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Greg Comrie on health technologyGreg Comrie, new Executive Vice President of Product Development and Chief Information Officer of SourceMedical, has seen technology streamline services in several industries that overcame similar challenges facing healthcare today. Though he has worked for over 10 years in the healthcare industry holding positions with GE Healthcare and most recently serving as the CIO at Stratose before joining SourceMedical, his background isn't strictly healthcare. He views this as a benefit that he brings to SourceMedical clients.
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Fifty-two percent organizations are considering adopting online or mobile games to promote health engagement amongst their employees in the next three years, according to a survey called "Emerging Technology in Health Engagement," by WorldatWork and Buck Consultants.
The focus on engaging patients in their care and the need to meet meaningful use requirements converge in one online tool: the patient portal. Patient portals on a health system's website can allow patient to easily schedule appointments, contact their provider and access other resources, which engages them in their care. These portals also help hospitals and physicians fulfill meaningful use stage 2 requirements of providing patients the ability to view their health information online and using electronic health records to identify patient-specific education resources.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:33

Hospitals With EHRs Jumps to 44% in 2012

Adoption of basic electronic health record systems in acute-care hospitals has more than tripled since 2009, as roughly 44.4 percent of hospitals had a basic EHR system in 2012 compared with 12.2 percent in 2009, according to new reports from the federal government.
Although many entities in the healthcare industry believe in the benefit of electronic medical records, it does not mean that EMR implementations will have no concerns or complaints. On the contrary, not every hospital or provider has a seamless experience implementing and transitioning to EMRs.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released the final omnibus rule to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:28

4 Cyber Issues for Hospitals

In recent years, many hospitals and health systems have been affected by a data breach. According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, 94 percent of organizations surveyed experienced at least one data breach in the previous two years. Forty-five percent of organizations experienced more than five data breaches in the past two years.
Thursday, 10 January 2013 08:56

11 Data Security Tips From Industry Experts

What should a hospital or health system include in its New Year's resolution? Completing preparations to protect patient records and reduce data breach stress.
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