Physician EMR Adoption
What ‘Meaningful Use’ Means After Implementation Shane Danaher, Vice President of Client Services at Divurgent, a healthcare consulting firm that offers vendor selection among its many advisory services, has additional advice for those practices starting out on the road to EMR implementation: “Step back and make sure you enter the process armed with the right knowledge to ensure success,” he says. “For some practices, this may require hiring an expert to assist with implementation, and for some it will require dedicating an experienced point person internally.”
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New Frontiers in Home Telemonitoring – Konschak & Flareau
Journal of Healthcare Information Management / Volume 22 / Number 3 / Summer 2008
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Home-monitoring technology is a somewhat rare example of highly effective healthcare information technology that patients “get.” Clinical and IT professionals throughout the United States and Europe demonstrate that patients quickly understand and grow to value telemonitoring as a tool to take charge of their own health. Healthcare providers involved with home telemonitoring programs report significant direct and indirect benefits for all stakeholders, as well as a number of lessons learned when working with patients, clinical and medical staff, healthcare administrators and board members and third-party payors. Despite decades of successes, health telemonitoring technologies are still relatively untapped. However, new technologies are reaching the marketplace. Demographic and regulatory shifts are pushing stakeholders toward a new frontier in telemonitoring. Based on their own experiences and an extensive literature review, the authors conclude: the new frontier of home telemedicine is here. Where are you?