Total Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments have topped $653 million, according to a CMS August EHR monthly report.
The Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers has released a report (pdf) that suggests healthcare organizations should take an integrated approach to data security, according to a PwC news release.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society made three recommendations, including the support of a patient identity solution, to Congress during National Health IT Week last week, according to a HIMSS report.
Lee Berger, MD, an orthopedist who practices in North Bergen and Fair Lawn, N.J., has developed a microchip that can be placed within surgical implants and transmit patient information, according to a report by the Hudson Reporter.
The American Medical Informatics Association has suggested the FDA articulate its definition of clinical decision support systems, according to an AMIA news release.
The federal health IT strategic plan (pdf) for 2011-2015, released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, lists adoption of electronic health records and information exchange as the top goal.
Stage 2 requirements of computerized provider order entry for meaningful use are more likely than stage 1 requirements to produce significant effects on mortality rates, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 21:04

Sept.11-17 Named National Health IT Week

President Barack Obama has named Sept. 11-17, 2011 National Health Information Technology Week, according to a White House proclamation.
A study by Manhattan Research shows the majority of physicians use the Internet during the workday for professional purposes and demonstrate certain unique digital behavior, according to a company news release.
More than 20 percent of surveyed clinicians use two or more social media sites each for personal and professional use, according to a report (pdf) by QuantiaMD and the Care Continuum Alliance.
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