Blog posts tagged with Government

  • Raise Your Hand if You Think You Understand Usability

    Art Swanson
    September 27, 2012

    In my previous post, I didn’t address much of the industry discussion about Electronic Health Record (EHR) usability: What, exactly, is usability in the first place? How do you measure it? How do you improve it? Read more…

  • The Glitch That Wasn’t

    Leigh Burchell
    September 21, 2012

    The Health IT industry is abuzz with a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed by Professor Stephen Soumerai of Harvard Medical School and Professor Ross Koppel of the University of Pennsylvania. The opinion piece, “A Major Glitch for Digitized Health Care Records” (subscription required), transforms a timid literature review on the value of information technology for medication management into the final word on IT’s ability to deliver savings in healthcare. Read more…

  • Time to Hit the Pause Button on Meaningful Use?

    Art Swanson
    September 13, 2012

    That was one of the key questions raised in Tuesday’s Health IT Meaningful Usability Summit 2012 in Washington, DC, part of National Health IT Week. The summit attracted representatives from government, academia, payers, healthcare IT vendors, and non-profits. I was there representing Allscripts, where I serve as Director of User Experience. The summit attendees focused on a handful of key points related to usability: safety and usability; radical industry transformation; open and modular systems and data; and a consumer focus in Health IT. Read more…

  • Hear, Hear, CMS! Well, pretty much…

    Leigh Burchell
    August 27, 2012

    I breathed a sigh of relief when CMS and ONC at last released the final rules on the second stage of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program late last week. It had gotten to the point where people were asking me almost hourly if I had any idea when we’d have them. The rumor mill was in full swing … what was in and what was out? Read more…

  • Primary Care on Steroids

    Todd Stein
    August 23, 2012

    Joy greeted yesterday’s CMS announcement that 500 practices have been enrolled in a new public-private initiative to support the nation’s struggling primary care physicians. That was the reaction, anyway, of Pamela Coyle-Toerner, CEO and President of Queen City Physicians in Cincinnati, one of many Allscripts EHR clients to be selected for the program. Read more…

  • The British are Coming!

    Stuart Miller
    August 14, 2012

    From the drama and grandeur of Downton Abbey, to the obsession with the Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton), to the fantastic London 2012 Olympic Games, the US has great affinity and affection for all things British. Read more…

  • Toward a learning health system

    Rich Elmore
    July 12, 2012

    This past year, I took a leave of absence from Allscripts to serve as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) coordinator for Query Health, an Open Government Initiative that is establishing standards, policies and services for distributed population queries of clinical records. Read more…

  • Supreme Court Ruling: Preventive Medicine for Health Innovation

    Leigh Burchell
    June 28, 2012

    Today’s historic ruling by the US Supreme Court upholding the vast majority of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is good news for healthcare IT proponents who support the many key elements of the law already making a positive impact on healthcare. Read more…

  • Insights from ACO Pioneers (Part Four: Patients)

    Todd Stein
    June 14, 2012

    How can healthcare organizations that were built on volume adapt to the arrival of a value-based reimbursement system? To help answer that question, we’re continuing our four-part series of posts based on a new white paper by Allscripts Chief Medical Officers Doug Gentile, MD and Toby Samo, MD exploring the unique perspectives of pioneering Accountable Care Organizations. Read more…

  • Tops in US on Mortality, Maimonides Not Waiting for Health Reform Verdict

    Todd Stein
    June 12, 2012

    Just in case you missed Sunday’s New York Times article, “Hospitals Aren’t Waiting for Verdict on Health Care Law,” be sure to read how 701-bed Maimonides Medical Center in New York City is preparing for the Supreme Court’s verdict on President Obama’s health reform law. Read more…

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