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  1. Mobile, Document Management Top List Of 2014 Concerns

    eFax released the results of its inaugural healthcare IT survey which found ACA-driven compliance, document management, and mobile are top priorities for 2014 By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  2. The Evolving Role Of HIM Professionals

    Health information is growing and big data means changes to the roles of Health Information Management Professionals By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  3. Physician Input Vital To Successful EMR Implementation

    Growing dissatisfaction with EMRs leads to realization that physicians need to be included in development and selection By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  4. 3 Questions Providers Need To Ask About Patient Portals

    Stage 2 Meaningful Use requires providers both have a patient portal and achieve a minimum of 5 percent patient usage. Answering these three questions can help facilities achieve those goals. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  5. Final Countdown To HIPAA Rule Implementation Begins

    The final HIPAA omnibus rule holds healthcare providers responsible for the security of patient information, even after it has been transferred to a vendor; impact on providers as covered entities will be “significant” By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  6. Are EHR Template Limitations Slowing Adoption?

    Limitations of legacy systems may be slowing EHR adoption amongst providers, can custom templates win over stragglers? By Lisa Kerner, contributing writer

  7. iPad Drives Patient Engagement

    Manhattan Research reported last year that physician adoption of tablets for professional purposes almost doubled compared to 2011, reaching 62% in 2012's survey. The survey of 3,015 practicing physicians across 25 specialties was reported on by Anthony Vecchione for InformationWeek Healthcare who noted, “Apple's iPad emerged as the dominant tablet platform.” Vecchione points out that the iPad’s dominance is “an extension of the general market where the iPad is a dominant player” and quotes Monique Levy, VP of research at Manhattan Research as saying “it is really suited for doctors in terms of graphics.” By John Oncea, editor, Health IT Outcomes (@buck25)

  8. Big Data – Love It Or Leave It

    A LinkedIn discussion started by Michael Gaspar (@MichaelGaspar), Associate Manager, Social Media at HIMSS asks, “As models for the use of big data begin to mature, how do you envision data playing a role in driving more quality outcomes in healthcare?”  By John Oncea, editor, Health IT Outcomes (@buck25)

  9. Physicians And Patients At Odds Over Patient Access To EHRs

    Practice Fusion announced Monday the launch of Patient Fusion, a service which allows visitors to find a verified doctor based on specialty and location, read reviews from actual patient visits, and instantly request appointments. Users of Practice Fusion's free electronic health record (EHR) system also have instant access to their personal health records online. But, despite the offerings of Practice Fusion and other companies like them, not all doctors are ready to share their electronic records. By John Oncea, editor, Health IT Outcomes