News & Commentary
Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in February 2010
Guerra On Healthcare: Meaningful Use Proposal Has Some Seeing Red
Commentary  |  2/28/2010  | 
The more health IT pros look at draft rules, the less they like them.
Dell Forges E-Health Partnership With AMA
News  |  2/28/2010  | 
The American Medical Association and Dell will offer physicians one-stop-shopping for electronic health products.
Nebraska Expands Health Information Exchange
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The Nebraska Health Information Initiative, which served mostly the Omaha region until now, is expanding statewide.
In-Home Telemedicine Study Launched
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
Mayo, GE, and Intel will explore how videoconferencing and electronic health monitoring can help sick, elderly patients remain in their homes and avoid costly hospitalizations.
Guerra On Healthcare: No Mercy on Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
Is the Workgroup on Meaningful Use aiming at flexibility, or just piling on additional requirements?
Federal Health IT Group Refines Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Health IT Policy Committee aims to make it easier to meet some requirements for deploying e-health record systems but also adds more rules.
Hospital Gives Kids Bedside Web Access
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
Touchscreen bedside units replace traditional hospital TVs and give pediatric patients Internet access, and a new way to communicate with hospital staff.
Feds Award Virginia $24M For Health IT
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The funding will help the state coordinate health IT initiatives and assist physicians in setting up electronic health records.
Guerra On Healthcare: Stimulus Funds For All EMR Systems
Commentary  |  2/15/2010  | 
Feds shouldn't bar physicians who work in hospitals but maintain practices that run EMR systems from getting reimbursements.
Health IT Jobs Outlook Bright
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
The health IT sector will spawn 50,000 to 200,000 jobs between now and 2015, survey says.
Doctors Use Of EHRs Growing
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The government's healthcare IT stimulus package seems to be having a positive impact on electronic health record adoption.
IntrinsiQ Sharpens Cancer Treatment Analysis
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
A computerized physician order entry and "partial" e-health record system gives medical staff the tools to track and analyze oncology treatments.
Guerra On Healthcare: E-Medical Record Pros In Short Supply
Commentary  |  2/9/2010  | 
With deadlines looming, federal government tries to engineer the huge workforce needed to deploy EMR and other clinical systems.
Tools Improve E-Medical Records Performance
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
Providence Health & Services is rolling out Compuware performance management tools to speed doctors' access to clinical data and IT's ability to maintain and repair systems.
Community Hospital Vendor Acquires Emergency Offering
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
Healthcare Management Systems buys MedHost for its emergency department system.
Telemedicine Links Remote Docs With Ill Kids
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
Videoconferencing, digital cameras, and robotics help critical care doctors working from home supervise treatment of pediatric ICU patients.
Diagnostic Testing Startup Links To Doctors' Systems
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
LabDx sends lab results directly to physicians' electronic medical records.
McKesson Launches Health Interoperability Platform
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
Practice Partner Connect enables physician practices to securely exchange medical, billing, and other health data with other doctors, patients, hospitals, and insurance companies.
VA Freezes IT Budget For 2011
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs will focus on delivering IT projects on time, on budget, says an official.
Guerra On Healthcare: Meaningful Objections To Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  2/2/2010  | 
Healthcare providers are criticizing exclusions and the all-or-nothing approach of the final draft definition for meaningful use of e-health records.
Obama Budgets $78 Million For Health IT
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
The president wants to increase funding for the national health IT czar to get doctors and hospitals using e-heath records meaningfully.


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