By Frank Irving 09:00 am November 10, 2011
On Nov. 8, the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, an organization of states and vendors focused on eliminating the barriers to sharing EHRs issued a set of technical specifications to standardize connections between healthcare providers, health information exchanges (HIEs) and other data-sharing partners.
By Jennifer Dennard 08:47 am September 27, 2011
With Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, we'll soon begin to see a proliferation of pink awareness ribbons, public service announcements, and fundraisers – be they three-day treks or three-hour silent auctions.
By Frank Irving 09:21 am September 16, 2011
Anthelio, a healthcare IT services firm, announced on Sept. 14 the availability of IT-ology, a help desk designed to provide physicians with an on-demand peer resource to support the rollout and effective use of EHRs.
By Tom Sullivan 03:23 pm October 13, 2010
McKesson presented three common ICD-10 misconceptions, and what the firm considers to be the truth opposing each.
By John Moore 09:20 am August 24, 2010
Why did Ingenix pay so much for such a small HIT vendor?
By Glenn Laffel 01:18 pm June 24, 2010
As any left-handed person that has struggled to use a pair of scissors or a fountain pen will verify, the design of a tool impacts the quality of the work done with that tool. That’s true for electronic health records, as well. EMRs support complex cognitive processes, and the way they are designed directly impacts the speed and accuracy of a...
By Rick Weinhaus 12:23 pm July 07, 2009
Dr. David Blumenthal, the new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has stressed that the goal of the ARRA/HITECH initiative is to improve patient care, not to mindlessly adopt health information technology.

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