EHR Implementation, Security, New Product News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to learn if better understanding and use of school absentee information and school closures can help slow disease transmission during an influenza pandemic.  read more »
As part of the Food and Drug Administration’s recently launched openFDA initiative, the regulatory agency is for the first time offering an application programming interface providing web developers and researchers direct access to millions of reports on drug adverse events and medication errors that have been submitted to the FDA since 2004.  read more »
Data analytics can meet the needs of both individuals and populations. Just ask Michael Hunt, M.D., CMO and CMIO at St. Vincent's Health Partners, a physician-hospital organization in Bridgeport, Conn.  read more »
Electronic health records, related Web applications and patient portals are transformational programs supporting clinical excellence, improving efficiencies and slowing the rising cost of care. Few healthcare IT initiatives are likely to be as transformative.  read more »
St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthPartners has expanded its virtuwell.com service, a web- and mobile-based online clinic designed to safely treat more than 50 common illnesses, to anyone who lives, works, or travels within Iowa and Virginia.  read more »
An annual survey from The Leapfrog Group, a coalition of large employers working to improve care quality and safety at lower costs, shows some impressive gains during the past year but also some worrisome backsliding.  read more »
The American Medical Association appreciates a proposed rule easing some requirements of the electronic health records meaningful use program, but the rule offers too little relief and comes too late.  read more »
Using computer-automated, time-lapse photography of embryos in the laboratory during in-vitro fertilization may improve embryo selection, potentially increasing the chances of pregnancy among women undergoing the procedure.  read more »
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