Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 3, 2011 8AM Express News

 

We are going to be reporting on developments on HIT progress that are important news.  Our sources reveal that HIT in healthcare is making progress. There are differing opinions on the rate of growth depending on which side of the argument you lie.  Most physicians are still skeptical that the huge investment will pay the dividend claimed by vendors, CMS, insurers and the pundits, while some who have adopted EMR in their practices say they would never go back. Well, I think not if I had invested between 50 K and 100K  USD and managed to persist through the adoption process successfully, or not I would be happy unless the EMR was a ‘pig in a poke’,  reduced my income, and consumed more of my time being a  data entry clerk.

EMRs are only going to make it easier for those who read our reports, clerks, utilization reviewers, and audits. 

80 % of Internet Users Seek Health Care Information Online

Judge's Health Reform Law Ruling Could Affect Several IT Provisions

Stakeholders React to GOP Bill That Could Cut Meaningful Use Funding

Judge Voids Health Reform Law on Basis of Individual Mandate

Study Suggests Some Health Providers Lag in New Coding Transition

Job Growth in California's Health Care Sector Slowing to a Crawl Amid Ongoing Recession

Report Finds Doctors and Public Agree on Many Health IT priorities

VA seeking advice to Upgrade Health IT to Open Source Software to Upgrade Legacy Systems

States Line Up for Grants from ONC’s Health Information Exchange Challenge Program

Health IT Tools Do Not Improve Care Quality, According to Study

Publisher of Wall Street Journal Sues for Access to Medicare Data

 

Obama Cites Importance of Health IT in State of the Union Address

Disruptive Women in Health Care  Health Care Roundup features Hope Ditto and the state of the world…disruption seems to be the key word for 2011 thus far. Health care is not alone. It is a good read!

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