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Taking A Look At The Value Of Health IT

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

There’s been a whole lot of capital invested in health information technology these past few years. And some people – especially those who are in charge of spending more of it – want to know whether it’s money well spent. … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases February 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

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Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its February 2014 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to contactus@goeillc.com. Click Here to view: February 2014 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on this link to … Continue reading

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ONC Supports EHR Update For Implantable Medical Devices

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The ONC has recommended that makers of electronic health records update their systems to capture and display identification data about implantable medical devices. The recommendation, which came in a proposed rule late Friday, suggests that EHRs record and display these … Continue reading

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ONC Releases Safety Assurance Factors For “SAFER” Use Of EHR’s

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released what it calls Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience guides: nine toolkits to help providers make safer use of electronic health records and other technology. The SAFER suite include … Continue reading

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Meaningful Use is Good for Business

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Remember the old days? Way back before 2009? Healthcare had some catching up to do. But no one quite knew just how to do it. So much of the industry was still paper based. Where technology was deployed, it was … Continue reading

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OIG Releases “Best Practices” To Prevent EHR Fraud

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A federal watchdog says the CMS and its Medicare contractors could do more to ensure providers don’t use electronic health-record systems as a means to fraudulent ends.The 17-page report by HHS’ Office of the Inspector General is the latest salvo … Continue reading

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Study Finds EHRs Help Physicians Improve Patient Care

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A new study in the journal Health Services Research finds nearly three-quarters of physicians using electronic health records in 2011 said there were clinical benefits when patients’ medical histories were kept in digital files. The study focused on doctors’ perceptions … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases December 2013 EI Connections Newsletter

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Happy New Year! Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its December 2013 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to contactus@goeillc.com. Click Here to view: December 2013 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on … Continue reading

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OIG Report Finds OCR Security Failures

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It’s an ironic story. The Office for Civil Rights, the division of HHS responsible for investigating HIPAA privacy and security violations, is now facing scrutiny after its own security practices failed to meet federal requirements. Not only did OCR fail … Continue reading

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e-Health Tools Likely To Decrease Outpatient Visits To The Doctor

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In the not-too-distant future, it is quite likely that most interactions between patients and the health care system will happen online, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who partnered with The Commonwealth Fund to … Continue reading

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