PivotHealth hires consulting VP

Former CEO of Wyoming company to oversee practice operations, improvement
Sep 29, 2010 3:59 PM

Capella hires physician operations CFO

CPA is an HCA veteran
Sep 28, 2010 12:13 PM

PivotHealth adds consulting VP

Former executive search professional to lead physician practice engagements
Aug 25, 2010 3:29 PM

Paper: EMRs add to costs in short term

Researchers at W.P. Carey say the assumption that electronic medical records will cut operating costs at hospitals and physician practices needs to be supplemented with a healthy dose of patience.
"While some documentation time was reduced, a lot of time at computers may have been added, especially at organizations just learning to implement the new technology in a likely transition period. Higher levels of nurse staffing were really needed."
Aug 13, 2010 10:47 AM

Health IT venture launches iStore app

Clinical documentation company Entrada (which used to go by VocalEZ) has launched a dictation application for the Apple suite of mobile devices that "unlocks the potential of electronic medical records" for physicians. SEE ALSO: Entrada completes $2M Series A round
Aug 3, 2010 10:49 AM
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Deaf patients sue hospital, docs

Federal suits allege Hermitage practice, HCA hospital failed to provide adequate interpretation services [Updated with statement from Summit]
Jul 30, 2010 2:22 PM

Entrada completes $2M Series A round

Health IT company planning national expansion
Jun 30, 2010 5:41 PM

PivotHealth adds VPs

Operations, finance execs head to PivotHealth clients
Jun 23, 2010 10:57 PM

Give the docs control

Two items of commentary from the land of EMRs and EHRs. First, an American Medical News editorial says physician groups — especially those with fewer than five doctors — should be given more time and flexibility in adopting new 'meaningful use' standards.
By mandating that physicians' paperless systems meet all 25 meaningful use objectives and standards -- some of which don't even apply to EMR adoption -- by next year, CMS is taking too aggressive a timeline. Adding a requirement that practices use EMRs to report numerous clinical quality measures -- as many as 29 in some cases -- would make it all but impossible for some to make the grade.
And CMIO magazine relays a New England Journal of Medicine article that calls for doctors to take the lead in designing the workflow for the next generation of electronic health records.
“The problem of having too much information is now surpassing that of having too little, and it will become increasingly difficult to review all the patient information that is electronically available. However, one virtue of computerized systems is that they can display recorded information in various formats. Designers will need to leverage the ‘visual affordance’ capabilities of EHRs to facilitate aggregation, trending and selective emphasis or display of data so as to facilitate rapid judgments,” the authors wrote.
Apr 6, 2010 7:45 AM
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Miffed MDs

Many doctors think health care reform isn't doing them any good and won't solve long-term problems [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Apr 4, 2010 9:43 PM