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HCIT News of the week: Desktops for docs; Healthcare options for 20-somethings; Why healthcare pays more for IT; New ACOs unveiled; Top HIEs by IDC

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on topics of interest with our clients.  Here are some recent highlights:Desktops still dominate at physician officesEmily Berry of American Medical News interviewed Pediatric hospitalist Rishi Agrawal, MD, MPH of La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago who said, “Sometimes you have to do a lot of multitasking, so you n ...

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Healthcare IT Week in Review: ACOs on the rise, Financial Perspectives on Healthcare, and Mobile Phones for Clinicians and Consumers

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on topics of interest with our clients. Here are some recent highlights:Obamacare's Medicare Attracts 89 New ACOsBruce Japsen of Forbes reported that the voluntary new healthcare delivery system that rewards doctors and hospitals for working together to improve quality is surpassing early goals in the Medicare health insurance progr ...

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Docs debate health reform, drive ACO growth; Medicaid expansion in states’ hands; Choosing an HIE; Cloud computing growth and more!

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on topics of interest with our clients. Even with a short work week, the news did not stop flowing. The conversation continues about the Supreme Court’s decision on health reform.  Here are a few stories about that and other headlines.Medicaid Expansion Now in States' Hands Margaret Tocknell of Health Leaders Media writes abou ...

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Healthcare IT trends of the week: The Supreme Court votes in favor of Obamacare, debates continue; 2,600 physicians linked in new database; doctors adopt and adapt to IT; medical apps under FDA scrutiny

Each day, the Schwartz MSL Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on topics of interest with our clients. It goes without saying that the big news of the week was the Supreme Court’s decision largely upholding the healthcare law.  Here are a few stories about that and other headlines.Anna Wilde Mathews and others at the Wall Street Journal teamed up to write, “For Health Se ...

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Public vs. Private HIEs – the debate in healthcare continues

by Sarah BianchiAs federal incentives continue to drive the electronic storage and exchange of patient health records, more and more providers – from large national health systems to small town solo physician practices – are signing onto health information exchanges (HIEs). While few disagree with the value of health information exchanges to improve the coordination of patient care, a debate rag ...

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Healthcare IT trends of the week: too many patients, too little time; the mHealth wave; new data standard for HIEs; ACO growth

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on topics of interest to our clients. Following is a glimpse at some of the stories from the past week:Too many patients, too little timeKevin B. O'Reilly at American Medical News reported on a survey by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality which found that physicians, nurses and clerical support staffers in medical offices say ...

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What’s the Buzz at AHIP’s Institute 2012

Today is the final day of AHIP’s Institute 2012 in Salt Lake City. Clients in the Schwartz MSL Healthcare IT practice, as well as journalists, look forward to this show to get the latest industry buzz. This is a time of big change for healthcare, and decisions that will shape the next phase of the industry are looming -- The SCOTUS decision on health care reform. The Presidential election. Compli ...

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Apres SCOTUS, le deluge?

As the country awaits the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), we wonder about and try to predict the consequences.  Right now, we have more questions than answers: Will the healthcare industry be relieved of more regulations and paperwork? Will things get easier? More difficult? Stay the same? Who will be impacted and how? Will the ruling result ...

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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch: No waiting for SCOTUS; Barriers to meeting Meaningful Use; Collaboration for care coordination; Value of mobile health and Technology’s role in healthcare

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on topics of interest to our clients. Following is a glimpse at some of the stories from the past week:No Time to WaitNina Bernstein wrote a piece in the New York Times titled, “Hospitals Aren’t Waiting for Verdict on Healthcare Law.” She reports that administrators are saying that win, lose or draw in court, the polici ...

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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch: Internet use for diagnosis, the future role of the doc, hospitals going green

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on topics of interest to our clients. Following is a glimpse at some of the stories from the past week:Using the Internet for DiagnosesA survey by Wolters Kluwer concluded that both consumers and healthcare professionals are turning to the Internet for information about diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.  The survey also ...

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Healthcare IT Trends in Review, Week of 5/28 – 6/1: healthcare IT spending up while healthcare spending down, HIE and population health

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on topics of interest to our clients. Following is a glimpse at some of the most relevant stories from the past week: Erin McCann reported in Healthcare IT News about a recent Black Book HIE survey which projects that healthcare IT industry spending will triple by 2014. Despite these projections, the majority of U.S. hospitals (80 p ...

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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch, Week of 5/21 – 5/25

    Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on the latest industry trends. Following is a glimpse at some of the most relevant story highlights from the past week:As a part of its annual Healthcare Informatics 100 issue, featuring a unique compilation of the top IT vendor companies in healthcare by revenue, Jennifer Prestigiacomo also profiles a few of the ...

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