EHR Success: 4 change management process tips

“When did the software change?” You’ve no doubt heard that question once or twice. In healthcare settings, it often comes up when documentation and information on use of electronic health records are not communicated effectively. One reason users pose this question so often is that organizations sometimes overlook the importance of a good change management…

IT adoption: Too many hospitals in ‘watch and wait’ mode

For hospitals, being bold may be the key to survival, according to a new report from Verizon and Harvard Business Review. The Digital Dividend: First Mover Advantage surveyed 672 business and technology leaders from around the world, including 74 healthcare respondents, on the impact of what HBR Analytic Services calls the “Big Five Technologies” –…

CHIME’s says, “A good chance” that MU related bill might pass

In an interview with Healthcare Informatics, Russell P. Branzell, president and CEO of the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), said he believed that a bill introduced into the House of Representatives on Sep. 16 by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-North Carolina) and Rep. James Matheson (D-Utah) to amend the reporting requirements…

Q&A: A way forward for HIE

The federal government and the private sector each have big jobs to do. In our interview with Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative and co-chair of the joint HIT Policy and Standards Committee’s JASON Task Force, he offered some perspective on how and why interoperability has historically been such a problem for healthcare…