Tucson Medical Center has been awarded the highest level of achievement (Stage 7) of its EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) by HIMSS Analytics. EMRAM is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. As of June 15, Tucson Medical Center is one of 57 hospitals, or 1 percent of the more than 5,000 hospitals […]
To many, Boston is the center of the HIT universe. And to put an even finer point on it, Partners HealthCare is often thought of as the center of that center. With the departure of long-time corporate CIO John Glaser, and a complete reevaluation of the organization’s application landscape, Partners certainly is a time of […]
Sounds like you’re a new father. Congratulations! Your rough morning also probably explains the “reckless” advice concerning precautions for clinical implementation projects. I’m referring to your suggestion about building fat into every budget and timeline. In most organizations, 10 to 15% constitutes a reasonable buffer and anything more than that may raise questions about the competence of the project team’s estimating abilities. Worse, it may even lead stakeholders to question the integrity of the project team—that they overstated their estimates to look good.
Other than a major focus on Meaningful Use and clinical systems, security concerns are a top priority, with one third of respondents (34 percent) saying an internal breach was their top worry in that area, and nearly one-quarter (23 percent) said their organization had a security breach in the past year, according to 21st Annual […]
While you might think a HIMSS Analytics Stage Six hospital sees the interim MU regulation as child’s play, think again. That’s because even though the hospital may be able to handle what’s being required, helping the local docs meet their criteria is looking to be a very tall order. The most troubling aspect of MU […]