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Government & Policy

By Mike Miliard 11:03 am March 24, 2014
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has launched a dozen projects that will develop strategies and suggestions for various facets of Stage 3 meaningful use.
By Chris Nerney 10:53 am March 24, 2014
A representative from one of the two EHR vendors tapped to take part in the federal Designated Test EHR Program says the early going has been challenging.
By Madelyn Kearns 10:13 am March 24, 2014
With all the emphasis on EHR documentation, doctors are sometimes buried in their laptops while they see patients. One app provider has found a way to change all that.
By Tom Sullivan 08:02 am March 24, 2014
Federal executives are showing signs that they're aware of Big Data's promise and that they are prepared to move forward, even though a relatively small percentage have initiatives already underway.
By Anthony Brino 03:26 pm March 21, 2014
The ONCer behind the regional extension program leaves the health IT community wondering about his and the program's future, along with a very bold prediction to track over the next decade.
By Tom Sullivan 02:46 pm March 21, 2014
Some 75 percent of healthcare professionals put their own employees atop the list of security concerns. Is anyone else surprised by how small that number is?
By Diana Manos 11:31 am March 21, 2014
In the recent release of its strategic plan, the Department of Health and Human Services named IT among its top priorities, specifically the EHR incentive program.
By Roger S. Foster 08:16 am March 21, 2014
Digital health is changing just about everything and making it more difficult for stand-alone hospitals to survive, let alone thrive.
By Anthony Brino 03:13 pm March 20, 2014
It may be simply designed, but that may be the point: the ONC's popHealth tool could drastically simplify a process that still trips up providers.
By Tom Sullivan 08:10 am March 20, 2014
A look at 6 legends that a large percentage of Americans have heard of, and some even believe in the face of mere common sense.

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