Alicia Morton | May 12, 2011
The modernization of health care through information technology calls for a much larger workforce than the one we currently have that will be required to help providers and hospitals make meaningful use of health information technology (health IT) including electronic health records (EHRs). In fact, there is a projected shortfall of approximately 51,000 qualified health IT workers over the next four years.Read Full Post.
Dr. Doug Fridsma | May 2, 2011
Recently, colleagues have raised questions about pending state legislation related to electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) and in particular the concept of electronic prior authorization (ePA) for medications. We thought it would be helpful to discuss what we know about the current state of e-prescribing and ePA. E-prescribing provides significant advantages in contrast to its paper analog. Coupled with other complementary technologies, such as drug-drug interaction checking, e-prescribing can improve patient safety, increase prescribing accuracy and efficiency, and lower costs by notifying providers of generic or preferred drug list alternatives.Read Full Post.
Chitra Mohla | April 27, 2011
My most heart-felt congratulations to 2011’s first graduates of ONC’s national Community College Consortia Health IT workforce training program!Read Full Post.
Dr. Gretchen LeFever | April 20, 2011
As part of a series on the Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Professionals Program, this blog post highlights the activities and accomplishments of the students and community colleges in Region E.Read Full Post.
Kay Gooding | April 13, 2011
As part of a series on the Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Professionals Program, this blog post highlights the activities and accomplishments of the students and community colleges in Region D.Read Full Post.