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 - Danny Sands

Throughout his career as a practicing physician with training and experience in clinical informatics, Danny Sands, MD, MPH, has become “increasingly appreciative of the role technology can play in the doctor/patient relationship.”

 - Stopwatch

The heads of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) spent Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. lobbying congressman on behalf of a piece of legislation that would allow providers the chance to meet Meaningful Use requirement through a shorter reporting period in 2015.

 
 - privacy and security

Last month, Community Health Systems, a large healthcare group with 206 hospitals in 29 states, became a victim of a cyber attack that resulted in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to about 4.5 million patients.

 - Money wrapped in ethernet cable

Slowly but surely, Meaningful Use attestations are increasing, according to the numbers reported at the Sept. 3 Health IT Policy Committee meeting.

 - EHR Integration

How serious a problem are EHR-related safety events?