Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

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Senior Writer, InformationWeek
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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
posted in January 2010

HP Moves Into Doctor Practices With McKesson Deal

As tens of thousands of small doctor office in the U.S. evaluate how they'll cash in on the federal government's $20 billion health IT stimulus programs, Hewlett Packard is the latest computer vendor looking for a piece of the action. And it's signed up with McKesson to help.

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EMR Vendor Busy Hiring, Not Worrying

Last year eClinicalWorks began offering its e-health record system bundled with Dell computers to small doctor offices via Sam's Clubs. Wal-Mart recently said it was closing 10 Sam's Clubs in the U.S. as the company's discount warehouse outlets struggle in some markets. (Wal-Mart is also cutting 10,000 jobs at Sam's Clubs, mostly related to product demos. Think free frozen pizza samples.) But eClinicalWorks isn't troubled by Sam's Club's problems.

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Health Information Exchanges Hot On Vendors' To-Do Lists

The U.S. health IT stimulus programs not only push for widespread e-health record adoption, they're promoting the use of health information exchanges, or HIEs. That's giving health IT product vendors a reason to evaluate their portfolios to see whether they've got offerings or relationships with partners that help them partake any upcoming HIE frenzy.

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'Meaningful Use' Will Keep Healthcare Providers Busy In 2010

Last week, one day shy of its Dec. 31 2009 deadline, the Dept. of Health and Human Services issued its long-awaited near-final rules defining the "meaningful use" requirements doctors and hospitals must meet to cash in on the government's $20 billion-plus health IT incentive programs starting 2011.

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