Articles By Megan Williams

  1. Healthcare IT News For VARs 2-27-15: $28 Million Earmarked For HIT Grants
    2/27/2015

    In the news, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announces $28 million in awards to state HIEs, and vendors are named in holding back healthcare IT reform.

  2. Changes In EHR Market Affect Hospital Buying
    2/26/2015

    As the U.S. healthcare environment shifts to focus on initiatives beyond EHR (electronic health records), solutions providers will need to keep their eyes on changing investment habits of healthcare providers.

  3. GAO Finds CMS Ready For ICD-10
    2/26/2015

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has declared that the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to prepare healthcare entities (providers, clearinghouses, and plans) for the implementation of ICD-10 has been sufficient.

  4. Healthcare IT News For VARs 2-20-15: Phishing Scam Born Of Anthem Breach
    2/20/2015

    In this week’s news, cybercriminals take advantage of Anthem breach fears, and the Department of Defense (DOD)’s vendor selection process faces critique.

  5. Accenture: States Using Federal Grants To Reinvest In Health IT
    2/20/2015

    The report, “It’s About My Health — Not Healthcare Or Human Services: Convergence And The Future Of Person-Centered Health And Human Services” presents the results of an analysis of State Health Innovation Plans (SHIPs).

  6. Is EHR Tracking For Your Healthcare IT Clients Ethical?
    2/20/2015

    Tracking former patients through EHRs can be helpful to the progressing medical students, but is it ethical?

  7. FDA Approves First Diabetes-Related App
    2/20/2015

    Diabetes apps just got a lot more useful on a clinical level.

  8. Survey Points To Leveraging Mobile In Healthcare
    2/18/2015

    A report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, takes a look at the impact of mobile technology across the international healthcare environment. It involves a survey of 144 industry leaders in both public and private healthcare, biotech, pharma, and medical devices. Some of the highlights you will find most interesting are below.

  9. The Future Of EHR: The Vendor’s Perspective
    2/18/2015

    Advisory.com addresses post-implementation strategy, the implications for IT, layers of optimal EHR (electronic health records) use, and other topics in their informative interview with Dr. Glenn Tobin, CEO of Crimson.

  10. AAFP: EHRs Are Failing Your Healthcare IT Clients And Their Patients
    2/16/2015

    Physicians have been heavily impacted by the advent of electronic health records, and one of their premier professional organizations has taken the stance that the industry-changing technology is doing them a disservice.

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