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December 29, 2011  12:18 PM

Regional extension centers, EHR vendors trying to play nice

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
EHR vendor, REC, regional extension centers

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant Since the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, the focus throughout the health care industry has been compliance with meaningful use requirements and, consequently,...

April 8, 2011  11:32 AM

Mostashari replaces Blumenthal as national coordinator

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Beacon Community, David Blumenthal, Farzad Mostashari, HIE, Meaningful use, ONC, REC

Dr. Farzad Mostashari is the new national coordinator for health information technology, the Department of Health & Human Services has announced. He replaces

January 31, 2011  11:38 AM

ONC announces $80 million more in health IT grants

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood

An additional $80 million is going to the nation's regional extension centers (RECs), health information exchanges (HIEs) and community colleges, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, or ONC, said last week. Dr. David Blumenthal, the national coordinator, announced these

January 20, 2011  12:00 AM

New meaningful use videos instruct, yield laughs

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
David Blumenthal, EHR, EMR, I-HITEC, Meaningful use, ONC, REC, regional extension centers

Some IT managers might liken the experience of deploying electronic health record (EHR) software to a 1950s campy B- or C-grade horror movie in the Ed Wood vein. The Indiana Healthcare Information Technology Extension Center (I-HITEC) is...

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