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By Frank Irving 10:04 am November 13, 2014
Electronic health records have seen encouraging uptake among office-based physicians in recent years, with eight in 10 now having at least a basic EHR in place. But what do these doctors really think about how health IT works at the point of care? Their frank opinions may surprise you.
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By Eric Wicklund 11:03 am October 17, 2014
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is the founder and director of the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare in Boston, talks with mHealth News Editor Eric Wicklund about the progress made in mobile health technology, and the challenges remaining.
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By Mike Miliard 10:54 am September 25, 2014
Most accountable care organizations have health information technology in place to improve quality and lower costs, but many say difficulties with data exchange are keeping them from reaching their potential.
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By Eric Wicklund 09:53 am June 27, 2014
Despite the bad press the Department of Veterans Affairs has received in recent weeks, officials are seeing marked success from their telehealth programs, which have enabled the agency to treat more veterans, reduce hospital admissions and save some serious money.
By Anthony Brino 11:25 am June 10, 2014
Widespread use of advanced comparative effectiveness and large-scale monitoring may still be a bit far off. But they are on the horizon, and headway is being made.
By Mike Miliard 06:37 am May 14, 2014
The promise of mHealth technology is almost limitless. But both inside and outside the hospital, providers are finding the tricky part is figuring out the best and most effective ways to unlock it.
By Mike Miliard 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Everybody uses mobile devices, but no one is still quite sure how to make the most of them.
UPMC telemedicine program tapped for medical consults in Afghanistan
By Bernie Monegain 06:29 am February 19, 2014
Onsite Occupational Health and Safety has tapped UPMC to provide second opinions and medical consultations in Afghanistan via telemedicine services.
By Anthony Brino 10:02 am February 10, 2014
The ONC's Meaningful Use Workgroup will submit draft recommendations for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program on Feb. 14. So far, the workgroup has developed a number of ideas that have consensus, but clinical quality measures may not be as easy to include in digital systems as previously thought.
By Frank Irving 01:07 pm January 27, 2014
The Connected Patient Learning Gallery, new to HIMSS14, will give attendees an up-close look at technology tools that address communication, education and transaction management aspects of provider-patient engagement.

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