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July 24, 2014 | Edmund Billings, MD
So, why is VistA CPRS the preferred choice? In a word, design. The VA built the system with two design goals: improved patient care and rapid adoptability. More

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July 24, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
No matter where you go, it seems, someone's talking up mHealth. But, a healthy wariness is in order. More
July 21, 2014 | Keith W. Boone
I hear the complaint that implementing an EHR changes their workflow from a lot of physicians and nurses. I also hear that EHR X is no good because it is just an... More
July 18, 2014 | John Halamka
The July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee included important discussions of certification for post acute care and behavior health applications, review of data... More
July 18, 2014 | Eric Wicklund
We have the nation's Most Wired Hospitals, and we also have America's Most Beautiful Hospitals. We also have national ranking system for hospitals based on... More
July 15, 2014 | Marc-Alexis Remond
How can accountable organizations succeed both in delivering high-quality care and spending healthcare dollars more wisely, so that they can share in the savings they... More

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October 18, 2011 | Jeff Rowe
One of the unpleasant truths of legislative initiatives is that, more often than not, policymakers get more than they bargained for. More
October 18, 2011 | Helen Figge
Recall in a past column we discussed a great way to expand a career reach was to network and get involved. Many times positions are identified by word of mouth and... More
October 17, 2011 | Jeff Rowe
Federal HIT policymakers have dedicated themselves to moving the healthcare sector away from paper and into the digital future. More
October 17, 2011 | James Ellis and Aaron Razavi
With uncompensated care, low Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements and incredibly large overhead costs, emergency departments (EDs) are one of the costliest sectors of a... More
October 14, 2011 | Kelly Mehler
The advocacy group Health Care for America Now has had a loud voice in the healthcare reform debate over the past three years. The company started a Tumblr blog titled... More