Category Archives: CDC

White House Calls for Healthcare Cuts, Permanent SGR Fix.

The White House has called for a permanent—not temporary—fix to Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula and about $400 billion in healthcare cuts, according to a source familiar with the fiscal-cliff negotiations. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), however, was generally dismissive of … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CIGNA, Cloud Computing, EHR Adoption, EHR Cloud, Electronic Health Records, EMR Cloud, HIT Implementation, incentive program, International News, Latino health trend, Latino HIT, LISTA, LISTA Global EHR, LISTA Global EMR, National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology, obama, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), Patient Care | Leave a comment

Doc-Office Use of Basic EHRs Hits Nearly 40%, Survey Finds.

Nearly 4 in 10 office-based physicians are now using an electronic health-record system with a basic level of functions, according to the latest estimates from an annual federal survey, up from about 1 in 3 a year ago. The National … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CSC, HIT PRO, Latino HIT, LISTA, LISTA Global EHR, LISTA Global EMR, LISTA Global Health IT, National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology | Leave a comment

Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security

Physicians, health care providers and other health care professionals are using smartphones, laptops and tablets in their work. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has gathered these tips and information to help you protect and secure health information … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CSC, Latino HIT, LISTA, LISTA Global EHR, Mobile Health, National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology, telemedicine | Leave a comment

EHRs Reduce Medical Errors Among HIV Patients.

Electronic health records reduced medical errors in hospitalized HIV patients from 16 percent to 1.1 percent, a 93 percent reduction, according to three studies presented at the ID Week conference in San Diego last week and reported by Medpage Today. HIV patients admitted to the hospital … Continue reading

Posted in Caradign, CDC, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Cloud Computing, fitness & health tech, HIT PRO, International News, Latino health trend, Latino HIT, LISTA, LISTA Global EHR, LISTA Global EMR, LISTA Global Health IT, meaningful use, mHealth, Mobile Health, National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), onc, OptumHealth, Patient Care, Primary care physicians, Radiology, RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring), skills, telehealth, telemedicine, Uncategorized, UnitedHealth, Wi-Fi | Leave a comment

More than 300 Vendors Share Ambulatory-care EHR Market.

Remember those old sword-and-sandal historical epics, with their “cast of  thousands” hacking and clubbing at each other in hand-to-hand combat? To the hordes of vendors of electronic health-record systems designed for office-based physicians, those struggles may seem like halcyon days. … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CSC, EHR Adoption, HIT Implementation, Latino health trend, Latino HIT, LISTA, LISTA Global EHR, mHealth, National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), Primary care physicians, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Stage 2, telehealth, UnitedHealth | Leave a comment

Most Doctors With EHR Systems Satisfied With the Technology

In 2011, 55% of office-based physicians said they used an electronic health record system, and of those physicians, 85% said they were very or somewhat satisfied with the technology, according to a report released Tuesday by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, Modern … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, EHR Adoption, Electronic Health Records, HIT Implementation, Latino HIT, LISTA, National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), Patient Care, Primary care physicians | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Telemedicine Critical for Latino Health” The National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology Advisor Dr. Elena Rios

The National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology  thanks Dr. Elena Rios for her contribution to our organization. As U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius wrote in the April 12th Huffington Post piece Health Equity Can’t Wait, it is … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, Electronic Health Records, Latino health trend, mHealth, National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology, Patient Care, policy, Primary care physicians, telemedicine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

iPad touch technology tapped to fight infections By Bernie Monegain, Editor, HealthcareITNews

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The convenient way one uses to input and access information on the iPhone or iPad – capacitive touch technology – has now been incorporated into a system for monitoring hand hygiene compliance to help curb healthcare-associated infections, … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, HIT Implementation, HIT PRO, Patient Care, policy | Leave a comment

Obesity in U.S. projected to grow, though pace slows: CDC study by Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times

Obesity in the United States is projected to continue its rise over the next 18 years, extending to 42% of Americans by 2030, according to a study released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That expected growth … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, Latino health trend, National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology | Leave a comment