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By Keith W. Boone 08:51 am December 13, 2012
've spent the last couple of days at the ONC Annual Meeting. Yesterday morning was filled with a joint session between the Beacons and S&I Framework folk. The afternoon was an S&I Framework Round Table, followed by the ABBI Town Hall Meeting.
By Brian Ahier 10:23 am November 27, 2012
The stars seem to be aligned for rapid progress in health information exchange. We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to improve care coordination and health care quality and ultimately lower costs might be possible.
By John Halamka 08:37 am October 31, 2012
In a time of EHR naysayers, mean-spirited election year politics, and press misinterpretation, it's important that we all send a unified message about our progress on the national priorities we've developed by consensus.
By Jennifer Dennard 01:09 pm September 10, 2012
Tuning into the live webcast of the ONC’s Consumer Health IT Summit earlier today, I had the pleasure of hearing how Vietnam veteran Randy Watson has used the VA’s Blue Button technology to better enable his healthcare.
By Kate Ackerman 08:41 am July 25, 2012
Older physicians are less likely to use an electronic health record system than their younger counterparts. A recent Health Affairs study found that in 2011 30.8% of physicians older than age 55 were using a basic EHR system, compared with 40% of doctors younger than age 40 and 35.5% of doctors ages 40 to 55.
By John Halamka 08:00 am July 25, 2012
As patient-centered medical homes and Accountable Care Organizations form, the lines between professional and hospital practice become increasingly murky.
By James Deck 08:11 am May 30, 2012
Now that more than $4.4 billion in electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments (as of March 2012) have been paid to 76,000 plus healthcare providers, it’s time to focus on the rest of the physicians in this country who need to implement an EHR system.
By Carl Natale 10:02 am May 17, 2012
The American Medical Association (AMA) says it wants the ICD-10 implementation date delayed to Oct. 1, 2015.
By Carl Natale 08:35 am April 04, 2012
No matter what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) decide to do with the ICD-10 implementation deadline, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) may become a survival tactic for hospitals.
By Farzad Mostashari, MD 08:49 am March 29, 2012
Health IT plays a central role in building a 21st Century health care system -- where care is safer, better coordinated, and patient-centered, where we pay for the right care, not just more care.

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