New Report Lists Top Tech Challenges

Electronic health records (EHRs) and mobile health rank among the top technology challenges facing the healthcare industry C-suite in 2013, according to a recent report from independent non-profit ECRI Institute.

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Physicians May Lose Money after Adopting EHRs

Most physicians will lose money in the first five years following electronic health record (EHR) implementation, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.

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Quenching Healthcare’s Thirst for Liquid Data

Information is the future of healthcare, and the industry is developing an almost unquenchable thirst for it. The good news is that healthcare organizations are amassing data at an unprecedented pace. In order to make the next leap in the healthcare transformation journey, we require liquid data that can flow to where it is needed in a form that can be easily accessed, is semantically interoperable, and can be acted upon immediately.

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Mobile Strategy Takeaways from HIMSS

Ultimately, mobile device management goals will ensure that every device on the network gets scanned and inventoried. That was goal outlined in a presentation, “Beyond the Device—Comprehensive Mobility Strategy,” given by CDW chief marketing officer Neal Campbell at HIMSS last Tuesday, March 5.

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ACOs Set to Transform Healthcare

The Nursing Informatics Symposium was a workshop offered on the weekend preceding the HIMSS conference. The symposium provided a glimpse into a more mature electronic health record (EHR) environment—where quality, performance improvement, patient engagement, and reimbursement models are under close scrutiny, and strategies that address those topics center around the EHR. Linda Fischetti, RN, MS, vice president of care delivery at Aetna, described Aetna’s work around accountable care organizations (ACOs) in her presentation.

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