By Jeff Rowe 05:54 am April 14, 2011
The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) has partnered with an e-prescribing solutions vendor to be able to offer its 45,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the country access to DrFirst's technology offerings.
By Jeff Rowe 05:50 am April 13, 2011
Healthcare providers are reportedly flocking to social media as a marketing channel. If this is a trend, is there any synergy between social media adoption and EHR adoption?
By Jeff Rowe 06:41 am April 12, 2011
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) recently signed on seven hospitals, nine medical practices and four community mental health centers to share patient data through its health information exchange platform.
By Jeff Rowe 05:34 am April 11, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has named Farzad Mostashari, MD, the new national coordinator. As most in the industry know, Mostashari was the deputy under former ONC head David Blumenthal, MD, when Blumenthal took over in the summer of 2009.
By Jeff Rowe 04:18 am April 08, 2011
While having a fully integrated EHR is important to most healthcare organizations, there are some very tangible and distinct challenges faced by mental health organizations when implementing EHR technology.  
By Patty Enrado 02:14 pm April 07, 2011
If you build or create something, wouldn't you take into account ease of use? It is unfathomable then that most EHR vendors do not systematically conduct EHR usability testing, according to Jiajie Zhang, who is overseeing a federal research project on the science of EHR usability in the SHARP program.
By Jeff Rowe 04:06 am April 07, 2011
In yesterday's blog I talked about the EHR usability factor. After reading an article in the American Medical News, I'm compelled to remain with this topic for today.
By Jeff Rowe 05:03 am April 05, 2011
The Dept. of Health and Human Services released its proposed regulations for accountable care organizations (ACOs). It's no surprise that HHS has aligned the federal programs for health IT adoption with ACOs.
By Jeff Rowe 04:39 am April 04, 2011
The Secretaries of the Veterans Affairs and Defense, Eric Shinseki and Robert Gates, respectively, have agreed to develop a common EHR platform that will serve both departments.  Making the announcement is easier said than done, even if it is coming from the top of the food chain.
By Diana Manos 08:30 pm April 01, 2011
There is a rumor out there that Google is planning on dropping Google Health, its personal health record platform. I’m going to go out on a limb here, and say it is highly unlikely the rumor is true, in my honest opinion (IMHO).

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