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May 29, 2013  9:13 PM

CMS stats on EHR adoption



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ARRA, EHR implementation, HHS

Health IT initiatives have been on the rise since the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Recently, department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius provided some key statistics to support the claim that there is an increase in electronic health...

January 21, 2013  10:00 PM

Latest HIPAA rule protects EHRs



Posted by: RedaChouffani
data breach, EHR, EHR implementation, HIPAA, Updated security

Many consider the several data breaches in hospitals across the nation clear indications that more should be done to ensure the security and protection of EHRs. In recent months, some breaches, like those at the University of Virginia's


September 11, 2011  10:08 PM

Independent physicians receiving solicitations to outsource all IT to the hospital system



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR implementation, Health information exchange, HIE, integration, Interoperability and health information exchange, Physician groups

Many specialists and independent health care providers affiliated with a local hospital system have already been solicited to come onboard and integrate with the larger organization's EHR system, as well as utilize their IT resources to support services. This...


September 4, 2011  8:40 PM

Open Source initiative from the VA and DoD for VistA



Posted by: RedaChouffani
DoD, EHR implementation, Interoperability and health information exchange, Open Source, Open Source EHR, VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced on August 30, 2011 that it has engaged with the Department of Defense (DoD),...


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