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September 11, 2015  11:23 AM

HIMSS asks Congress to push HIE standards, cybersecurity and telemedicine

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health IT standards, HIE, HIE implementation, HIMSS, Interoperability, ONC, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

Count the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) among the groups that say federal healthcare agencies can do more to promote the use of health IT. Specifically, 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

September 3, 2015  12:03 PM

E-prescribing now legal nationwide

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, Surescripts

Vermont recently became the 50th state to allow electronic prescribing of controlled substances (

July 30, 2015  9:47 AM

ONC still putting cash behind its priorities

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
HIE, Interoperability, ONC

While the Obama administration may be nearing lame duck status, its health IT arm, ONC, is still doling out money to people doing things that align with the agency’s...

May 21, 2015  8:28 AM

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances poised to take off

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2, meaningful use stage 3

E-prescribing has come of age. Now it’s e-prescribing of controlled substances’ (EPCS) turn. In 2014, 56% of U.S. physicians and 95% of pharmacies processed 1.2 billion electronic prescriptions on the Surescripts Inc. network, according to a new

May 19, 2015  1:22 PM

New survey: Physicians most likely to make patient notes, prescriptions in electronic systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
clinical decision support, e-prescribing, EHR, EHR systems

Physicians have come a long way in a short time in getting comfortable working with EHR systems and other healthcare technology. Nearly 80% of U.S. physicians say they are more proficient with EHRs than they were two years ago. American doctors made up 601 of the more than 2,600 physicians from...

January 6, 2015  2:15 PM

Six states profiled in State HIE Program study

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, HIE, state HIEs

Participants in the State HIE Program believe its existence has increased awareness of HIE and that the value of the program will grow as it solidifies ties with supporting programs, such as...

November 25, 2014  1:06 PM

Interstate HIE gets boost from 47-group coalition

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
EHR systems, HIE, HIMSS

Health information exchange (HIE) over state lines via EHRs and data exchanges can be difficult at best. A 47-group coalition including the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA and EHR/HIE

September 22, 2014  8:34 AM

Department of Homeland Security branch implements eClinicalWorks

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
EHR, EHR systems, health information exchange

Medical professionals who manage care at all 23 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities are now using eClinicalWorks' cloud EHR. The Massachusetts-based healthcare IT vendor...

August 12, 2014  4:12 PM

New site to collect feedback on healthcare interoperability plan

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health information exchange, health IT policy committee, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo

In an act of teamwork in line with their goal of industry-wide cooperation, Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the national coordinator for health IT, and Erica Galvez, the ONC's interoperability and exchange portfolio manager, co-authored a blog post introducing an interactive Website built to solicit public...

July 16, 2014  12:28 PM

National use of e-prescribing software hits 70%

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
e-prescribing, e-Rx, ONC

Amid staff changes and departmental reshufflings,...

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