Technology doesn’t hurt people, but irresponsible use of it can

After all this positive news for tech in healthcare, there comes something on a more disheartening note. A recently-published New York Times article gives an in-depth view of some of the apparent problems of mobile healthcare IT in (at least a few) hospitals. It makes for an interesting, sometimes scandalous read complete with accounts of … Continue reading

Meaningful use and budget HIT at Costco: An EHR roundup

EHR implementation is on the rise. That much is clear. More and more doctors are demonstrating the ever-important “meaningful use” required to collect their share of the $1 billion the federal government is apparently planning on handing out to hospitals and practices by the end of this year. The reason for that? According to the … Continue reading

Healthcare is going mobile – but where to, exactly?

With the annual mHealth Summit having just wrapped up in Washington, D.C., it seems like a good time to talk about the burgeoning world of mobile technology in medicine. Smartphones are finding their way into more and more hands, and medical records are being digitized and stored in EHR and EMR databases at a significant … Continue reading