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The Defense Department has made troops’ health records electronically available to the Veterans Affairs Department to speed up the adjudication of disability claims, a DoD health information technology official said. Read More »
ClearCanvas introduces its unique new vendor neutral PACS, Cleome, to its portfolio of commercial products. This web-based breakthrough solution features fast diagnostic viewing of all medical images using zero-footprint HTML5, anytime, anywhere. Read More »
Specialty-specific health information technology company Modernizing Medicine, Inc. announced major technological advancements to its intuitive suite of products and services at the company’s third annual user conference, MOMENTUM. An enhancement to the company’s specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) system, EMA, and Practice Management system, Analytics is designed to give physicians near real-time population health data to help support the transition to value-based healthcare...
OpenMRS, an Indianapolis-based free software platform for Health IT in the developing world, has received the 2012 Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit. Read More »
According to the oral history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, of which I have been an attentive listener over the years, once upon a time, innovation ruled the land. VistA, the legendary Electronic Health Record, was born in the basements of VA medical centers, and raised like a child by doting clinicians and wise developers... Read More »
As thousands of physician practices are opting to dump ineffective EHR systems, and others still scramble to select a first vendor, early adopters identify the firms that have delivered success, productivity, outcomes, meaningful use achievement and crucial stimulus fund requirements among mobile EHR applications. Read More »
Get a group of tech-savvy physicians and electronic medical records experts in a room, ask them about the way forward, and the subject of the Blue Button is sure to come up. Read More »
GNU Health, an free software hospital information system, medical record system and health information system, is rapidly becoming popular in hospitals around the world, says one of its developers, Sebastian Marro. "This project has the potential to grow really large." Read More »
Jeremy Hunt launches digital health records project alongside report claiming it could save nearly £5bn a year Read More »
The ONC recently released a report on the “National Health Information Exchange and Interopability Landscape” highlighting health information exchange trends from office based physicians and hospitals, individuals and state HIE program grantees. The report found growth in exchange capability and activity, but also show there is still substantial room for improvement...
In announcing the appointment of Karen DeSalvo, MD, as the new national coordinator for health information technology, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius focused on DeSalvo's experience as health commissioner of New Orleans. Here are 10 aspects of Karen DeSalvo’s background that may help define how she'll carry on the crucial work of her predecessors. Read More »
Seventeen Republican U.S. Senators have sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelieus making a compelling argument for implementing a one-year extension to Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program. Read More »
H&HN's 15th annual survey shows U.S. hospitals have made big strides in laying the foundation for robust clinical information systems. The next step: harnessing IT for the real work of improving care delivery. Read More »