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September 23, 2013
Outgoing National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, spoke with Government Health IT Editor Tom Sullivan recently about the difference between applying his passion for improving healthcare through health IT at the local level and federal level.
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July 30, 2013
In our Q&A, we ask Sivak, CTO at the Department of Human Services, about disrupting the traditional model of getting things done -- or not -- inside the federal government.
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July 23, 2013
While the 4th of July brought with it the annual array of picnics and fireworks, this year it also saw the kickoff of the 3rd consecutive #HIT100 competition. The brainchild of Michael Planchart, aka The EHR Guy, the list aims to recognize the top contributors to the HIT social media community.
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June 03, 2013
Mark Savage, director of health information technology policy and programs with the National Partnership, takes the consumer's standpoint in EHR adoption and use -- meaning he is a supporter of strengthening, rather than delaying, the meaningful use program.
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April 15, 2013
Among America's dichotomies: The country is widely-viewed as a leader in IT, yet the healthcare industry is notoriously perceived as lagging others in tech adoption. But is it really? To find out, Healthcare IT News Contributing Editor Tom Sullivan spoke with Medicomp Systems CEO David Lareau, who travels the globe and meets with healthcare customers in other nations.
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March 07, 2013
Interoperability and exchange are perhaps the most frequently spoken words at this year's HIMSS13 conference. Yet they are only two among the many issues facing national coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, this week.
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March 04, 2013
Officials at The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board announced Monday afternoon that bacteriological test results confirmed city water is now safe to drink after previously issuing a water boil alert lasting some 30 hours.
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December 07, 2012
Even though evidence suggests that healthcare records are more valuable to crooks than financial records, three out of five healthcare organizations are not allocating enough resources to their protect patient data. Ironically, a big reason is that the industry has no way to place a value on that information.
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November 13, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline for states to declare their plans for a state-based health insurance exchange for one more month to accommodate many governors who were waiting until the election outcome to decide whether to move ahead.
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November 13, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline for states to declare their plans for a state-based health insurance exchange for one more month to accommodate many governors who were waiting until the election outcome to decide whether to move ahead.
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November 07, 2012
Obamacare has survived both a Supreme Court challenge and now Mitt Romney's promise to "repeal and replace." But very real questions remain about its future, since it's as unpopular as ever in some states. Questions about federal funding of health IT are also still lingering.
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November 06, 2012
Health information exchange can be a platform on which innovators build the tools that providers, public health departments and patients need  - and, in so doing, plug holes in the marketplace, according to David Whitlinger, executive director of New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC).
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November 06, 2012
Marking a bridge's beginning, ONC has made it official: eHealth Exchange is standing on its own as a non-federal, nonprofit entity. ONC announced the new status on Oct. 11.
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October 16, 2012
Health information exchange can be a platform on which innovators build the tools that providers, public health departments and patients need -- and, in so doing, plug holes in the marketplace, according to David Whitlinger, executive director of New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC).
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October 12, 2012
Medicare and Social Security composed one of the nine segments in Thursday's night's fiery debate between Vice President Joe Biden and challenger Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The discussion had far more feist than the first presidential debate, held one week ago, on every topic, not just on healthcare.
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October 11, 2012
Marking a bridge's beginning, ONC on Thursday made it official: eHealth Exchange, a new name for NwHIN, is standing on its own as a non-federal, non-profit entity.
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October 05, 2012
Timing being everything and all, the four Republican congressmen who on Oct. 4 sent a letter asking HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to stop distributing meaningful use incentives probably should have attended the Oct. 3 Bipartisan Policy Center event, instead.
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October 04, 2012
Among the pods of debate in Denver last night, the issue of healthcare was every bit as fiery as the oft-considered more popular economy, jobs and the widely-divisive role of government.
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October 02, 2012
It's a joke without a punch line: Both Republican and Democratic national party platforms make barely any mention of health IT.
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September 10, 2012
While there's plenty of attention to healthcare topics in both the Republican and Democratic national party platforms, there is only a passing reference to healthcare information technology in each.
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