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Mirth Corporation Ranked #2 In Overall HIE Client Satisfaction by 2012 Black Book Market Research

Press Release | Mirth Corporation, Black Book Rankings | June 8, 2012

Continuing to demonstrate its ability to meet and surpass the needs of clients in the rapidly expanding healthcare information exchange (HIE) market, Mirth Corporation today announced it has been recognized as one of the top vendors in HIE Client Satisfaction in Black Book’s annual HIE Survey. Read More »

Health IT Pub Honors Innovative Vendors

John Pulley | Nextgov | June 1, 2012

Healthcare Informatics Magazine has named its nine “most interesting health IT vendors” for 2012.

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New Site Lays Down the (Health IT) Law

John Pulley | Nextgov | June 5, 2012

Rapid adoption and innovation of health information technology presents a bewildering and uncertain legal landscape. A new online guide seeks to map the terrain and identify legal implications for health IT.

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'Using Open Source for Health Care Systems Requires Political Will'

Gijs Hillenius | Joinup | July 17, 2012

Political will and government involvement in electronic health care implementations are two of the success factors for the use of open source in this field, says Claudio Zaugg, project manager at the Health Technology and Telemedicine Unit of the Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH). Read More »

10 Things DoD Wants In Its Next EHR

Staff Writer | Government Health IT | September 2, 2014

Ending months of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its official request for proposals to modernize its Electronic Health Records (EHR) system and enable the DoD to share health data with the private sector and the Department of Veterans Affairs...

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2012 Health Datapalooza: Open health data is no longer a government initiative, it's an American initiative

Dylan Scott | Governing Newsletter | June 6, 2012

One hundred applications and websites, all powered by open data, took center stage at the [Health Datapalooza]. In their honor, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park announced a revamped HealthData.gov during his opening keynote address Tuesday. “More and more innovation is happening with more and more data being made available,” Park said. “Health data is no longer a government initiative. It is an American initiative.”

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5 Health IT Pieces Of Congress Agenda For 2015

Staff Writer | Government Health IT | January 6, 2015

With Republican majorities poised to take control of the Senate and House of Representatives, the 2015 Congress is expected to address several health IT programs. Although controlling spending and promoting free enterprise remain GOP tenants, the approach by Congress to various health IT issues will vary...

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6 Cloud Considerations for Health Orgs

Karen Conway | Government Health IT | July 27, 2012

The cloud offers considerable benefits to healthcare, which is undergoing dramatic and essential transformation without the necessary financial or technological means to support the level and speed-of-change required... Read More »

6 Reasons To Plan Architecture For Interoperability

John Loonsk | Government Health IT | September 23, 2014

Nearly $26 billion spent, and the U.S. healthcare industry is still asking why information doesn’t move more easily between electronic health records.  That’s a loaded question, of course, and suggesting a ten-year timeframe or arguing that there is progress if you look hard enough just doesn’t answer it...

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9 Ways Future EHRs Need to Support ACOs

Michelle McNickle | Healthcare IT News | July 11, 2012

Just a few years ago, the industry saw most vendors touting their support for meaningful use. Today, that focus is slowly shifting to the "ready for ACO" mentality. But unlike meaningful use, said Shahid Shah, software analyst and author of the blog, The Health IT Guy, the technology required for ACOs isn't as well defined, leaving most vendors' claims "untestable." Read More »

A Call To Action For A Nationwide Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure

Karen B. DeSalvo | Health IT Buzz | June 5, 2014

Today we are pleased to release Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure.  This paper describes ONC’s broad vision and framework for interoperability and is an invitation to health IT stakeholders – clinicians, consumers, hospitals, public health, technology developers, payers, researchers, policymakers and many others – to join ONC in developing a defined, shared roadmap that will allow us to collectively achieve health IT interoperability as a core foundational element of better care, at a lower cost and better health for all...

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A New Meaning for Connected Health at 2016 Symposium (Part 2 of 4)

Andy Oram | EMR & HIPPA | November 4, 2016

Tullman’s principles of simplicity, cited in the previous section, can be applied to a wide range of health IT. For instance, AdhereTech pill bottles can notify the patient with a phone call or text message if she misses a dose. Another example of a technology that is easily integrated into everyday life is a thermometer built into a vaginal ring that a woman can insert and use without special activation. This device was mentioned by Costantini during her keynote. The device can alert a woman–and, if she wants, her partner–to when she is most fertile. Super-compact devices and fancy interfaces are not always necessary for a useful intervention. 

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AAFP Calls For A Less Burdensome ONC Interoperability Plan

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | January 20, 2015

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is seeking to reduce regulatory burdens on providers in response to a request for commentary on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015–2020 recently published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)...

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Accenture Unit Will Update VA's EHR

David F.Carr | Information Week | July 3, 2014

VistA Core modernization and modularization will prepare the Veterans Administration's electronic health records system for the future.  The core of the Veterans Administration's VistA electronic health records system will be broken down and rebuilt by ASM Research, part of Accenture Federal Services, under a two-year, $162 million contract.

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Achieving Integrated Health Care: Nine Key Lessons

Press Release | | April 9, 2014

Drawing on three decades of experience leading diverse efforts to achieve integrated and higher-value health care, Kenneth W. Kizer, distinguished professor and director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, identified nine key “lessons learned” about health-care integration based on efforts in California and nationally...

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