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Healthcare IT News has announced the results of its third annual H.I.T.Men and Women Awards, honoring top leaders in healthcare information technology.
February 10, 2012
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Billed as the nation's largest health information exchange organization, the Indiana HIE is poised to scale up and to expand its business plans, which include the launch of a new professional services organization to serve other HIEs.
February 10, 2012
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A recent brief from eHealth Initiative asserts that more health IT job opportunities are available than qualified people to fill them -- especially on the health data exchange front.
February 9, 2012
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What with the presidential non-binding primary over, Missouri is more than just one of three states where Rick Santorum surprised the nation. The Show-Me State is staunch in its opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) -- the individual mandate specifically.
February 8, 2012
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Colorado presents a mixed snapshot on how it is moving forward with health reform and other healthcare issues. On the one hand, it is a state leader in developing widely represented organizations to adopt EHRs and health information exchange. On the other, it is digging in its heels when it comes to health insurance exchange.
February 8, 2012
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Healthcare reform is arguably the hot-button political issue of our time. And with the Supreme Court locked and loaded to decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act this summer, it's a safe bet the controversial two-year-old legislation will have a huge impact on the 2012 election and beyond.
February 6, 2012
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Health information exchange will ramp up significantly in 2012 because the necessary elements of interoperability will be in place, ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, told the Health IT Policy Committee at a meeting Feb. 1.
February 3, 2012
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With Minnesota's GOP caucus set for Feb. 7, we spoke to the North Star State's health IT honcho about public-private partnerships, electronic health records, health information exchange, telehealth and more. Often billed as the healthiest state in the U.S., Minnesota has long been a healthcare IT leader.
February 2, 2012
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The uncertainty of how physicians will practice medicine in the next few years weighs heavily on doctors in Florida. And, the Republican primary candidates campaigning in the state recently said nothing that allayed their fears, according to the head of the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
February 1, 2012
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A think tank with a healthcare task force chaired by former Senators Tom Daschle, a Democrat, and Bill Frist, MD, a Republican, is advocating for improved and better-used health information technology. Among the group's recommendations is "robust" data exchange.
January 27, 2012
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Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, expressed urgency in pressing forward with the "triple aim" goals of better individual healthcare, better population health and lower costs called for in the health reform law.
January 27, 2012
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The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched an innovation challenge designed to spur the use of simple, IT-enabled processes to make care transitions, especially hospital discharges, safer for patients and easier for caregivers.
January 27, 2012
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