Home » Headlines » Currently Reading:

Morning Headlines 5/31/13

May 30, 2013 Headlines No Comments

Health Care Innovation

In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, concurs with an Times piece published earlier this week which identified the booming health IT startup market as an unintended positive consequence of the Affordable Care Act. Mostashari added that widespread adoption of EHRs and a shift from fee-for-service to value-based purchasing are also positive outcomes of recent public policy.

Computer prompt boosts flu vaccine rates

Pediatricians in New York City were able to increase pediatric flu vaccination rates nine percent by having a pop-up alert built into the practice’s EMR. alerting doctors if the patient had not yet received a vaccination.

RBH faces £18m loss over IT system

In England, Royal Berkshire Hospital writes down $23 million in expenses, much of which it blames on unanticipated costs associated with its Cerner Millennium implementation.

Despite Challenges, MEDITECH 6.0 Customers Say They Are Not Going Anywhere

Despite performance challenges with Meditech 6.0, 95 percent of the company’s customers surveyed by KLAS say Meditech is part of their long-term plans, citing affordability and usability.

View/Print Text Only View/Print Text Only


HIStalk Featured Sponsors

     







Subscribe to Updates

Search


Loading

Text Ads


Report News and Rumors

No title

Anonymous online form
E-mail
Rumor line: 801.HIT.NEWS

Tweets

Archives

Founding Sponsors


 

Platinum Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments

  • Matthew Holt: For a publication, audience and author that apparently doesn't care about awards, a shit load of attention has been paid...
  • Brian Too: One more thing. If you can ever convert a clinical skeptic into a supporter, often those people become your best and st...
  • Brian Too: To use colorful 'political' language, I'm beginning to think that the Republicans couldn't lose their virginity in a who...
  • Time Will Tell: Given the political hot potato the VA unfortunately is you have to think at some point Cerner's name fair or not will be...
  • Big Hat, No Cattle?: Another Re: your HIT index: I’m a clinician who has worked in HIT for 17 years. Your rating scale made me wonder abo...

Sponsor Quick Links