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Monthly Archives: September 2012

On September the 11th, 2012, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Health IT Meaningful Usability Summit hosted by HealthIT Now and Sudler eHealth in Washington, D.C. Our mandate was to explore pressing issues and current challenges in eHealth, and to reflect on how they impact and drive usability of technology. Other speakers included…

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A discussion paper just published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and developed at the request of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), “Comparative User Experiences of Health IT Products: How User Experiences Would Be Reported and Used” describes a number of ways “to generate, house, disseminate, and thus maximally leverage comparative…

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A colleague of mine, Jonathan P. Weiner, Dr.P.H., was kind enough to forward an article he wrote which was recently published in the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. Jonathan is a Professor of Health Policy and Management and of Health Informatics as well as the Director of the Center for Population Health Information Technology…

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The huge investment in health information technology including EHRs, Drug Information, and a multitude of other systems has taken place over decades, recently accelerating as the promise of a technology-supported healthcare system becomes more of a reality. Incentive and accompanying penalty programs have been enshrined under the HITECH Act as well as through other programs…

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Thomas Stringham, President and CTO of Cientis Technologies and AmericanEHR Partners, will be presenting alongside speakers from Congress, The Office of the National Coordinator, The Institute of Medicine, healthcare providers, and patients and caregivers at the Sudler eHealth Group and Health IT Now to Meaningful Usability Summit in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2012. The…

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What is the difference between Patient Portals and Personal Health Records (PHRs)? Traditionally, a Patient Portal is an extension of an EHR, EMR, or Hospital system. Data from one of these systems is published to the portal. The patient is provided with a secure login and can view results or clinical information and interact with…

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