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To improve health care, we must free data

November 27, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

Health IT tools like electronic medical record (EMR) systems carry a lot of...

Why is paper still more attractive (to some) than electronic records?

November 27, 2013
Uncategorized

What is keeping medical practitioners from moving on from their old paper...

Affordable Care Act will make big changes on Jan. 1

November 27, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

If you asked proponents of health care reform to list some of the reasons why...

Sharing video information across medical personal devices

November 26, 2013
Healthcare IT

Could hearing truthful messages from the patients being treated by your medical...

Interest groups ask Congress for more interoperability in health care

November 26, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

When it comes to the use of electronic devices in health care, interoperability...

More testing needed soon for ICD-10, says national officials

November 25, 2013
Compliance

It's probably pretty clear that the testing that goes into healthcare insurance...

Are your databases sharing correctly?

November 25, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

It's not just medical networks that may need to share data with each other:...

Could a weakened filibuster lead to changes in health care policy?

November 22, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 led to many changes in the...

Providers take steps to prevent medical data theft

November 22, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

As useful as digital technology has been in our lives, it still carries with it...

Senator champions mental health EHR bill

November 21, 2013
Healthcare IT

It can be tough just to keep up with the pace of meaningful use initiatives,...

Keeping up with the complexity of healthcare networks

November 21, 2013
Compliance

There's no doubt that online systems can make our problems seem larger and more...

Health IT executives under stress to comply with federal regulations

November 21, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

If you thought doctors and nurses had stressful jobs, you should see health IT...

Patient privacy remains critical concern for hospitals

November 19, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

Thanks in part to increased government incentives, many care providers have...

Study: Text messages could be better for patients' blood

November 19, 2013
Healthcare IT

We've mentioned before how bringing medical care into the mobile sphere might...

Does the iPad truly improve patient care?

November 18, 2013
Healthcare IT

If you're a fan of Apple or just big technology announcements in general, you...

There's no excuse for bad healthcare security

November 18, 2013
Compliance

No matter what mistakes your practice may have made in the past, it's a...

Managing patient pain with new advances in IT

November 15, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

HIPAA violations shouldn't just be avoided or feared because of the greater...

Learning from mistakes and looking forward to future conversions

November 14, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

Any deadline can carry with it a looming, scary sense of finality, and there's...

Costs are rising, yet U.S. health outcomes are not

November 14, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

You've heard it before, and you will probably hear it again. Despite the fact...

Do you have a healthcare texting bible?

November 13, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

As this blog has pointed out on several occasions, text messages are an...

Are falling federal reimbursements causing hospitals to close?

November 13, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

When the Affordable Care Act was first passed, it was generally assumed that...

Data security is vital for patient health records

November 12, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

As medical information becomes increasingly digitized, both patients and their...

Are you obtaining actual information?

November 12, 2013
Healthcare IT

If you strike up a consistent relationship with a qualified healthcare IT...

What do hospitals need to succeed?

November 12, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

Thanks to health care reform, hospitals face more pressure to perform well at...

Forming compliance strategies ahead of time

November 11, 2013
Healthcare IT

It can be so easy to get discouraged about whether or not you'll...

HIMSS calls for 'usability' in healthcare

November 08, 2013
Healthcare IT

While it can be easy for companies and medical practitioners to simply throw up...

Will the small business exchanges be ready in time?

November 07, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

Lately, the headlines have been dominated by stories about how individuals...

National CIO Trenkle to step down

November 07, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

With the state of national healthcare technology an ongoing matter of...

Strong online health could arise in wake of distrust

November 06, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

Numerous websites, including this blog, have done many stories about the...

Can tight budgets actually improve health care innovation?

November 06, 2013
Healthcare Consulting

Almost everyone in the United States agrees that the increase in the cost of...