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December 29, 2011
Not all health IT trends will survive in 2012. Read about the EMR, the RHIO, the HIS and other health information technology doomed for extinction in the new year.
July 27, 2011
Funding and expertise are scarce as local public health officials prepare to be inundated with immunization, syndromic surveillance and lab patient data, thanks to meaningful use.
July 05, 2011
States can build national health information exchange, but interoperability must come first. State leaders discuss the current technical, legislative and economic issues they face.
June 30, 2011
A recent eHealth Initiative survey suggests that the nation's RECs are now supporting providers as they purchase and implement EHR systems. Many have their eyes to the future, too.
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Despite recent EHR implementation setbacks, the U.S. Military Health System is a role model for using IT -- especially mobile health and data exchange -- to treat patients. Continue Reading
From EHR and telehealth to PACS and HIE, the Veterans Health Administration has always been an early adopter of information technology. This FAQ covers the VHA's many initiatives. Continue Reading
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Applying telemedicine technology to stroke treatment increases the odds of patients getting the treatment they need in time. Continue Reading
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Providers and vendors see the meaningful use stage 2 delay as a godsend for developing, certifying and implementing EHR systems. But will the extra time hinder HIE sustainability? Continue Reading
This letter from a reader details public health reporting efforts in northern Kentucky. The system uses rules engines to limit what must be reported. This helps small providers. Continue Reading
Vendors and service providers call the Direct Project's health information exchange standards simple and straightforward. This simplicity has let many pilot projects get started. Continue Reading
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Many factors can hinder a health care facility's telepresence implementation. Here the University of North Carolina provides tips that range from security to ambient lighting. Continue Reading
Federal mandates require health care organizations to exchange patient information. Private clouds built on data exchange standards, and with high bandwidth, can make this happen. Continue Reading
To create a wide area network that includes health care providers around the country, data exchange standards, cooperation and other WAN governance issues must be addressed. Continue Reading
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Wide area networks can provide large health facilities with better bandwidth, capacity and security. What's more, fiber network scalability makes traffic modeling unnecessary. Continue Reading
Regional extension centers will provide EHR implementation assistance to many health care facilities. In this tip, two REC leaders identify 10 specific ways their groups can help. Continue Reading
The country's 60 regional extension centers aim to help small health care providers select, implement and maintain EHR software. Here, we identify the RECs and how to find them. Continue Reading