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A Deloitte report has found that 85 percent of physicians believe electronic health records are valuable for quality and improvements for patient care however, more than 65 percent of physicians do not believe EHRs improve diagnosis accuracy or treatment planning, according to a Deloitte news release.
Budgetary and technology barriers prevent 33 percent of providers from utilizing health information technology to meet meaningful use requirements, according to an IVANS news release.
Friday, 17 February 2012 16:23

HIT Use Has Doubled Since 2009

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced that health information technology use has doubled in the last two years, according to a HHS news release.

Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:31

6,000 Physicians Commit to EHR Use in Ohio

Ohio has signed up more than 6,000 primary care physicians to use electronic health records as part of the state’s efforts towards a statewide health information exchange, according to an Ohio Health Information Partnership news release.

A study by Harris Interactive, a market research firm, finds patients see value and benefit in electronic medical records but are still concerned about the privacy of their personal health information, according to a National Partnership for Women & Families news release.

Over 71 percent of the electronic health records of providers and hospitals that have successfully attested to meaningful use criteria are dually certified under both the Certification Bodies and the Certified Commission for Health Information Technology programs and the Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Testing, according to a CCHIT news release.
Zimmer Holdings has announced a new free patient education app, Arthritis 411, to help patients learn about arthritis pain and to help providers guide patients in treatment decisions, according to a Zimmer news release.
A recent report from Trustwave, a provider of information security and compliance solutions, identified characteristics of organizations most susceptible to data breaches, according to a Trustwave news release.
HIMSS has announced three recipients of its clinician IT leadership awards, according to an HIMSS news release.
E-prescribing could increase first-fill medication adherence and lead to $140 billion-$240 billion in healthcare savings and improved outcomes, according to a study conducted by Surescripts, a network of healthcare organizations.
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