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Named one of the most wired healthcare organizations by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine, Memorial Healthcare is implementing OnBase, Hyland Software’s enterprise content management (ECM) solution, to automate the electronic capture and access of information across their patient care delivery system, including acute, ambulatory and home-health services.
October 31, 2013
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athenahealth's Best-in-KLAS EHR and Practice Management Services Selected to Provide Nimble and Proven Option for Independent Physicians Across the Rush Health Network
October 23, 2013
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Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Artemis Health Group, Inc. has selected its Health Language applications to promote clinical documentation, regulatory compliance and interoperability in the Artemis suite of OB-GYN electronic health record, practice management and patient engagement solutions.
September 5, 2013
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Athenahealth, Inc. a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record, practice management, and care coordination, today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Primary Care Development Corporation, a leading non-profit organization supporting primary care, to deliver unmatched technology and consulting services to primary care providers in underserved communities.
August 23, 2013
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U.S. consumers are playing a growing role in healthcare, as both patients and consumers of healthcare. Fueled by the requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2, with a deadline of May 2014, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services healthcare reform efforts, provider organizations, clinicians and payers are seeing the importance of empowering patients to take charge of their healthcare through the use of health IT.
June 26, 2013
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Mount Sinai Queens has been recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, or HIMSS, for reaching "Stage 6" status on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, making it one of only 518 of the more than 5,300 U.S. hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics and who have reached that status.
June 26, 2013
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CureMD and Mitochon Systems Inc., announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby CureMD will become the exclusive provider of SMART Cloud EMR, PM and billing services for the entire Mitochon user base.
June 20, 2013
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Merge Healthcare Incorporated (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that St. Mary's Healthcare System has selected Merge's iConnect Access and iConnect Enterprise Archive to support their enterprise imaging strategy.
June 18, 2013
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Replaces Existing System With Merge Solutions for Information and Image Management.
May 21, 2013
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In the year since the first NYeC gala, there have been revolutionary advancements in health IT throughout New York and across the nation. On Monday, October 15th, five champions of health IT will be highlighted at the second gala and award ceremony.
September 28, 2012
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Aetna and Hunterdon HealthCare Partners have announced a new accountable care agreement that will improve the quality and cost of patient care, helping members and plan sponsors save money.
July 19, 2012
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MEDSEEK, the industry's only provider of the optimal 360-degree online healthcare experience, has announced its engagement to develop and deploy a fully integrated patient experience for Orlando Health.
August 11, 2011
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When Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell snagged national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, to help in the Ebola fight, neither entity said whether she would return to ONC or stay on as acting assistant secretary at HHS over the long term. It turns out that she will continue her ONC work in several ways even while assigned to the Ebola detail.
October 28, 2014
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The American Medical Association released a statement Monday that points to the organization's concern over the recent departure of key leaders from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The ONC exits most recently include the coordinator herself, Karen DeSalvo, MD.
October 28, 2014
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The exodus of top-tier ONC leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, was stepping out of her post on Thursday, word came down that Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, MD, would depart the agency as well, leaving in November.
October 24, 2014
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"I've never seen this level of frustration in our membership, as I have in the past six to eight months or so," says MGMA Senior Policy Advisor Robert Tennant. "It's not just meaningful use. But that is certainly one of the catalysts."
October 23, 2014
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs, and Health Level Seven International are working together to promote a standardized approach for exchanging healthcareinformation and to highlight the importance of developing and adopting standards to achieve interoperability.
October 17, 2014
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Charles Jaffe, MD, CEO of standards organization HL7, came away from the joint meeting of the federal Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards committees earlier this week, thinking that the industry could move faster on interoperability. And HL7 has just the thing to change the game.
October 17, 2014
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A coalition of healthcare associations today called on HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to revamp the meaningful use program. "Without changes to the MU program and a new emphasis for interoperable EHRs/EMRs systems and HIT infrastructure, we believe that the opportunity to leverage these technologies will not be realized," the organizations wrote.
October 15, 2014
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Stage 2 of meaningful use is supposed to be about interoperability of data, with electronic records flowing securely between sites as needed to help hospitals and doctors provide better care. But the number of attestations to Stage 2 has been anemic, and there is plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting true interoperability is a long way off.
October 13, 2014
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Health IT infrastructure has made significant progress in recent years, with EHR adoption among hospitals and physicians growing. However, the development of health information exchanges and interoperability - needed to provide more effective care - still has a long way to go.
October 10, 2014
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will reopen the submission period for meaningful use hardship exception applications.
October 7, 2014
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Even as it competes with the many showy distractions Las Vegas has to offer, the upcoming MGMA conference will be zeroing in on the complex and challenging issues facing physicians and practice managers today.
October 7, 2014
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HIMSS executives this week had three big messages for the Department of Health and Human Services and newcomer chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell: They want to see serious changes with meaningful use, interoperability and clinical quality measures.
October 2, 2014
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The clinical integration model encourages health care organizations to deliver value to patients and reduce overuse. Read this whitepaper to learn more about the three factors that are making the clinical integration model important for health care organizations.
October 7, 2013
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Payment reform has long been discussed in health care, as escalating costs have spurred calls for changes to the dominant fee-for-service model. Learn the capabilities that you can develop to not only help position your practice to respond to any of the payment reform models likely to occur in the future, but also make your practice more successful now.
October 3, 2013
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A comprehensive eBook, offering the tips and tools to help healthcare professionals on the path to MU and beyond.
May 9, 2013
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Watch this informative video to learn how Palomar Health - the largest health district in the state of California - implemented healthcare alert management software to connect its nurse call system with the existing EHR and phone systems to improve care team communication and patient experiences.
January 2, 2013
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In January 2012, Healthcare IT News conducted a survey to identify drivers and challenges for developing and deploying a solution for centralized digital document delivery that complies with healthcare industry regulations. Read this report to learn the key findings from the survey investigating trends in the adoption of digital document management systems by healthcare institutions since the rollout of the <a href="/directory/health-information-technology-economic-and-clinical-health-hitech-act" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">HITECH</a> Act’s financial incentive programs.
September 2, 2012
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As consumer-driven healthcare and reimbursement shifting shake up the healthcare landscape, healthcare organizations face uncertain future. The pressure to bend the cost curve, place more value on care quality and population health forces providers to think strategically and innovatively. This webinar will examine the trends in healthcare and present strategies to survive the paradigm shifting.
October 28, 2014
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As U.S. hospitals move through the phases of the EMR Adoption Model, the ability to capture and manage patient data from intelligent medical devices has quickly become a necessity in order to advance patient safety and better clinical outcomes. You need to ensure that your caregivers have the most appropriate technology devices at the point of care. Our Clinical Device Assessment Service can help you get on the right path to meaningful use.
September 29, 2014
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When Adventist Health wanted a mobility solution to keep their workforce connected and productive while on the go, they turned to the experts at PC Connection, Inc. for help selecting and deploying a new mobile platform. The device they selected delivers the features and functionality Adventist Health's caregivers need to provide the highest level of patient care--wherever their day takes them.
September 29, 2014
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While the advantages of mobile solutions are clear, it's critical to address workflow, device selection, security, and network availability to ensure success throughout your facility and at the point of care. Hear from Gareth Hall, Director of Industry -- Health with Microsoft, as he discusses health scenarios and customer needs to ensure caregivers have the most appropriate technology devices to support patient care.
September 29, 2014
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Vendor Neutral Archives are giving PACS owners a direct path to image ownership. Outpacing PACS deployments by 5x, Vendor Neutral Archives are "unPACing" imaging archives at record rates. If you are considering a VNA solution or you want to understand how a VNA will support your enterprise image management strategy, read The VNA Guide. Learn why PACS "deconstruction" is giving way to VNA growth and know what to look for in your enterprise image management solution.
September 15, 2014
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Analysts are predicting a 25% year-over-year growth in VNA adoption. Some reports forecast an evolutionary shift from proprietary PACS archives to architecture-neutral VNA solutions. Healthcare business considerations for a move to VNA include: EMR adoption, new industry regulations, market consolidation, and "big data" management. Find out why CIOs are deploying VNAs as part of their enterprise image management strategy and why now is the time to "unPAC" your image archives.
September 15, 2014
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Universal, zero-footprint viewers help clinicians streamline diagnosis, improve result turnaround time and facilitate communication and sharing with patients. How "universal" must these viewers be to truly deliver on their promises? Here are five key criteria to look for before deploying a universal, zero-footprint viewer.
September 15, 2014
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With this post, HITECHWatch is calling it a day.
November 4, 2011
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On the matter of EHR safety, there seems to be some disagreement.
November 3, 2011
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Investments are often risky, but the current huge investment in health IT often seems to bring a particularly unique risk.
November 2, 2011
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Separately, doctors and patients are facing a steep learning curve as the HIT transition continues. But the biggest problem looming may be the one that the two camps can only solve together.
November 1, 2011
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When the topic of protecting patient data comes up, the discussion usually concerns how best to protect information from being stolen or inappropriately accessed. But that’s the easy part of the privacy debate.
October 31, 2011
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Progress brings new benefits, but it also brings new uncertainties.
October 28, 2011
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OK, the headline is misleading. There aren’t really a million consumer health apps available for smartphone users.
October 26, 2011
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Yesterday we floated a question about the proper role of government in facilitating system-wide change.
October 25, 2011
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One time-honored question in policy circles goes like this: Should government prescribe specific solutions, or just point to the goal and let industry stakeholders figure out how to get there?
October 24, 2011
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Naturally, when it comes to the number of providers signing up for the HITECH incentive program, HIT policymakers would like to be able to report a banner first year.
October 20, 2011
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If you had to choose the one idea driving the HIT transition, it would probably be along the lines of, “Information is good, and more information is better.”
October 19, 2011
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One of the unpleasant truths of legislative initiatives is that, more often than not, policymakers get more than they bargained for.
October 18, 2011
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