|Does The HIT Stimulus Money Mean Smooth Sailing – Or Rough Seas?|
The cheerleading is fast and furious. The federal government and various medical organizations continue to hail the nearly $19 billion health information technology portion of President Obama's economic stimulus as the catalyst needed to break down barriers to widespread use of electronic health records. Yet there's an undercurrent of caution among providers, HIT entrepreneurs and the popular media. Click Here for More ...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD
|Urgent and Emergent|
Nation's Trauma & Emergency System Nears Breaking Point
Congress is currently considering two pieces of legislation that many leaders in trauma care and emergency medicine consider a lifeline for their respective specialties. Without intervention, these professionals fear a time will come when a call for emergency care cannot be answered. Click Here for More ...
Provider Associations Join Together to Optimize Outcomes, Quality
Transitioning patients through the care spectrum creates a unique set of concerns and challenges for providers. To reduce hospital readmissions and address quality of care issues as patients move between inpatient and outpatient settings, six professional associations have joined forces to develop a set of consensus standards. Click Here for More ...