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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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June 13, 2014 | Keith W. Boone
Several times over the past several days I've had to deal with issues of policy which were raised as problems preventing interoperability. More
June 12, 2014 | Dawn Nee
As the person responsible for the management of the hosted electronic health record and practice management system for 200 private and employed providers affiliated with... More
June 10, 2014 | Edmund Billings, MD
Over the last few weeks, access to VA healthcare for veterans has been all over the news. At the same time, the DoD is moving to procure a replacement EHR system. More
June 09, 2014 | Carl Natale
One of the reasons used to justify ICD-10 implementation is that the granular data can be used in healthcare research. More
June 05, 2014 | Tom Sullivan
Earlier this week, Karen DeSalvo, MD, sent an e-mail to ONC staffers detailing plans to restructure the office. In return, DeSalvo on Tuesday received a letter from the... More