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Content tagged with Electronic Health Records posted in September 2010
Health IT Expected To Improve Patient Safety
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Institute of Medicine receives $989,000 contract to study how electronic health records and other technologies can help prevent medical errors.
Kaiser Permanente Donates Terminology Technology
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Integrating the Convergent Medical Terminology into clinical information systems could help make the meaningful use of e-health records easier and faster for U.S. healthcare providers.
Medical Students Optimistic About EHRs
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The majority say electronic health records adoption will be driven by the technology's benefits to medical practice, not government incentives.
Text Messages Boost Patient Outcomes
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Automated text reminders about medicine and skin care improved dermatology patient outcomes in study by Partners Healthcare.
HHS Awards Final Health IT Regional Extension Centers
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
National network funded by the Department of Health and Human Services will help smaller or rural hospitals, medical practices, and public health clinics with electronic health record adoption.
New iPhone App For Breast Cancer Patients
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
New free application helps breast cancer patients decipher their pathology reports and gives clinicians a tool to explain the disease and treatments.
Guerra On Healthcare: Stand Firm As 'Meaningful Use' Changes
Commentary  |  9/27/2010  | 
Ignore the advice to "think outside the box" and stick to your plan, even as federal agencies continue to alter the criteria they'll use to award health IT incentives.
Health IT Vendors Push Value Based Insurance Design
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Passage of legislation supporting a Medicare test of VBID, which lowers patients' costs for medical care to encourage them to take care of their chronic illnesses, could boost investment in healthcare software, hardware and services.
Evolving Privacy, Security Regulations Complicate Health IT
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
As authorities go back and forth on health IT regulations, organizations developing health information exchanges need to keep a close eye on the process.
Army Taps InterSystems For Health Information Exchange
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Grant will demonstrate feasibility of implementing an integrated military-civilian HIE in Washington State.
E-Prescribing Use Continues To Grow
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
About 190 million prescriptions were sent electronically in 2009 and that's expected to increase to 300 million in 2010, according to Surescripts.
Guerra On Healthcare: For Health IT Success, Look Inside
Commentary  |  9/21/2010  | 
Don't leave your career to luck -- leverage your strengths to get into the position that will increase your own chances to thrive.
Medicare Awards $6.9 Million For EHR Planning
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Massachusetts, Ohio, Hawaii, and North Dakota will receive matching funds to implement electronic health records.
Google Health Gets Usefulness Injection
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
In an effort to make Google Health more appealing to people, Google has redesigned and refocused the service.
Helmsley Trust Funds Diabetes Information Exchange Project
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The Jaeb Center will build an information exchange for type 1 diabetics patients, their clinicians and researchers funded by a $26 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.
Motorola Intros Rugged Handheld Computer For Healthcare
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
The MC75A0-HC allows nurses and other medical staff to electronically input, access, capture, and instantly transmit patient data while withstanding harsh disinfectants and drops.
Health IT Group Debates Meaningful Use Reporting
News  |  9/15/2010  | 
Policy committee's quality workgroup urged to tread lightly in mandating stages 2 and 3 electronic health record requirements.
Dell To Offer Streak Bundled With Healthcare Applications
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
The Android-based Streak mobile device will be bundled with healthcare applications, such as e-medical records, for use by clinicians and patients.
Healthcare CIOs Optimistic About Meeting Meaningful Use
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Survey finds that 90% believe they'll qualify for electronic health record incentive payments within the two years.
HHS Adds $20 Million For EHR Adoption
News  |  9/13/2010  | 
Technical support will be offered to small critical access and rural hospitals in implementing outpatient electronic health records systems.
Mobile Devices To Transform Healthcare
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
PricewaterhouseCoopers finds the annual consumer market for remote health monitoring devices and services could reach $43 billion.
NextGen EHR Signs Mount Kisco Medical Group
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
New York health system will implement the firm's Electronic Health Record, Practice Management, and Patient Portal software to prep its IT to meet meaningful use criteria.
Guerra On Healthcare: Implementing EMRs Despite Reluctant Leadership
Commentary  |  9/8/2010  | 
Hospitals must become meaningful users of electronic medical records, but not every hospital CEO is willing to step up and lead the charge. Here's how healthcare CIOs can get leadership on board and get the job done.
HHS Awards $17 Million For Patient-Centered Research
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Health IT will support studies that determine the most effective treatments and improve the nation's health, says Department of Health and Human Services.
Accenture Inks Health IT Deal With Stanford
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Stanford Hospital & Clinics will migrate to Accenture's virtualization offering, which will be a key component of the hospital's technology infrastructure.
HHS Awards Beacon Grants To Cincinnati, Detroit
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Local collaboratives will use government funding to pilot health IT to improve care of children and adults with chronic illnesses.
Download Capability Backed As Essential To Meaningful Use
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Markle Foundation recommends HHS push "blue button" function in health IT systems to allow patients to easily obtain medical records.

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