Information ecosystems enable the life sciences

By Alan S. Louie, Research Director, IDC Health Insights' Clinical Development, Strategy and Technology In watching the continuing turmoil confronting the life science industry on almost a daily basis, it is hard to envision what a...

PHRs: A personal experience

By Lynne Dunbrack, IDC Health Insights Imagine my surprise when I logged onto my health plan's patient portal to discover I had an abnormal radiology result dating back to March 2010.   This is the first I am learning about it – 11...

CRM for healthcare payers: Expanding to care, health and wellness

By Janice Young, IDC Health Insights, The harbingers abound: 2011 is a year of health and wellness focus for US health plans. Assuming the selections represented in a recent AHIP solutions smart brief are some indication of industry...

Cloud computing and electronic health records: New trend?

By Stephen Bennett Cloud Computing EvolutionCloud computing developed through a natural evolution of virtualization, service-oriented architecture, and utility computing. It is best described as a dynamically scalable delivery...

Proving IT's worth within a healthcare reimbursement model

By Janie S. TremlettMary Pratt wrote a very interesting article recently in Computerworld Healthcare IT isn't living up to the hype.  And Timothy Stettheimer, regional CIO of St. Vincent's Health System in Alabama makes an excellent...

What is to become of health information exchanges?

By Janie S. TremlettHealth Information Exchanges (HIEs) began as an electronic mobilization of healthcare information among organizations within a hospital system, a community, geographic region, or state. Today, HIEs act as a...

5 steps to meaningful use of certified EHR technology

By Sheryl Dion, RNThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) set aside nearly $20 billion in federal incentive payments to healthcare providers and organizations who adopt electronic health record (EHR) technology. To...

Supporting a healthcare technology infrastructure

By Chris HardingTechnology is being used to create an integrated system of care that connects patients, clinicians, payers, and support organizations so that all key stakeholders can exchange information more effectively. Among the...

Ambulatory EHR implementation project management components

By Jodi HolmanApplying traditional project management methodologies to an ambulatory EHR implementation often yields unexpected and often unpleasant results. Why? Lessons learned in Project Management Professional (PMP) certification...

Building a healthcare IT security ecosystem

By Jack DanielTo properly meet requirements, Health Information Technology (HIT) owners need to focus their attention on creating and operating a solid electronic healthcare IT security ecosystem. What comprises this ecosystem? How...

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