Recently a woman gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. The baby’s skin was pink, he was crying, he was exactly what his mother had dreamed about. The next day the new family was scheduled to go home but before being discharged the mother told the nurse that the baby was not eating and that he was not as pink as when he was born.
Obama Administration Making Strides in Health Care IT, but Still Work to Be Done
Huffington Post by Joel White
February 14, 2013
In today’s political environment, President Obama and health care are synonymous with the Affordable Care Act. But there are many more aspects to President Obama’s health care agenda that are often drowned out by partisan rhetoric.
Change laws to make better use of health care tech
The Marietta Daily Journal by Sharon Cooper
November 28, 2012
Despite thought-provoking and seemingly endless debates, never ending pundit analysis and constant pontification by the candidates in the recent election cycle, Americans are still left with many unanswered questions and concerns about a variety of important issues.
Medical professionals need technology
By Daniel Stonecipher, CEO and President, IMMERSIVx
September 26, 2012
Imagine this scenario: While driving from New Hampshire to Massachusetts, you are stopped at the border and told that your New Hampshire license is not valid.
On 5/7, the coalition issued a press release on its Meaningful Use comment letter that was picked up in 8 publications including Yahoo!, Boston Globe, Kansas City Star and The Miami Herald. The press release was viewed over a 1,000 times online.
On 5/8, the Health IT Now Coalition was quoted in the BNA piece “HIMMS Calls for Revised Stage 2 Timeline, Supports CMS Patient Engagement Criteria.
Americans are familiar with electronic records: We check our bank statements online, order prescriptions online, pay our bills online. Most Americans are well aware of the convenience and security of electronic records, yet there is not a single, comprehensive, interoperable electronic medical records system.
A new report that will be published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine found that just 1.5% of U.S. acute care hospitals have a comprehensive electronic health record system in place, while 7.6% of acute care hospitals are using a basic EHR system, Reuters reports.
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The law provides $22.8 billion in funding incentives through the Department of Health and Human Services for the adoption, use, maintenance, training, education and research for health information technology (HIT).
The Wall Street Journal
by Jacob Goldstein