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Articles by Anthony Guerra
posted in April 2010
A multibillion-dollar industry is hanging on the Health IT Policy Committee's every word -- it's time for less flexibility and more gravitas.
Workgroup recommends national database of safety incidents.
When you turn to your medical staff for help selecting e-medical record and other clinical systems, be ready to listen and trust their thinking.
Tech execs who've successfully implemented electronic medical record systems should consider mentoring less-experienced peers.
Over a year ago, HITECH legislation gave rise to concepts like the "meaningful use" of electronic health records and established Regional Extension Centers to help small healthcare practices in underserved communities select and implement EHR systems. At that time, I found the latter to be an especially painful example of just how destructive government interference in the private sector could be.
Although three vendors now dominate the ambulatory electronic medical record market, a KLAS report finds that other firms are picking up speed.
Ask physicians what their main complaint is with their profession, and many will say it's the heavy burden of malpractice insurance. With legions of lawyers whose raison d'etre is to sue doctors, it's no wonder high-risk specialties, such as surgeons and ob-gyns, must spend tens of thousands of dollars a year just in case they wind up in the crosshairs.
Health IT policy group debates merits of bringing FDA, others into EHR certification process.