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March 26, 2014

A whisper on a scream


By: Mike Fadden, MD, CMO, Maryland Healthy Weighs and CMO, Cerner CommunityWorks

I recall a headline in the Wall Street Journal about 10 years ago declaring Type 2 diabetes can be cured with bariatric surgery. I cringed. A new study or review seems to appear weekly supporting the surgical approach. I cringe each time I see them.... Read full story


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March 19, 2014

EHR adoption rates in the U.S.


By: Cerner Corporation

The map above shows EHR adoption rates by state for office-based physicians. North Dakota, Minnesota and Massachusetts lead the country in adoption rate, while New Jersey, Connecticut and Nevada trail. In total, 9 states are above the national average for EHR adoption and 9 fall below average.... Read full story


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December 09, 2013

The impact of mobile technology on patient safety and better outcomes


By: Don Bisbee, senior vice president, Cerner

With the proliferation of mobile devices and mobile applications in the health care industry, one significant advantage to the explosion of mobile health is the ability to deliver care more efficiently and improve patient safety.... Read full story


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September 26, 2013

Why I became an ONC HIT Fellow


By: Douglas Ashinsky, MD, Warren Internal Medicine

I am one of 28 people in the United States who has earned the title of Office of the National Controller Information Technology Health Information Technology Fellow – ONC Health IT Fellow for short. Our goal is to help promote health IT in the medical field, and to help the ONC improve its Meaningful Use guidelines.... Read full story


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August 09, 2013

What you missed at Ambulatory Summit 2013


By: Shellee Spring, senior vice president, Cerner Ambulatory

We just wrapped up our 2013 Ambulatory Summit with record attendance here in Kansas City with clients from 25 states. We know 80 percent of patient care happens in physician practices, and began this annual event several years ago based on client demand.... Read full story


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February 27, 2013

Why you should pay attention to HIMSS13


By: Christopher H. Tashjian, MD, President, River Falls, Ellsworth and Spring Valley Medical Clinics

As physicians, we are always pulled in different directions. The patient needs my undivided attention at the same time my wife needs my undivided attention, but not before my nurse needs my attention because the electric company needs my attention. (Stop me if I’m describing a typical Saturday.)... Read full story


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Tags: HIMSS13


October 16, 2012

The importance of usability in health IT


By: Cerner Corporation

spoke with Mike Nill, chief operating officer, and Troy Tetzlaff, senior director of development improvement, about Cerner’s focus on usability and how we’re incorporating usability design bst practices when we work with clients to design effective solutions.... Read full story


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February 09, 2012

HIMSS12: Why my patients love my EHR system


By: Christopher H. Tashjian, MD, President, River Falls, Ellsworth and Spring Valley Medical Clinics

As a family physician in a small rural community, I’m not in the thick of the debates over health information technology. But I know something that policy-makers in Washington need to know – and consumers across the country, as well.

My patients love their electronic health records (EHRs)! They totally understand how EHRs are improving their care, making it safer and more effective. A year ago, they wouldn’t have known to ask if we were using an EHR system. But since our practice implemented them, they see the difference – and they want more.

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November 03, 2011

The magic triangle of patient care


By: David Voran, MD

As EHR adoption continues to accelerate, more and more physicians will have access to a computer (desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.) when they engage in patient care. Ideally, having such a device in the exam room should benefit the patient more than the physician. The idea is to engage them with their care and their health data.... Read full story


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October 26, 2011

The journey to becoming a patient-centered medical home


By: Gregory Kiray, MD

At Indiana University Medical Group, we’re really proud to have eight sites that have achieved level 3 Medical Home certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. A Patient-Centered Medical Home is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care. It facilitates partnerships between individuals as patients and their personal providers while providing better access to health care and increasing satisfaction. A medical home is a sophisticated primary care practice where technology is utilized with services to enhance the doctor-patient relationship and bring additional teammates into the care of patients.... Read full story


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