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Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
President Obama's former national coordinator for health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, shares his thoughts on progress with meaningful use of electronic health records, and what's next for healthcare reform.
Health IT Wins More Venture Capital in 2011
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Venture capital for healthcare software and IT services hit $207 million in the third quarter of 2011, a 14% increase compared to Q3 2010.
6 E-Prescribing Vendors To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/25/2011  | 
If your healthcare organization hasn't embraced electronic prescribing, it's time to get going. Consider this cross-section of today's array of e-prescribing tools .
VA Awards $55 Million Contract For Surgical Workflow
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Harris will install GE Centricity system to boost patient throughput for 6,000 surgeons at 130 Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.
80% Of Doctors Use Mobile Devices At Work
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Tablets, smartphones become standard medical equipment due to their affordability, convenience.
Telehealth Faces Challenges Worldwide
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
In developing countries, low cost wireless biometric sensors and cell phone technologies are being developed to monitor and screen patients.
EHR Best Practices: Who's Winning And Why?
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
How the most astute hospitals and practices are putting those billions of dollars in federal stimulus funds to productive use.
Insurer Pumps $20 Million Into Accountable Care Tech
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Blue Shield of California will provide cash infusion to help 18 providers implement health IT to develop accountable care organizations.
Hospital Rooms Get Smart
Commentary  |  10/19/2011  | 
IBM and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have created smart hospital rooms that use advanced IT tools to make medical and nursing care more intelligent, faster, and safer.
Microsoft Partners On Worldwide Health Information Exchanges
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Microsoft sells an Asian software line to Orion Health and partners with the company to integrate its tech into HIEs and data analytics products.
Accountable Care Organizations Can't Survive Without Health IT
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
ACOs will require a robust health information technology infrastructure to thrive and survive, a new report says.
Emergency Departments Give Health IT Tools Failing Grade
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Two-thirds say their vendors' IT systems don't have the necessary tools to help them meet Meaningful Use criteria, finds KLAS study.
14 Rural Hospitals Join Nebraska Health Data Exchange
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Nebraska Health Information Initiative adds more than a dozen critical access hospitals while some U.S. health information exchanges struggle.
2-D Barcodes Can Automatically Update EHRs
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
Cook Children's, Microsoft, Athenahealth, and drug makers Merck and Sanofi Pasteur develop system that allows smartphones to scan vaccine label information into e-health records.
Cerner To Buy Clairvia To Boost BI Capabilities
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
Clairvia's Care Value Management suite will be integrated into Cerner's broader cloud-based and interoperability platforms, Cerner Healthe Intent and CareAware.
Clinical Analytics Gets Up Close And Personal
Commentary  |  10/10/2011  | 
When it comes to patient care, one size does not fit all. A few health IT innovators are helping to usher in an era of personalized medicine.
Will IT And Clinicians Ever Get Along?
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Cultural differences are partly to blame; experts offer ideas to bridge the chasm.
Verizon, Duke University Collaborate On Health IT
News  |  10/4/2011  | 
Duke and Verizon will focus on scaling up promising health IT innovations and using the network to reach a mass market.

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