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By Mike Miliard 11:15 am May 21, 2013
One month after six Republican Senators published a white paper calling for a new approach to the federal meaningful use incentive program, the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association, has drafted a point-by-point response.
By Erin McCann 10:52 am May 20, 2013
The healthcare IT applications market continues to grow, according to a new Research and Markets report, which projects that by 2017 the global market will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 7 percent.
By Mike Miliard 10:56 am May 03, 2013
The latest report from KLAS shows that meager reimbursements and strained resources are posing big challenges for health systems as they try to manage post-acute care.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am April 28, 2013
This past summer, New York passed a state law that requires electronic prescribing of controlled substances by the end of 2014. By that time, every psychiatrist, dentist, and other care provider must e-prescribe – no scribbled-upon script pads allowed – as part of a larger effort to combat doctor- shopping prescription drug fraud.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am April 28, 2013
At a meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee on April 3, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, MD, and other committee members took a hard look at the CommonWell Health Alliance, a new vendor-led coalition to promote interoperability.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am April 15, 2013
With policymakers getting impatient about the vexing issue of interoperability, does the news that five big vendors are joining forces for data exchange signal a significant step forward? Or is it just a marketing ploy that will make for more walls?
commonwell
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am April 15, 2013
There was no shortage of big news made -- or announced -- at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans. As elusive as interoperability has been, the time has come, and people from every part of the industry are taking it seriously, including the CommonWell Health Alliance.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am April 15, 2013
After McKesson, Cerner, Allscripts, Greenway and athenahealth made news at HIMSS13 this past month with the launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance - putting aside their competitive instincts, for a moment, to pledge their common commitment to interoperability and data liquidity - Healthcare IT News spoke with McKesson CEO John Hammergren...
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am April 15, 2013
Allscripts reported lower than expected financial results for Q4 2012. However, on March 5, just a couple of weeks after the Q4 earnings call, Allscripts President and CEO Paul Black offered what he characterized as good news for the ailing EHR vendor - the purchase of dbMotion, focused on community health technology, and Jardogs, dedicated to...
Farzad Mostashari
By Diana Manos 09:41 am April 04, 2013
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari and the federal Health IT Policy Committee on April 3 took a hard look at a new vendor-led coalition to promote interoperability, called the CommonWell Health Alliance.

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