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Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in March 2010
Senators Object To Meaningful Use Rules For E-Health Records
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Strict requirements for EHR use could kill funding incentives for doctors, hospitals, senators say.
Health Data Deluge Expected To Spur Change
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Expect to see more data center consolidation, database management challenges and use of desktop virtualization in medical facilities, analyst predicts.
Guerra On Healthcare: Keys To Managing Your Medical IT Staff
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
With an acute health IT workforce shortage, make sure employees have the opportunity to do their best work.
NHIN Direct Focus Is Health Data Exchange Specs
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Direct aims to develop interoperability specs, but not to replace statewide and regional health information exchanges.
Accenture Exec: EMR Targets Unlikely To Be Met
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Today, only six percent of U.S. office-based physicians use a fully functioning electronic medical record system.
Guerra On Healthcare: Breaking Into Health IT Isn't Easy
Commentary  |  3/25/2010  | 
You need to learn the language and gain people's trust to become an insider in this industry.
Who To Call For Help With Health IT
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Affiliated Computer Services, CTG and Deloitte top KLAS's list of e-medical record and clinical systems consultants.
Dell Unveils Medical Archiving Storage Products
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Dell Medical Archiving Solution aims to help healthcare providers manage exploding data storage requirements.
Health IT Storage Challenges To Surge
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The coming demand for storage will be great, but so will regulatory and compliance scrutiny, data security, risk mitigation, and transparency.
FCC Mulls Spectrum For Medical Gear
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
The designation of low-frequency wireless spectrum for Medical Body Area Networks, or MBAN, could drive adoption of low-cost telehealth applications for home use.
IBM Exec: Health Analytics Skills In Great Need
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Advanced analytics skills are in demand in the wake of healthcare reform legislation, Dan Pelino, general manager for IBM's Global Healthcare and Life Sciences business, says.
NIST Intros Health IT Systems Test Framework
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The suite of software tools released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology tests health information systems for compliance with existing standards.
Lower Bar Sought For Health IT Stimulus Funds
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Healthcare providers call for government to make requirements dictating meaningful use of electronic medical record systems easier to comply with.
FCC: Broadband Key To Healthcare IT Initiatives
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
Expanding the nation's broadband infrastructure will improve electronic medical record delivery and lower healthcare IT costs, report says.
Feds Add $162 Million To EMR Funding
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announces additional federal funding for electronic medical records.
Guerra On Healthcare: Will Future Clinical Systems Be Modules Or Monoliths?
Commentary  |  3/15/2010  | 
With lives at stake, the choice between a one-stop shop and open source supermarket isn't so simple.
Healthcare IT Workgroup Tackles Privacy
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
Group seeks to balance privacy concerns with a healthcare system that facilitates and enhances care.
Kaiser Permanente Finishes EMR Rollout
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
The health insurer will continue to tweak its electronic medical records system to comply with the federal government's upcoming meaningful use criteria.
Down To Business: Electronic Healthcare Won't Be Denied
Commentary  |  3/9/2010  | 
Obstacles abound, no doubt. But three huge constituents will demand it: government, large providers -- and the customers who will benefit.
NY BlueCross To Cover Telehealth Services
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
Telehealth services enabled via American Well's Online Care system are coming to BlueCross Blue Shield in upstate New York.
VA Halts Access To EHR System
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
The administration is addressing a bug that caused its VistAWeb e-health records system to return incomplete data.
Guerra On Healthcare: Vendors Vie For Platform Space
Commentary  |  3/8/2010  | 
Vendors duke it out at HIMSS conference in bid to provide the healthcare platform that everyone wants.
Iatric Introduces Health Data Tool
News  |  3/5/2010  | 
The patient portal provides online access to electronic health records and can be integrated with Google Health and Microsoft Healthvault.
HIMSS: Meaningful Use Goes Over The Top
Commentary  |  3/5/2010  | 
Remember the regulatory rash that broke out several years ago, when every software vendor had just the balm for your HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, and other compliance problems?
HIMSS: Healthcare Technology Roundup
News  |  3/4/2010  | 
At the HIMSS healthcare IT show, HIT vendors and medical pros reviewed the latest in clinical equipment, electronic health records systems, and more.
Feds Set To Start Implementing Health IT Policies
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
The National Coordinator for Health IT is ready to launch several new programs to get healthcare providers using technology.
Cisco Launches Telemedicine Platform
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
HealthPresence merges Cisco Telepresence and call center technology with digital diagnostic devices, allowing healthcare providers to assess and treat patients many miles away.
Health IT Jobs Hard To Fill
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
CIOs report they're finding it hard to recruit IT talent with the skills to work on EMRs and physician order entry systems.
Fujitsu Unveils Patient Kiosk, HIT Services
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
Along with its Med-Serv 50 self-service patient kiosk, Fujitsu is launching IT infrastructure services for healthcare providers.
Microsoft HealthVault Extends Access To Hospital Data
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
HealthVault Community Connect gives patients and their doctors Web access to patients' hospitalization data upon discharge.
E-Medical Records: 10 Steps To Take Now
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
Don't wait for the government to finalize meaningful use requirements. Here's how to jump-start your health IT efforts.
Quest Offers EHR Modules To Small Practices
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
MedPlus' Care360 software-as-a-service modules let doctors phase in electronic health records.
E-Health Record Certification Program Adds Specialties
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
Certification Commission for Health IT now tests and certifies oncology and women's health EHR products.
Meaningful Use Programs Spiking HIT Spending
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
About three-quarters of health IT executives plan to boost IT spending over the next two years, report shows.

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