Physician use of electronic health records – reading between the headlines

Two articles, both in Healthcare IT News, caught my attention today. The first was an article by Erin McCann that reports on the results of a new survey. It suggests that the use of electronic health records (EHRs) by family physicians in America could exceed 80 percent by 2013. The survey from member researchers at…

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Calling Dr. Office – HIPAA applies to schools, universities too

If you work in healthcare, you’d have to have been living under a rock not to know about HIPAA, the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Among other things, HIPAA specifies how doctors, hospitals, clinics and anyone else who is responsible for maintaining personal health records on individuals must care for that information and…

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The Laws of Subtraction – Are they applicable to healthcare?

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend a lecture on the Microsoft campus given by visiting author, Matthew May (The Elegant Solution, In Pursuit of Elegance, The Shibumi Strategy). Matthew May’s (left) latest book is titled, The Laws of Subtraction: 6 Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess Everything. Although this…

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Taking a deeper look at top healthcare IT trends and predictions for 2013

Happy New Year to HealthBlog readers around the world. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. As evident from this post, I’m now back in the saddle after enjoying more than two weeks away with family and friends.  It seems that the blogosphere is exploding with articles predicting Health IT trends for 2013. It appears…

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