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As the industry lurches toward automation spurred on by the HITECH Act, reading the tea leaves on meaningful use is becoming all important. To provide a snapshot of where the industry stands, HIMSS Analytics has released a report. Recently, HCI Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra had a chance to talk with the author, Mike Davis, about healthcare's all-consuming quest to collect the stimulus funds.
For years now, CCHIT has been the only certification game in town. But recommendations from the federal HIT Policy Committee indicate that CCHIT will not be able to perform its dual roles. The committee also encouraged others to get into the testing game, and after a few months of silence, CCHIT's first competitor has emerged - the Austin, Texas-based Drummond Group. Anthony Guerra spoke with CEO Rik Drummond about his decision to enter this evolving market.
Never before has the ambulatory EHR landscape been of such importance to the acute-care CIO. With the relaxation of Stark a few years ago, some savvy health systems began underwriting EMRs to independent practice in their areas. Most now realize that integrating with local physicians, and the guaranteed patient flow they constitute, is all-important to maintaining a robust market presence in the coming decades. To learn more about how HITECH and Stark are effecting ambulatory EHR vendors, Anthony Guerra caught up with NextGen's Pat Cline.
Somerset Medical Center is a nationally accredited, 355-bed regional medical center, providing a variety of emergency, medical/surgical and rehabilitative services to Central New Jersey residents. The organization's 650-member medical and dental staff represents all major medical and surgical specialties. To learn more about the novel governance structure at the hospital, Anthony Guerra recently interviewed Dave Dyer.