Health IT Resources and Downloads for Your Digital Reader

Health IT References and White Papers Worthy of a Read

The Internet is great for looking up and getting answers on the spot. The Internet is also good if you have the time to spend researching and reading. But there are times when you just don’t have access but you have the time to catch up on that reading. Here are some reference and white papers to download to your digital readers that are worth a read. The file formats are all PDF.

The Bloor Group is an analyst company established as an alternative approach to technology analysis, that leverages media and new media. Owners and founder Eric Kavanagh and Robin Bloor, PhD have published, Companies & Technologies to Watch in 2013.

Cyber Data Risk Managers LLC, is an Independent Insurance Agency specializes in Data Privacy, Cyber Liability risk, D&O insurance and (IP) Intellectual Property protection. They published this year’s 2013 Data Privacy, Informatio Seccurity and Cyber Insurance Trends. In this publicaation they asked top industry experts their thoughts on what they think, feel and should happen in 2013 and what steps can be taken to mitigate data privacy and security risk. They also asked several experts for their thoughts on the “good, bad and ugly of why organizations may or may not be rushing to purchase cyber insurance.”

Dr. Harry Greenspun is currently a Senior Advisor on Healthcare Transformation and Technology for Deloitte where he advises the health care, life sciences, and government clients on health IT and clinical transformation issues. He is now taking on the growing impact of mobile health in the industry. Check out Harry on MU Live! discussing mHealth. Read Deloitte’s mHealth in an mWorld: How mobile technology is transforming health care.

The Executive Summary states: From August to October 2012, Universal Survey collected feedback on the EHR experiences of specialists in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, dermatology, and cardiology. The objective was to produce an unbiased evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of EHRs based on the point of view of the specialists using them. The study measured feedback during the Meaningful Use Stage 1 reporting period, when practices nationwide were meeting detailed government requirements. Download Univeral Survey’s, 2012 EHR Assessment for Ambulatory Specialists for the full report.

National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is a public-private partnership that enables secure and interoperable nationwide health information exchange to advance health and improve health care. NeHC was established through a grant from the ONC and is led by some of the nation’s most respected thought leaders in healthcare and health IT. NeHC’s Health Information Exchange Roadmap: The Landscape and a Path Forward offers stakeholders a clear picture of efforts being undertaken by both the public and private sectors to create and implement the key building blocks that will allow for truly interoperable HIE.

When you think of bar codes and hospitals you have to think wristbands. Zebra Technolgies is a leading supplier of bar code technology in the healthcare space. Maximizing patient safety and improving the quality of care is the ultimate goal for healthcare providers. Download their Wristband best practices: Wristband Best Practices for Closed-Loop Applications and Processes.

See also these CMS User Guides and HIT Planners for download.