For many, change is a painful process. This was evident when reviewing the results of our first annual community hospital survey, which are summarized in our cover story Are Community Hospitals Behind The Health IT Curve? It’s clear that many community hospitals are struggling to adjust to the changing healthcare landscape.
For St. Vincent Health System, EHR Meaningful Use is about much more than stimulus dollars. Here’s how the health system strives to make the process “meaningful” for its providers and, most importantly, its patients.
The rollout of HealthCare.com has been a bona fide disaster. Here’s why Washington needs to get it’s IT act together or risk sending a very damaging message to healthcare providers struggling with health IT initiatives of their own.
Medical practices are being bombarded with a variety of new challenges, including health IT demands and reimbursement changes. MGMA 13 provided attendees with some much needed advice. Here are my top three takeaways from the event.
The healthcare debate is the central reason for the government shutdown, and several healthcare services, including health IT incentive programs, are in limbo as a result. What impact will the shutdown have on health IT progress in the U.S.?
New research has emerged showing that attitudes around cloud computing are beginning to change among healthcare executives. How much faith should we put in these findings and what do they mean to the future of health IT?