Electronic Health Record (EHR)

By Mike Miliard 08:03 am April 27, 2012
eClinicalWorks announced the opening of its new location in Chicago, which officials say will provide a central U.S. presence and help it focus on implementation of its electronic health records in the Midwest. Currently, the company is headquartered in Westborough, Mass., and has additional offices in New York, California and Georgia.
By Diana Manos 03:40 pm April 26, 2012
The changes taking place in U.S. healthcare as a result of rapid healthcare IT adoption leave the nation's health IT chief Farzad Mostashari optimistic -- especially about improving quality, he told the audience at a meeting of the National Quality Forum Thursday, as he urged: "Keep our eyes on the prize."
By Bernie Monegain 03:17 pm April 26, 2012
The New York eHealth Collaborative, the New York City Investment Fund and the New York State Department of Health have launched a $4.2 million program to foster health IT innovation and create 1,500 new jobs in the state.
By John W. Loonsk, MD 02:05 pm April 26, 2012
Just in time to consider for comments on ONC's proposed rule on meaningful use Stage 2 (comment period ends May 7), John Loonsk, MD, makes a case for data transfer standards more functional than SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) called for in MU Stage 2 - Loonsk describes SMTP as a "dead end."
By Bernie Monegain 10:31 am April 26, 2012
The fastest sales growth and heaviest competition in the EMR market is in products sold to physicians, particularly solutions sold over the Internet, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information.
By Bernie Monegain 10:02 am April 26, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Harris Corp. an $80.3 million contract for a project aimed to make the world's largest healthcare systems -- the VA and Department of Defense -- interoperable.
By Eric Wicklund 09:14 am April 26, 2012
For years, the compelling argument for telemedicine has been that it allows patients to access doctors at anytime and from any place. Now doctors are finding that they can use telemedicine platforms to improve -- and in some cases expand -- their practice.
By Diana Manos 09:49 am April 25, 2012
There was a readiness gap between what physicians thought they could do and what they were eligible to do to collect meaningful use incentives last year, a new study finds.
By Mary Mosquera 09:47 am April 25, 2012
The Hawaii Island Beacon Community is spearheading a practice redesign program for up to 30 independent primary care physician practices into patient-centered medical homes (PCMH).
By Bernie Monegain 02:56 pm April 24, 2012
Kate Berry, CEO of the National eHealth Collaborative, which recently released a roadmap for establishing and operating successful health information exchanges (see page XX), figures she caught the healthcare bug from her family. Her parents met in a hospital. Her mother, a dietician, ran the cafeteria and later did public health research. At the...

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