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 03:56 pm September 30, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new recommendations and initiatives on Monday to support health text messaging and mobile health (mHealth) programs.
By Molly Merrill 02:02 pm September 29, 2011
HRSA released $32 million to 904 community health centers nationwide on Thursday, part of an initiative that aims at enhancing the quality and coordination of healthcare services through the patient-centered medical home.
By Molly Merrill 01:30 pm September 29, 2011
SAIC reported a data breach involving the Military Health System's electronic health records.
By Molly Merrill 12:26 pm September 29, 2011
Meaningful use expert Jim Tate has written that the Medicaid EHR incentive program reminds him of "zero entry" swimming pools: very easy to get into, with almost no barriers. Given its less stringent requirements compared to the Medicare EHR incentive program, Tate writes, he's surprised that more eligible professionals are "not jumping into this...
By Molly Merrill 12:22 pm September 29, 2011
The government's investment in electronic health records could result in a major payoff when it comes to boosting quality of care, according to new research of 500 primary care physicians.
By Molly Merrill 12:19 pm September 29, 2011
A board certified emergency physician has developed a new Web-based EHR system that he calls a hybrid because although it is free for physicians its personal health record component puts patients at its core.
By Molly Merrill 12:13 pm September 29, 2011
A unique summer program, which paired physicians at Mount Nittany Medical Center with pre-med students at Penn State, has proved to be successful in coaching doctors on EMR use and giving students a real-life experience in a hospital setting.
By Molly Merrill 12:00 pm September 29, 2011
The largest urban health simulation and training facility of its kind opened last month at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital Center.
By Molly Merrill 09:44 am September 29, 2011
Future doctors in Canada expect to produce efficiencies in healthcare delivery by expanding the use of electronic medical records in their practice, according to a new survey.
By Molly Merrill 09:13 am September 29, 2011
TRICARE, which provides civilian health benefits for military personnel, military retirees and their dependents, announced on Wednesday that Science Applications International has reported a data breach involving personally identifiable and protected health information (PII/PHI) impacting an estimated 4.9 million military clinic and hospital...

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