ONC reports HIT adoption progress to Congress | Partnership aims to support tech adoption in health care | HIMSS Analytics certifies Leidos Health as analytics maturity model educator
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October 13, 2014
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ONC reports HIT adoption progress to Congress
The ONC has submitted a progress report on its health IT-related efforts to Congress, saying that 92% of eligible hospitals and critical-access hospitals and 75% of eligible professionals were given incentives under the EHR Incentive Programs as of June. The agency also reported that over 60% of hospitals and 14% of doctors have exchanged patient information with outside providers electronically. The report highlighted obstacles to HIT use, including limited HIE use among providers who are not qualified to join the EHR meaningful use initiatives. Health Data Management (10/10)
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Partnership aims to support tech adoption in health care
AVIA and HIMSS have collaborated on the HX360 initiative of services and support systems meant to promote the adoption of next-generation technologies in the health care sector, mostly for non-EMR platforms. BeckersHospitalReview.com (10/9)
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HIMSS Analytics certifies Leidos Health as analytics maturity model educator
HIMSS Analytics has certified Leidos Health as a DELTA Powered Analytics Assessment Educator, allowing the company to help health care groups progress through the different stages of the HIMSS analytics maturity model. The DELTA Powered Analytics Assessment model was developed by HIMSS Analytics to enable providers to evaluate their progress in health IT use in relation to their peers and determine areas where they should invest resources to boost their abilities. BeckersHospitalReview.com (10/9)
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N.C. provider reports data breach affecting over 2,000 patients
A data breach affecting 2,076 patients at Cone Health's Southeastern Heart and Vascular Center was reported on Thursday after letters with patient information were sent to the wrong people. Compromised data included the names of patients, the doctors who treated them and the practice that the patients consulted. No letters contain patient birth dates, insurance information or Social Security numbers, Cone Health said. WFMY-TV (Greensboro, N.C.) (10/9)
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EHRs and MU
Fraction of patient data needs to be structured to meet meaningful use
Data from a WebChartMD study showed that currently, only 7% to 9% of health data in a patient's note needs to be structured in order to meet meaningful use criteria. "This study is especially relevant for physicians frustrated by the negative impact EHRs can have on their patient interactions and their productivity," said WebChartMD CEO Mark Christensen. BeckersHospitalReview.com (10/10)
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Patient portal allows providers, patients to securely share patient data
A partnership was formed by Access My Records, Kodak Alaris and Inofile to design a patient portal that enables providers to leverage Direct Messaging protocols to securely exchange data in the Clinical Document Architecture format or as Continuity of Care Documents with patients. The platform is also being promoted by the companies for its ability to help providers meet stage 2 meaningful use requirements to make clinical data accessible to patients. Health Data Management (10/10)
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Many consumers say benefits of mHealth platform outweigh risks
A survey by the Manhattan Research Group showed about 30% of consumers expressed interest in using a medical data aggregator such as HealthKit to track their health, and more would do so if they thought it would help them save money. Researchers also found that while 39% expressed concerns about privacy, many patients believe that the benefits of such tools outweigh any risks. BeckersHospitalReview.com (10/10)
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Advancing Care With IT
Researcher is developing portable ICU for infant care
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth researcher Honggang Wang is developing a portable ICU that could monitor infants at home. Wang says the unit will include sensors that track infants' health and wirelessly transmit the information to medical staff. WLNE-TV (Providence, R.I.) (10/13)
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