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October 07, 2013
It's a safe bet that this fall's crop of new medical students is the most tech-savvy cohort yet. These are young adults, after all, who've been tapping on smartphones since they were 16, surfing the Web pretty much since they could read. But how much information technology are they actually getting their hands on in school?
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September 27, 2013
The U.S. patient portal market is booming and is expected to reach $898.4 million by 2017, up from $279.8 million in 2012 -- representing a 221 percent increase, a new study shows.
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September 27, 2013
Children's National Health System and Cerner have teamed up to create The Bear Institute, a joint effort the two entities say will be the first exclusively pediatric health informatics institute in the nation.
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September 26, 2013
As two top leaders prepare to leave health IT's highest government posts, another ONC official -- a family physician, who also spent some time working at an EHR company -- prepares to take the reins.
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September 25, 2013
Health Level Seven International, the global authority on interoperability of health information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced election results for its Board of Directors at the 27th Annual Plenary and Working Group Meeting in Cambridge, MA.
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September 24, 2013
Health information exchange organizations continue to rely on paper and fax to provide data among hospitals, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report released today.
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September 23, 2013
Authors George T. Hickman, executive vice president and CIO at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., and Detlev Smaltz, a board member of Health Care DataWorks have teamed up for a new fieldbook that suggests some of the best ways to plan for health IT.
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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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September 19, 2013
Football season is now in full swing, and the hits keep coming. Now, more than ever, football is a dangerous game. That’s why the National Football League has finally embraced a full array of health information technology and radiology tools to help diagnose and track the litany of injuries that could afflict even the luckiest guy on the gridiron.
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September 18, 2013
For healthcare providers and organizations looking to brush up on laws and policies surrounding electronic health information exchange, or wanting some tips on patient eConsent engagement, look no further.
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September 17, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, kicked off this year's National Health IT Week at a meeting Monday focused on the patient's role in health IT.
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September 17, 2013
The University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., has won the 2013 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence.
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September 16, 2013
National Health Information Technology Week is an event with various activities in Washington D.C. and communities all around the country. I am looking forward to hosting the National Health IT Week Blog Carnival which will run from September 16-20, 2013.
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September 13, 2013
The American College of Physicians has become the most recent group to press the government for a delay in Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, citing among several other concerns, EHR certification and implementation issues.
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September 10, 2013
Medical practices' annual expenditures per full-time-equivalent physician for information technology costs have climbed 27.8 percent, from a median of $15,211 in 2008 to a reported $19,439 in 2012, according to the MGMA Cost Survey Report: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data.
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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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September 05, 2013
Much of the challenge nationally for bringing healthcare into the digital age, says outgoing ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, will be "getting to a common base of capabilities around the country, so that these providers...have some common assumption of what the capabilities of the systems will be around interoperability."
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September 04, 2013
The Southeast Michigan Beacon Community, one of 17 projects nationwide awarded federal money to spur health IT initiatives, has announced that although it didn't hit the bull's eye on every mark, the project has achieved six of seven target quality measures for type 2 diabetes patients.
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September 04, 2013
There is no question that the resources required to process, analyze, and manage petabytes of genomic information represent a huge burden. That burden becomes even greater when one factors in the need to handle these data in compliance with an alphabet soup of regulatory regimes.
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September 03, 2013
The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society announced Monday it has honored White River Family Practice, located in White River Junction, Vt., as a winner of the 2013 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence.
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