Search Results for "Rhode Island"

September 19, 2013
The federal government could do a better job helping to transform the nation's healthcare system, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, said at a Capitol Hill press conference Sept. 18. The conference was part of the HIMSS HIT Policy Summit held during National Health IT Week.
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September 17, 2013
With National Health IT week well under way in the nation's capital, HIMSS is putting the spotlight on a few leaders who have been working to advance the use of health information technology throughout the country.
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September 05, 2013
The Rhode Island Quality Institute and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island recently announced the launch of an incentive program for Rhode Island primary care physicians to adopt and use CurrentCare, Rhode Island’s health information exchange.
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May 22, 2013
Panelists on deck in Boston for the recent Health IT Summit session titled "EHR Data: A Touchstone for Quality Care" had plenty of diverging facets to share on the topic of EHR integration, but one primary point remained: We are all in this together. "For things like this, I think all doctors are created equal," said Jonathan Leviss, MD, chief medical officer for Rhode Island Quality Institute.
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March 01, 2013
The 2013 HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement in the implementation of health information technology, and although many of the winners on the list are first-time recipients, excellence is nothing new.
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February 18, 2013
Computer mistakes like the one that produced incorrect prescriptions for thousands of Rhode Island patients are probably far more common and dangerous than the Obama administration wants you to believe, says Drexel University's Scot Silverstein, MD.
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December 20, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the National Academy for State Health Policy are working together to help "trailblazer" states better align their health IT activities with healthcare delivery system reform efforts.
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October 29, 2012
Responding to disasters is something every healthcare institution needs to be ready for. From hurricanes to snowstorms to wildfires, having a plan in place and technology to back it up is critical to an effective response.
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October 26, 2012
eClinicalWorks(R), a leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that eClinicalWorks' customer Coastal Medical, founded in Providence, R.I., has received a 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. The award, recognizing outstanding achievement in the implementation and value from health information technology, specifically electronic health records (EHRs), will be awarded at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, La. on March 3-7, 2013.
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October 18, 2012
Healthcare professionals and member organizations from across the Capital Region and Northern New York will gather for the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (HIXNY) on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, NY. InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care and a strategic partner with HIXNY, is the exclusive sponsor for HIXNY’s annual meeting.
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September 24, 2012
Partners Healthcare of Boston, Mass., is known nationally and internationally for their medical expertise and setting the pace for healthcare around the world. Now, add to their accomplishments hosting the first HIMSS East Coast Nursing Informatics Institute Day (NII) event.
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August 03, 2012
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that, as of July 11, it had already received letters from 12 states declaring their commitment and plans to create a health insurance exchange.
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August 03, 2012
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that, as of July 11, it had already received letters from 12 states declaring their commitment and plans to create a health insurance exchange.
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July 13, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced guidance last week for reporting laboratory results using Direct Project specifications.
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July 12, 2012
States have until Nov. 16 to give the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services a summary blueprint of how they intend to operate their online insurance marketplace, but CMS has already received letters from 12 states declaring their commitment and plans for their exchanges.
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June 22, 2012
Location may matter when it comes to where you get your healthcare, according to the newly released Hospital Safety Score(SM). Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont boast the largest percentage of "A" hospitals in the United States. Rhode Island, Missouri and Oregon feature the lowest percentage of "A" hospitals.
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May 16, 2012
Medical professionals — not just doctors — have discovered some creative (and not-so-creative) ways to apply the technology to many different aspects of their field, meaning savvy, Internet-literate patients should stay on the lookout for what might lay ahead.
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May 08, 2012
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday the first batch of organizations receiving Health Care Innovation awards. A total of $122.6 million will support 26 projects -- many underpinned by health IT, and all aimed at improving care, saving money and improving the healthcare workforce.
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April 24, 2012
Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the U.S., but it packs a big punch when it comes to health IT.
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February 08, 2012
The State of Maine and HealthInfoNet have received a $600,000 grant to help support electronic sharing of health records among behavioral health providers and general medical providers in Maine.
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