EHR

Rural Virginia Gay Prioritizes the Implementation of EHR

October 21, 2014
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Mike Riege, chief executive officer of Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa, talks about his rural facility’s implementation of EHR, including the challenges and the obstacles he and his team overcame along the way.  

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Mount Sinai’s Long-Term EHR Strategy Pays Off

October 14, 2014
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Kristin Myers, vice president of IT, Epic clinical transformation, and iPMO at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, N.Y., explores the long-term strategic plan that successfully integrated EHR into the system and prepared it for the recent merger with Continuum Health Partners.  

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These 10 Healthcare Technologies are Impacting C-Suite Decision Making (Part 1 of 2)

April 1, 2013

When interviewing various C-suite executives from healthcare organizations around the country, HCE frequently asks them about the trends they’re seeing in the marketplace, especially in the IT department. In our next two posts, we’re going to take a look at an article by Ryan Chiavetta and Chelsea Rice from HealthLeaders Media that details the 10 […]

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Healthcare IT (Part 1 of 2): A Shortage of Workers

March 14, 2013

We’ve heard much about the physician-shortage crisis across the country, but there’s another shortage that is almost as potent, especially when it comes to the progress healthcare reform hopes to make in a few short years. Lucas Mearian of Computerworld reports, “The U.S. healthcare industry is facing an even more significant IT worker shortage than […]

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Debate over HIEs Intensifies as Some See Doom on the Horizon

February 7, 2013

The debate over Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) is only intensifying, reports Ken Terry at InformationWeek Healthcare, with many questioning “the viability and usefulness of the current generation of HIEs.” William Yasnoff, MD, PhD, president of the Health Record Banking Alliance represents the fiery side of the HIE debate. In an article for NHINWatch, he said, […]

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EHR Implementation is Slow around the Country

January 28, 2013

In talking with numerous healthcare executives each month, HCE is able to get a pretty good idea of how the average organization is adapting to EHR and why 47 percent of hospital executives are uncertain as to whether their organization can reach Meaningful Use stage 2. Simply put, it’s a process that often moves slower […]

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Are EHRs Really Successful?

December 20, 2012

One of the main topics we cover in HCE is the implementation of electronic health records (EHR). So, naturally, a recent article published in InformationWeek under the headline “’Not One Successful EHR System in Whole World’” caught our eyes. Reporter Neil Versel writes, “While federal health IT officials were touting the perceived successes of their […]

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Government questions providers on EHR entry methods

October 24, 2012

One of the greatest challenges faced by hospital and healthcare organizations these days is the implementation of Meaningful Use and EHRs. The process is so long and taxing on a facility’s resources that the temptation to cut corners is strong. Apparently, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is […]

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PHRs and the Wii generation

August 15, 2012

In a few short years, our currently younger, tech-savvy and web-dependent generations are going to become better acquainted with the healthcare system. Whereas they now maybe see a doctor once or twice a year for basic services like a physical or a flu shot, they’ll soon start catching up to us older folks who utilize […]

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Tampa General Hospital: Deana Nelson, Chief Operating Officer

May 13, 2011

Large healthcare organizations are always trying to stay ahead of the curve in terms of quality, technology and patient care services. Tampa General Hospital, in west central Florida, is one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in its region. It serves 12 counties with a population of more than four million. The hospital is also […]

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