A successful EHR implementation doesnt happen overnight. The planning and implementation is complex and fraught with opportunities for practice mismanagement. Not surprisingly, not all implementations are successful. Equipped with a failure is not an option mentality, how do providers move forward and recover in the face of IT failures?
Hospitals have been using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMSs) for decades, but the technology has been improving over the years to place a wealth of organizational insight into clinical engineers collective hands.
Despite the recent one-year implementation delay to October 2014, ICD-10 should be a top priority for CMIOs over the next two years. G. Daniel Martich, MD, CMIO and VP of physician services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), discusses his role in the facilitys progress on ICD-10.
In October 2009, I walked into the renovated industrial warehouse turned office space to begin a new career as a medical journalist at TriMed Media Group, the parent company of CMIO. Newly minted with a masters degree in public administration, I was eager to build my skills reviewing scholarly literature and researching public policy regarding health IT.
There are many models and scopes of accountable care organizations (ACO). Addressing standardization obstacles and working toward clinical integration are just two of the challenges standing in the way of success.
The rate of malpractice claims when EHRs were used was about one-sixth the rate when EHRs were not used, according to the results of a survey of physicians published online this month in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
The Certification Commission for Health IT (CCHIT) focused its comments this week on the request for information (RFI) on governance and security of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN), published in the Federal Register by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) on May 15.
Managing finances with the uncertainty of Medicare reimbursement rates took the top worry among 1,252 medical practice professionals participating in a survey from Medical Group Management Association-American College of Medical Practice Executives (MGMA-ACMPE) on their daily struggles.