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 Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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Health IT Pros Face Salary Gap

7/20/2012
Electronic medical records, compliance, and other initiatives are driving demand for health IT pros. But according to InformationWeek's 2012 Salary Survey, their compensation still trails that of IT professionals across all industries.

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Compromise On Health Data Access May Be Ugly

5/10/2012
Some hospitals and doctors oppose giving patients electronic data as quickly as required by proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations. Consumer groups want more speed--and the compromise likely won't please either side.

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Feds Propose One-Year ICD-10 Delay

4/9/2012
Department of Human and Health Services proposes extending ICD-10 compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2014. It also proposes unique ID numbers for health plans to save provider frustration and money.

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Top 9 Health IT Stories Of 2011

1/4/2012
2011 was a challenging year for healthcare IT professionals. Providers rolled out electronic health record systems to qualify for the government's Meaningful Use financial incentives. Meanwhile, mobile health apps took off, e-prescribing increased, health info exchanges got a start, and some organizations suffered data breaches. On the plus side, more health IT jobs became available.

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7 Health Education Tools For Patients

11/16/2011
Patients can benefit by getting a variety of healthcare information electronically--as these seven options prove. The tools also help healthcare organizations comply with the HITECH Act Meaningful Use requirements.

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Progress On Health Data Exchange Specs

11/8/2011
Seven states, eight e-health records vendors, and three health information exchange providers agree to support interoperability standards that also could make health data exchange easier nationally.

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HITECH Act Blocking Smaller IT Firms

8/3/2011
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act prevents some small and midsize IT services firms from pursuing new healthcare business opportunities, says a CompTIA report.

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