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September, 2010


September 14, 2010  8:42 AM

Who’s ready for meaningful use? Larger, academic centers: CHIME



Posted by: JeanD
CHIME, EHR incentive program, Meaningful use

Larger, academic health organizations are more confident they'll qualify more quickly for incentive payments through meaningful use than smaller facilities and community hospitals will, according to a survey of health...

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September 13, 2010  8:46 AM

Grants will help rural health care implement IT



Posted by: Beastwood
regional extension centers, rural health care, telemedicine

The latest round of grant money to come from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will provide support for rural health care organizations as they implement electronic health records (EHRs) and...


September 10, 2010  11:42 AM

BridgeHead Software, Dell offer health care data management solution



Posted by: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, health data storage

One of the biggest challenges health care institutions face in moving to a paperless environment is the formidable task of managing and storing all that electronic data securely. The proliferation of medical images and the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) has fueled a growing need for...


September 9, 2010  11:35 AM

Medical bracelets: Not just bling when connected to PHRs



Posted by: DonFluckinger
EHR, HIE, PHR

Between now and when we all have RFID chips embedded under our skin relaying medical information pertinent in emergencies, such as penicillin allergies, heart conditions, diabetes and prescription histories, medical...


September 8, 2010  11:14 AM

Time for industry to tap into mobile health business



Posted by: JeanD
mHealth, mobile health, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Consumers want to use mobile health devices and are even willing to pay for them, in order to exchange information with their providers, in a mHealth industry potentially worth between $7.7 billion and $43 billion, according to a recent survey. Responding to the


September 7, 2010  10:12 AM

Two more Beacon community grants announced



Posted by: Beastwood
Beacon Community grants, health information exchange

The final Beacon community grants have been awarded, bringing the total number of participating organizations to 17. The latest recipients, Greater Cincinnati HealthBridge Inc. and Detroit-based Southeastern Michigan Health Association, received about $13.8 million and $16.2 million, respectively,...


September 2, 2010  9:44 AM

Health IT meets quality measurement on HIMSS’ Quality 101 website



Posted by: AnneSteciw
EHR, health IT, HIMSS, quality measurement

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently launched the Quality 101 website, a resource for information about the basics of quality measurement and improvement. The website "provides a structured collection of resources...


September 1, 2010  8:42 AM

ONC doles out first EHR certification powers



Posted by: DonFluckinger
CCHIT, Drummond Group, EHR, EHR certification, hitech, ONC, ONC-ACTB

The federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT made its long-awaited announcement naming the firstĀ 


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