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By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am May 19, 2004
The nation's new healthcare IT czar said today he expects to release a detailed strategy to upgrade healthcare information technology by the end of July. At a press conference at " Towards an Electron...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am May 18, 2004
It is nearly five years since the landmark publication by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) brought to light just how unsafe the nation's healthcare system may be. Deaths due to medical errors in hospit...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am May 18, 2004
Four medical practices MERGE TO Share IT efforts Four doctors' groups in eastern Massachusetts are merging as a way to increase...
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am May 18, 2004
The idea for ranking doctors – issuing a report card of sorts – is not new, but recent efforts by Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, J.C. Penney and several other large employers have sparked debate...
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am May 18, 2004
Thousands of physicians who use Allscripts electronic prescribing solutions – the TouchWorks Electronic Medical Record and the TouchScript. NET e-prescribing application – will be able to...
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am May 18, 2004
Thanks to voice recognition technology, Fallon Community Health Plan's Diabetes OnTrack Program Line is now serving 73 percent of the 1,300 diabetics in its program – after just nine months in s...
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am May 18, 2004
Greater consumer control is driving the demand for consumer-directed health plans (CDHP), but selection bias is creating unequal risk profiles in remaining traditional plan offerings....
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am May 18, 2004
WebMD's recent problem with delayed payments to physicians has given more ammunition to software vendors pitching "do-it-yourself" clearinghouse solutions. But it's too early to bid adieu to business...
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am May 18, 2004
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) and Vanderbilt University's pilot program to reimburse physicians for using evidence-based medicine (EBM) guidelines created by HealthGate Data went live on M...
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am May 18, 2004
Mass blues to spend $50 million on itBlue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts says it plans to spend up to $50 million to help build a statewide electr...