IBM to open advanced analytics and cognitive computing center in Ohio

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Feds Issue EHR Medicaid Incentive Guidance

HDM Breaking News The Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services has sent a letter to all state Medicaid directors to provide initial guidance on...

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VA Official: We’re at a ‘Tipping Point’ for Disability Claims Backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reached a "tipping point" in processing a large backlog of disability claims, Thomas Murphy -- director of compensation...

E-Rx Now an Option for Controlled Drugs

Doctors can now submit prescriptions for schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substances electronically under a new Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)...

Standards panel aligns interoperability specs with ARRA

Bernie Monegain, Editor The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel has approved new interoperability specifications for electronic health records, data exchange and architecture that align with...
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Providers give HIE vendors low grades for connectivity

OREM, UT – Connectivity issues persist with health information exchange, driving healthcare providers to give their HIE vendors low scores for customer satisfaction, according...

Certification of EMRs Takes a Big Step Forward

By, Rich Silverman The two most important aspects of any electronic medical records system have been meaningful use and certification. Meaningful use, as we...

Colorado Telehealth Network to offer statewide image archive and exchange

The Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN) announced Wednesday it will enable hospitals, imaging centers and other providers throughout the state to safely store and share...

Agfa HealthCare successfully completes re-certification audit cycle of Information Security Management System

Agfa HealthCare successfully completes re-certification audit cycle of Information Security Management System   Modern challenges in...

AMA meeting: Physician input welcomed on meaningful use, CMS official says

A CMS regional chief medical officer says past medical association suggestions have improved rules governing bonus pay for EMR use.

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EMRs could be key to a future of predictive medicine

By Neil Versel EMRs might be able to give early warning about patients who...

Study Shows EHR Costs, Benefits Per Physician

Costs for adopting an electronic health records system in an ambulatory practice could hit $120,000...

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How to determine an EHR’s “usability”

By Pamela Lewis Dolan, AMNews staff. When it comes to electronic health records, functionality has had its time in the spotlight. Now, the...

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Mass General works to solve piece of meaningful use puzzle

BOSTON – Massachusetts General Hospital, a 900-bed care center located in the heart of Boston, has been using a new delivery service that has...

Secondary use of EMR data seen reducing costs, improving quality

While few practices and hospitals currently use aggregated patient data, the number is expected to increase, and a new study touts the information's benefits. ...

Electronic Health Records: The $20 Billion Prescription

By Jim Dawson Inside Science News Service WASHINGTON (ISNS) --The progress and problems in developing a national system of electronic medical records topped the agenda...

United Kingdom Unveils Plans To Launch World’s Largest Cancer Database

Public Health England has announced plans to create the world's largest cancer database, the London Telegraph reports.Public Health England is an executive agency of...