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Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in June 2010
Healthcare CIOs Worried About Achieving Meaningful Use
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Reporting requirements and uncertainty around the meaningful use criteria raise concerns with 80% of healthcare CIOs according to survey findings.
Siemens Taps Glaser To Lead Global Healthcare IT
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
A former advisor to health IT czar Blumenthal and longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser will be CEO of Siemens Health Services Business Unit.
Resistance To EHRs May Widen Healthcare Disparities
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Small medical practices serving Medicaid patients have been reluctant to adopt electronic health records because they're already overwhelmed with providing medical services.
Mobility To Lead Health IT Innovation
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Government stimulus funds will help, but not quickly cure, the lag in health IT adoption caused by years of failure to invest in new technology.
Health IT Boot Camp To Accelerate Professional Certification
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The five-day crash course in health IT and e-medical records can lead to professional certification for IT pros and clinicians.
NaviNet Intros SaaS EMR, Practice Management
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The multi-payer web portal will integrate administrative, clinical, and financial applications in a Software-as-a-Service-based electronic medical record for small medical practices.
Mayo Clinic, University Of Illinois Announce Research Alliance
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The collaboration will focus on technology-based healthcare, individualized medicine, telehealth and point-of-care clinical tools.
Q&A: Dr. Steven Waldren On What's At Risk With E-Health Records
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
It's time for doctors to move on EHRs or get left behind, says head of American Academy of Family Physicians health information group.
CMS Launches EHR Incentive Website
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Healthcare professionals can get information on federal electronic health record incentives.
HHS Establishes EHR Certification Program
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
The temporary certification will let healthcare organizations qualify their electronic health record systems and receive incentive payments through the Department of Health and Human Services.
Newt Gingrich Endorses EMRs
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
However, despite years of hype around electronic medical records, a poll indicates that actual adoption rate and patient enthusiasm remain low.
Health Information Exchange Enhances Decision Making
News  |  6/16/2010  | 
The Wisconsin Health Information Exchange gives emergency room doctors access to patient data faster, helping improve clinical decisions and identify waste, drug abuse, and misuse of ER services.
GE Healthcare Intros Cloud EMR For Small Practices
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
The software-as-a-service GE Centricity Advance e-medical record system will help small medical practices comply with healthcare reform's "meaningful use" requirements.
Web Tools Help Cancer Doctors Pick Treatment
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Evidence-based clinical support tools developed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center help doctors choose most promising and cost-effective treatments for cancer patients.
Beacon Program Director Clarifies 'Meaningful Use'
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Health IT pros are advised to look beyond implementing new IT systems to focus on showing how those systems will improve healthcare delivery.
Q&A: Dr. David Blumenthal On Getting Doctors On Board With EHRs
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Nation's health IT coordinator discusses what's at stake for doctors, the potential for consolidation in healthcare market, and what the government is doing to secure e-health records.
California Schools Getting Telemedicine Technologies
News  |  6/11/2010  | 
CompuMed partners with a nonprofit group to put heart monitoring devices in school health centers.
Allscripts To Buy Eclipsys For $1.3 Billion
News  |  6/9/2010  | 
The stock deal positions Allscripts to accelerate electronic health record adoption among hospitals, physician practices, and other health delivery organizations.
CMS Awards $24 Million For IT Services
News  |  6/7/2010  | 
Companion Data Services received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contract to host the National Level Repository, which will track healthcare providers' meaningful use of technology.
HHS Awards $83.9 Million For EHR
News  |  6/4/2010  | 
Funds are meant to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records among health centers serving low-income and individuals.
Dell, Practice Fusion Offer SaaS EMR
News  |  6/3/2010  | 
The software-as-a-service offering aims to help smaller medical offices overcome steep barriers to electronic medical record system adoption.
Health IT Lacks Innovation, Integration
News  |  6/1/2010  | 
An HP executive's assertion that the healthcare sector isn't investing enough in health IT is backed up by a Dow Jones study.


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