to figure out the best way to negotiate contracts for cloud services, according to a Forbes report.