Molly Merrill

Molly Merrill is the Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News. She covers physician practice IT issues and national breaking news.

By Molly Merrill 10:26 am January 18, 2013
Meaningful use has unintentionally shifted the market's attention away from child health electronic health records (EHRs), according to Feliciano "Pele" Yu, Jr., MD, chief medical information officer at St. Louis Children's Hospital. However, this has not stopped advocates from working to get pediatric functionality into EHRs through innovative...
By Molly Merrill 04:19 pm December 05, 2011
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) called on the Department of Health and Human Services in July to withdraw its proposed HIPAA “accounting of disclosures” rule, due to the burden it would put on practices to provide such a report – and the possibility that it might deter them from implementing new technology.
By Molly Merrill 11:12 am December 05, 2011
When Apple introduced its much-anticipated iPad 2 in March, the event featured a video in which John Halamka, MD, chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, highlighted the clinical uses of the new technology.
By Molly Merrill 11:12 am December 05, 2011
When Apple introduced its much-anticipated iPad 2 in March, the event featured a video in which John Halamka, MD, chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, highlighted the clinical uses of the new technology.
By Molly Merrill 10:34 am December 05, 2011
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal, MD, in February that he would down from his post in the spring and return to Harvard.
By Molly Merrill 10:15 am December 05, 2011
Maine’s culture is to “get things done.” And when it comes to improving the quality of care there – as its director of the Office of the State Coordinator for HIT, James Leonard, told Healthcare IT News in January – the Pine Tree State has positioned itself well.
By Molly Merrill 12:26 pm November 03, 2011
There are plenty of rumors circulating about when Apple will release the iPad 3, but most reports indicate we won’t see it until 2012. Physicians, –along with the rest of us, are eagerly awaiting its release – and doctors interviewed by Healthcare It News have some strong opinions on the specifications they’d like to see in the device.
By Molly Merrill 11:48 am November 03, 2011
Two separate studies, released within weeks of one another, point to the fact that physicians are entering the online space professionally.
By Molly Merrill 04:31 pm November 01, 2011
Google and Yahoo were cited by 46 percent of physicians in a recent survey as a frequent source of information used to diagnose, treat and care for patients.
By Molly Merrill 03:16 pm November 01, 2011
Two mobile phone applications, Circle of 6 and On Watch, were chosen as winners of the government's Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge on Tuesday.

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