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    Blumenthal on New Meaningful Use Requirements: ‘We added some choice’

    The confusion over “meaningful use” has finally come to an end after the Department of Health and Human Services released yesterday the conclusive set of requirements for healthcare providers to follow in order to receive federal funding for the implementation of electronic health services. The revisions demand far less from providers wanting to apply for […] More

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    Certification for Electronic Health Record Technology Moves Closer

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced the final rule to establish a temporary certification program for electronic health record (EHR) technology, which was first proposed in early March. The temporary certification program establishes a guideline that organizations will have to follow in order to be authorized by the National Coordinator […] More

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    Xerox Study: Most Americans Uninformed on EHRs, Like It Anyway

    According to a new study published by Xerox, Americans are generally supportive of electronic health records despite not knowing much about potential impacts. The reports found that 16% of adults have been approached by their healthcare provider to discuss making the shift to the cutting-edge format. “Ultimately, it is the patient that controls the effectiveness […] More

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    Healthcare IT Game Changers: 11 industry names to watch

    Healthcare reform may still be up in the air, but this much is certain: Health information technology will be the foundational element in any reform effort “” and  contractors will play an important role. That was made clear this past year by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and accompanying HITECH Act. From electronic health […] More

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    Practice Fusion’s Ryan Howard: Five benefits of cloud-based electronic health records (EHRs)

    This is the year for health IT. With federal stimulus dollars on the table, healthcare providers “” large and small “” are making the switch from paper charts to electronic records. Well-implemented, usable EHRs have the potential to revolutionize the healthcare sector. For a look at how one company is doing just that, ExecutiveBiz recently […] More

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