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Why Medical Device Integration Now…Why is this so interesting?

by: John R. Zaleski, Ph.D., CPHIMS More than half of U.S. hospitals and health systems are planning to purchase and implement a medical device integration (MDI) solution. This is quite a difference from, say, five years ago. There are a number … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Adoption, Application & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part interview. The first installment can be found here. “We are a long way from universal interoperability of medical devices, where a device operates as easily and freely as plugging in a … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Growth, Trends & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part interview. “Medical device data collection has increasingly become a part of the fabric of health IT system deployment,” writes John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS, in his new book Connected Medical Devices: Integrating … Continue reading

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Time to Beef Up Education on Benefits of Health IT Adoption and Implementation

I had the chance to review Charles Krauthammer’s recent Opinion piece in the Washington Post on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.  I was taken aback by his implication that the meaningful use program was the healthcare equivalent to … Continue reading

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The Mainstreaming of Medical Device Integration

Medical device integration (MDI) is a solutions-based process by which data from myriad medical devices are captured and integrated into an end-point system, such as an electronic health record. Proponents of MDI say that such solutions reduce data errors; save … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: The Imperative for Financial Independence in HIEs

by:  Ralph Williams, Director, Access Management   As grant money from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) and other grantors dries up for Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), solutions are necessary for sustaining these entities.  Some … Continue reading

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Physician Community Blog Series: Population Management – access to clinical information is key but how?

by Lynn Witherspoon, MD, System Vice President & CMIO and Kent Boyer, Chief Architect, Ochsner Health System A cornerstone of health care reform is a new paradigm of care delivery focused on population wellness rather than disease management.  As imagined in … Continue reading

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CMS Signals Change to 2015 Meaningful Use Reporting Period

This week has seen an incredible amount of activity on the health IT front. I was pleased to see the blog post from Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, and Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid … Continue reading

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Optimizing Patient Portals in 2015 – Part 1

Optimization With the incentives in Meaningful Use Phase 2, 2014 brought patient portal implementation in many hospitals, health systems and medical practices. These portals varied in function and usability. According to a survey by HIMSS Analytics, “Patient Engagement Series: 2014 … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Use Health IT in Meaningful Ways

by Pat Bush, RN, MS, FACHE, CSSC, Board Member, CNFHIMSS Chapter; Board Member Central Florida AHCE Chapter Meaningful use is still a challenge for many organizations that face issues from data quality to patient identification and data security. Major investments … Continue reading

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