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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The joint electronic health record for the Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments will in effect be open source when it is complete, according to a senior VA official, who provided more details about how that will occur.
September 2, 2011
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Hospitals appearing in the August online ranking of U.S. News Best Hospitals 2011-12 used HIMSS Analytics' Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) scale to select the top 140 hospitals. All hospitals on the list rank at Stage 6 or Stage 7 on the EMRAM.
September 2, 2011
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Greenway Medical Technologies announced the availability of its remote clinical and financial solution, PrimeMOBILE, as a native application for Apple's iPad and iPad2. PrimeMOBILE integrates functionality accessed on handheld devices directly with Greenway's single-database EHR, practice management and interoperability solution PrimeSUITE 2011.
September 1, 2011
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Verizon has announced a suite of new features for its cloud-based healthcare identity services, supporting identity standards for accessing EHRs and health information exchanges, as well as credentials for e-prescribing.
September 1, 2011
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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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