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July, 2011

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July 11, 2011  9:21 AM

Another ” Quest” to address the EHR digital divide!



Posted by: AllinHIT
Digital divide, EHR adoption, Quest Diagnostics

HHS and Quest Diagnostics recently announced that Quest will give away their Care360EHR, an EHR lite product, to physicians serving the minority community in Houston.  This is in response to HHS's challenge to EHR vendors earlier this year to address the "EHR digital divide". As a former...

July 8, 2011  1:33 PM

Main Line Health contributing to adoption of EHRs



Posted by: AllinHIT
EHR adoption, EHR systems, Physician adoption

Main Line Health, an integrated delivery system anchored with four acute care hospitals serving suburban Philadelphia, is doing its part to spur the adoption of EHRs in the community. Despite the relaxation of


July 6, 2011  10:32 AM

Journal’s ePrescribe error prone report, is useless!



Posted by: AllinHIT
electronic prescribing

The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, this week published a report detailing error rates for ePrescribing is the same as manual paper scripts.  This was stunning to ePrescribe advocates, vendors, and users, who thought an 11% error rate for paper scripts will reduce...


July 1, 2011  1:33 AM

Highmark/West Penn deal, a “Quality”partnership?



Posted by: AllinHIT
Health IT, M&A

The month of June ended with Medicare ePrescribing deadlines, Google's announcement they are discontinuing their PHR, and Redspin's 2010 PHI report analyzing security breaches.  Typically, all of these topics would be fodder for blogging.  However, it's the recent deal in Pittsburgh that is the...


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