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By Bernie Monegain 02:56 pm November 03, 2012
It's been said time and time again. Simply putting paper records in a digital format does not transformation make. How would the data get to the patient or to the specialist who needs to see it, or to a hospital ER in another state across the country? It's the ability to move critical data where and when it's needed that makes the difference.
By Diana Manos 02:45 pm November 03, 2012
Moving the meaningful use of health IT forward has called for an increase in the workforce to provide doctors and hospitals with help establishing their EHRs.
By Erin McCann 06:18 pm October 28, 2012
Mitt Romney is no stranger to health information technology advocacy. But despite his earlier initiatives as governor of Massachusetts, many experts say health IT policies and their funding could be at risk if he were elected president.
By Neil Versel 02:09 pm October 23, 2012
Health and Human Services officials, who spoke this week at the CHIME12 Annual Fall Forum, are pushing back against Republican questions of the appropriateness of the $27 billion meaningful use EHR Incentive Program.
By Healthcare IT News 11:18 am October 08, 2012
HIMSS opposes the October 4 call from four House Republican leaders for the Department of Health and Human Services to "immediately suspend the distribution of incentive payments until [the Department] promulgates universal interoperable standards," the organization said in a statement it issued October 5.
By Diana Manos 10:42 am October 05, 2012
For one imaging group, a check for $216,000 in incentives for adopting electronic health records was only part of the motivational picture.
By Anthony Brino 10:08 am September 28, 2012
Meeting CPOE requirements was the most common barrier for hospitals achieving meaningful use incentives during the program's first year, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association has found.
By Bernie Monegain 09:17 am September 14, 2012
With $16.9 million in federal funds in hand, Massachusetts will begin to build its health information exchange to move clinical data across “a statewide healthcare information highway."
By Bernie Monegain 01:54 pm September 06, 2012
Christopher Boone, director of outpatient quality and health IT for the American Heart Association in Dallas, will fill a vacancy on the federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee. Boone will fill one of three committee positions held by advocates for patients or consumers.
By Diana Manos 09:58 am August 31, 2012
Officials at the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) have announced that the organization has been named an authorized certification body (ONC-ACB) by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to certify electronic health records (EHRs) for the Permanent Certification Program for...

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