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I finally got around to watching this video, and I think you will enjoy it. It is from the...
This past week, HHS announced that $386 million had been awarded to 40 states to form health information exchanges (HIE). HIE will be responsible for facilitating the transfer of medical information between providers. HIE's, although state based, may come together to form regional exchanges.
Here is a thoughtful blog post from Dr. David Kibbe on the The Health Care Blog. Read the comments in case you need a...
We're beginnning implementation of our Eclypsis CPOE in our Cancer Center (see here). Our system does not come with pre-built order sets, so we're in the process of building...
Many of you have been following this, but, today, one day shy of the 12/31/09 deadline, CMS issued its long-awaited proposed rule governing the incentive program for EHR's under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), most importantly putting forth the definition of "meaningful...
So... I've been thinking about how to use our existing data repositories for measuring cancer outcomes and for comparative effectiveness. QOPI is a great start (here)—it is oncologist-driven and adaptable; the...
The blog HIStalk posted an interview with Dr. Bill Hersh, professor and chair of biomedical informatics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Dr. Hersh talks about the need for more...
Another study, demonstrating the clinical utility of Clinical Information Technology (CIT)—including some positive influence on mortality and cost of care, albeit in non-oncology conditions, was published earlier this year.
A large, longitudinal study of EHR introduction in a not-for profit integrated health system shows a reduction in outpatient visits, an increase in virtual patient visits (either scheduled telephone visits or online through a patient portal), and maintenance of patient satisfaction.
Last week, I participated in a panel on cancer survivorship, chaired by melanoma survivor Sam Donaldson, formerly the White House correspondent of ABC News, at the NCCN conference in...
We initially put desktop computers into our exam rooms about three years ago. Like a lot of new tools, my colleagues and I have been variously...
Incentives for ePrescribingThe Wall Street Journal has a story last week on ePrescribing, written by Laura Landro, a WSJ managing editor and...
We had a paper accepted for publication in JCO, and as a condition of publication we authors are required to transfer the copyright to ASCO, JCO's publisher. This is a similar policy to that of most scientific journals.
From HIS Talk, an interesting trio of blog posts submitted by HIS readers. Note that the authors of the second and third are anonymous so let the the buyer beware. Here is a summary:
Wow, hot off the presses today is a landmark report from the National Research Council of the IOM/National Academies. As I post this I have just read the Executive Summary (the whole report is available here), but what...
In the University of Michigan Hospital, we went live with the Eclipsys CPOE system in April 2008. My medical informatician colleague, David Hanauer, along with some industrial engineering colleagues, studied the time taken to enter orders before, shortly after, and longer after introduction of CPOE...

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