The Top Cloud-Based EHRs; ‘Meaningful Use’ Compliance Slow
Health IT's future, and who's doing it best right now, make news as the national coordinator for health IT and former CMS head Donald Berwick weigh in on "meaningful use" compliance by clinicians across the country.
Boston Globe: Dr. Farzad Mostashari: 5 Things Government Can Do To Improve Health Technology
What is the government’s role in developing new technology? Some would say to stay out of the way. Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health information technology, said that’s overly cynical. But, Mostashari said in an interview, government is no longer the major producer of innovative products and services that it once was, creating things for military purposes or space exploration that work their way into the consumer market (Conaboy, 5/15).
Medscape: Top 10 Cloud-Based EHRs
CureMD ranks as the number-one vendor of electronic health record (EHR) programs accessed online solely with a Web browser, according to a new study by research firm KLAS. Close behind in second place is Practice Fusion, which has the only free system on the market. Athenahealth and Medical Informatics Engineering tied for third place in the comparison of these inexpensive, easily implemented systems and their vendors. ... KLAS interviewed roughly 300 health care providers who use SaaS EHRs and found that one issue separating the good from the bad is system response time (Lowes, 5/15).
MedPage Today: 'Meaningful Use' Compliance Slow
The medical system is undeniably morphing into a more electronic one, but many clinicians are still not ready for it, according to current and former government officials. Although more than 30,000 clinicians qualified for bonus payments for using electronic health records in 2011, many others are unaware of how to prove they're meaningful users of the technology, wrote Donald Berwick, MD, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and current National Coordinator for Health IT, Farzad Mostashari, MD, along with several others, in a special article in the May 14th issue of Archives of Internal Medicine (Walker, 5/15).