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April 7, 2010  10:07 AM

Obama open government initiative steers NHIN Direct’s crowdsourcing

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Crowdsourcing, Doug Fridsma, EHR, EMR, Interoperability and health information exchange, NHIN, NHIN Direct, ONC

When Barack Obama moved into the White House, he almost immediately published an open government manifesto, which said that "knowledge is widely dispersed in society, and public officials benefit from having...

March 31, 2010  12:00 AM

Why the ONC can’t endorse a particular EHR vendor

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
David Blumenthal, EHR, EHR implementation, Interoperability and health information exchange, ONC

After Dr. David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health information technology, delivered the Tuesday keynote at last week's IEEE-AMA conference on personalized medicine in Washington, D.C., an audience member representing the Mayo Clinic...

March 24, 2010  10:26 AM

EHR implementation a foregone conclusion, ONC says

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, electronic health records, ONC

In addition to addressing health care reform, Dr. David Blumenthal, the national coordinator for health IT, took some time during his keynote at the First AMA-IEEE Medical Technology Conference on Personalized Healthcare yesterday to address an equally...

March 22, 2010  11:34 AM

Will meaningful use rules leave rural doctors vulnerable?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR, EHR implementation, Meaningful use

On the final day of the comment period for federal meaningful use rules regarding electronic health record (EHR) technology, a group of more than 90...

March 18, 2010  11:38 AM

House members seek revision of meaningful use requirements

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR, EHR implementation, Meaningful use, ONC

Earlier this week, more than 200 members of Congress submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging them to modify the

March 15, 2010  6:33 AM

Thoughts on meaningful use criteria, EHR certification

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHA, AHIMA, CCHIT, CHIME, EHR, electronic health records, HIMSS, Meaningful use, MGMA

Today marks the end of the public comment period for the proposed meaningful use criteria drafted late last year by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

March 10, 2010  1:35 PM

Docs choosing facility based on EHR adoption

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, electronic health records, recruiting

In the course of putting together a tips piece today for ambulatory care facilities moving from paper medical records to electronic health records, I heard a speaker make a very telling comment that underscores one benefit of electronic records the bean counters will have a hard time quantifying in...

March 5, 2010  1:41 PM

Kaiser finishes implementing EHR across entire network

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR, electronic health records, HIMSS10, Kaiser Permanente, personal health records, phr

The massive expo hall at the HIMSS10 conference may have left health care providers bewildered about choosing an electronic health record system, let alone implementing one. The example of Kaiser Permanente, which began implementing EHR six years ago, offers providers both advice and hope. The...

March 1, 2010  9:41 AM

Meaningful use to drive health IT spending: HIMSS survey

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR, HIMSS10, Meaningful use

Not surprisingly, meaningful use is poised to drive spending on health IT in 2010, perhaps even to pre-recession levels, according to the annual leadership survey of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The results of the survey, released at the

February 23, 2010  1:04 PM

ONC’s HIMSS Interoperability Showcase — is it in your future?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger

Every single trade show and exhibition claims that right now, its chosen industry is on the brink of some grand new era of something or other. So, it’s nothing new that for next week’s Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) show, numerous vendors, speakers and HIMSS...

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