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New Accountable Care Model Could Save $1.1B
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
32 healthcare organizations chosen to participate in CMS' new Pioneer ACO initiative will begin trial usage of the model in January.
Fed Health IT Spending: $6.5 Billion By 2016
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Government must upgrade systems that support clinical and business operations to drive efficiencies and curb the cost of healthcare.
Health Executives Doubtful About ACO Participation
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
In a survey of senior health executives, a majority express doubt that they will participate in Medicare/ Medicaid ACO program.
Health IT Tools Reduce Readmissions At Philadelphia Hospitals
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
With the help of health information technology, more than 400 patients avoided being rehospitalized and 18 facilities saved a total of $4 million in one quarter.
Top 10 Health IT Predictions For 2012
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Healthcare reform, analytics, cloud computing, mobility, and social media will alter the health IT landscape over the next year, forecasts IDC Health Insights.
Allscripts Integrates DiagnosisOne's Clinical Decision Support Tools
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
The decision of a big EHR vendor signals a major change in the needs of healthcare providers.
Electronic Health Record Eases HIV, AIDS Reporting
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
EHR module is optimized to meet HIV, AIDS reporting requirements and certified to Meaningful Use standards.
Verizon, Qualcomm, NIH Partner On Telemedicine
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Remote monitoring aims to prevent hospital readmissions, reduce treatment costs for rural Arizona heart failure patients.
Patients Want Electronic Link To Doctor's Notes
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Physicians are less convinced that sharing the information would improve patient care.
Emdeon Donates EHR Software To Minority Physicians
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Emdeon will help physicians with the cost of digitizing their medical records to boost EHR use in poor communities.
Does Your Health IT Career Require Another Diploma?
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Breaking into health IT isn't easy. Going back to school for more training is a good place to start.
Healthcare Innovation Prize Goes To Startup
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Axial Exchange's Care Transition Suite helps keep patients safer by improving the transference of critical patient data during hospital discharges.
State Medicaid Programs Catch Up On Meaningful Use
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Feds say most states have launched incentive programs, but fewer are making payments to providers.
CDW, California Agency Partner To Push EHR Adoption
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
CDW Healthcare partners up with the California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization to deliver technology services to docs implementing EHRs.
10 Innovative Clinical Decision Support Programs
Slideshows  |  12/14/2011  | 
What provides the smarts behind an advanced implementation of electronic health records? Clinical decision support systems. It may be time to revisit your CDS vendor options.
Community Hospitals Ramp Up Health IT Adoption
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Regional and critical access hospitals implement clinical information systems; EPIC, Cerner reap benefits, reports KLAS.
Costco Enters Electronic Health Record Business
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Discount retailer offers cloud-based Allscripts EHR for small medical practices.
Dell Resellers Pitch EHRs To Physicians
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Computer maker partners with value-added resellers on electronic health record hardware, software, and services for small medical practices.
Microsoft, GE Tackle Healthcare Analytics, Data Aggregation
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Joint venture will market an open source technology platform and develop applications that focus on interoperability and advanced analytics.
12 EHR Vendors That Stand Out
Slideshows  |  12/9/2011  | 
With the federal incentive program for electronic health records well underway, hundreds of companies are selling EHRs. InformationWeek Healthcare has cut through the noise and identified a dozen vendors worth watching.
Health IT Leaders Launch Info-Sharing Website
News  |  12/6/2011  | 
Founded by clinicians, site called Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care encourages the medical community to share its EHR successes, complaints.
Healthcare Cloud Brings Access Control Concerns
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
N.Y. nurses service finds single sign-on enables its mobile workforce to use its multiple, disparate cloud apps.
Doctors Get Timeline Extension For EHR Meaningful Use
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
If your hospital or practice began participating in the EHR incentive programs in 2011, you get one more year to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.
Small Practices Finally Get On Board EHR Train
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
EHR adoption rates have doubled, and many more physicians say they intend to apply for Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentive payments.
Xerox's EHR Training Breaks Away From The Pack
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Purchase of The Breakaway Group, maker of electronic health record simulation software, gives Xerox an edge in helping healthcare organizations transition to EHRs.
Health IT Chiefs: Our Next IT Rock Stars?
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Chief medical information officers and chief nursing officers gain importance as hospitals integrate medical devices into the IT system.

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