Poor system design can lead to improper use and that, in turn, can trigger all sorts of unintended consequences, from abuse and fraud to patient safety problems. The association weighs in on how to correct that.
The Department of Health and Human Services is putting into action its contingency plan and the number of employees ONC will retain does not even constitute a skeleton crew. CDC, CMS and NIH are also operating at reduced capacities.
Payers and providers looking to reap insights from the health IT systems they've sown will depend on the underlying architecture in the coming third wave of analytics. And one model holds the most promise.
Is this the beginning of the end of health IT's coveted bipartisan support? That, and NYeC's Digital Health Conference 2012, CDC on the verge of opening its cloud to public health, the Government Health IT Virtual Briefing, a debate, and more.
The potentially comedic side of Thursday night's vice presidential debate, the not so-humorous calls for ending meaningful use and HITECH altogether, and a look at how hospitals can prepare for the era of pay-for-performance.
EHR, the horror flick, an HIE in the Midwest disbands, while momentum across the country continues with potential for big data analysis services, the MITECH Act, and what the latest polls tell us about healthcare.