Electronic Health Records

An electronic health record (EHR) stores all of an individual patient's information in electronic format. The record is maintained by the provider over time and may include the patient's medical history, current medications, demographics, doctor's notes and other important administrative information. Issues concerning EHRs include data exchange, privacy and security, and patient consent. The final rule for Meaningful Use, released on July 13, 2010, allows hospitals to qualify for thousands of dollars in stimulus funding for the adoption of electronic health records.

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With an estimated $1.5 billion in potential bonus payments available for radiologists who demonstrate meaningful use, authors of a new study are urging radiologists to make sure they understand what is required of them so that they don’t miss the boat.
September 1, 2011
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The government's investment in electronic health records could result in a major payoff when it comes to boosting quality of care, according to a new survey of 500 primary care physicians.
September 1, 2011
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The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday awarded $40 million in grants to public health departments across the country to help them strengthen their performance, efficiency and infrastructure, including health IT systems. The grants are also aimed at creating jobs.
September 1, 2011
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday announced changes to the Medicare Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program for calendar year 2011.
August 31, 2011
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The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association has requested that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reconsider a proposal to require the submission of patient-level data as it pilots electronic submissions of clinical quality measures.
August 31, 2011
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Numera, a Seattle-based developer of telehealth solutions designed to improve care management and outcomes for people living at home with chronic conditions, is lending its expertise to a new telehealth project in England.
August 31, 2011
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A new survey on protected health information (PHI) privacy breaches found that 70 percent of the participants had suffered one or more breaches within the last 12 months.
August 30, 2011
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A new cloud-based electronic health record is expected to make its debut in the EHR market this fall. Developed by Miami-based CareCloud, the EHR is in beta, according to the company's executive vice president Richard Lopez del Rincon, who anticipates taking clients live Oct. 1.
August 30, 2011
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Prognosis Health Information Systems has announced its acquisition of Springfield, Mo.-based Creative Healthcare Systems, which develops MedGenix, a financial management and patient accounting system.
August 30, 2011
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The IntelliVue MX40 is designed to help clinicians monitor ambulatory patients in the hospital setting, and to keep track of vital signs during patient transports.
August 30, 2011
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to make its open source agent operational and make available the software code of various applications in the electronic health records of VA and the Defense Department.
August 29, 2011
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athenahealth announced Monday it will launch the Patient-Centered Medical Home Accelerator Program, which aims to assist primary care physician groups in meeting the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s newest PCMH recognition standards.
August 29, 2011
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