Electronic Health Record (EHR)

By Diana Manos 12:25 pm June 12, 2012
With the May 7 closing of the comment period on the proposed rule for meaningful use Stage 2, stakeholders weighed in. Many wrote the rules were asking too much.
By Diana Manos 11:37 am June 12, 2012
This past April, the federal government announced the names of 27 healthcare organizations nationwide that will be part of a brand new Medicare Shared Savings Program. If the doctors and other providers in one of the newly selected accountable care organizations (ACOs) are able to lower costs and improve care, they will reap financial rewards. Yet...
By Healthcare IT News 11:15 am June 12, 2012
HIMSS Analytics has released a new EMR Adoption Model, focused on ambulatory facilities. The Ambulatory EMR Adoption Model (A-EMRAM) tracks IT adoption in more than 28,000 ambulatory facilities in the HIMSS Analytics Database.
By Mike Miliard 10:48 am June 12, 2012
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released two toolsets, one for small physician practices and one for independent pharmacies, meant to help support e-prescribing implementation.
By Eric Wicklund 10:19 am June 12, 2012
AirStrip Technologies and Palomar Health in San Diego are collaborating to launch a vendor-neutral platform that would allow healthcare providers to access a wide range of patient information sources from smartphones and tablets.
By Patty Enrado 09:43 am June 12, 2012
Catholic Health Initiatives is partnering with Orion Health to build an enterprise-wide HIE that will enable physicians and clinicians to access patient records across its 100 facilities in 19 states. Once connected, CHI plans to link to statewide HIEs in states where its 76 hospitals are located.
By Bernie Monegain 10:18 am June 11, 2012
Some of the nation's top healthcare CEOs have issued a 10-item checklist for spurring high-value healthcare that includes health IT best practices.
By Bernie Monegain 10:16 am June 08, 2012
The Premier healthcare alliance will connect more than 100,000 healthcare providers in what Premier calls the world's largest healthcare community to share knowledge, data, best practices and decision support.
By Mike Miliard 10:44 am June 07, 2012
The New York eHealth Collaborative and the New York State Department of Health announced Wednesday that three regional health information organizations and three health information exchange vendors will participate in the Statewide Health Information Network of New York.
By Mary Mosquera 09:24 am June 07, 2012
Another milestone: The Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record program has paid out $5.58 billion to 110,650 physicians and hospitals in total program estimates through May 2012.

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