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HIMMS Electronic Medical Records Information Technology

November 1, 2012 — HIMSS opposes the Oct. 4 call from four House Republican leaders for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “immediately suspend the distribution of incentive...

A comprehensive EP reporting system should allow information to be aggregated fr

The biggest issue in electrophysiology (EP) is the disparate nature of patient tests, reports, images and waveforms, and the need to aggregate all this data in one place to more...

McKesson, registry data entry ICD registry, CVIS

As vendors develop, and hospitals shop for, electrophysiology (EP) information and reporting systems, there are several considerations that will contribute to the efficiency and longevity of these...

meaningful use, Stage 2, cardiology, radiology, CPOE, clinical decision support

There are some key requirements specifically aimed at imaging and radiology included in the Stage 2 meaningful use requirements released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

August 24, 2012 — The Stage 2 meaningful use requirements for electronic health records (EHRs) were released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for...

St. Mary’s Healthcare System is a 199-bed hospital in Athens, Ga., and has been a trusted presence in the community since 1938. Our radiology...

Each year, I find it interesting that some “new” technology being introduced by a vendor is actually an old, recycled idea.  

Although the requirements for Stage 2 payments for meaningful use are not yet final, there is information to understand the challenges that organizations will face. In Stage 1, organizations could...

As the nation’s leading provider of maternal-fetal, newborn and pediatric subspecialty physician services, Pediatrix Medical Group says streamlining the transfer of images and reports is...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, held March 24-27 in Chicago, was the first major cardiology show this year for vendors to display their latest innovations. A...