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The Office the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released SAFER Guides, a series of nine guidance documents to promote safer use of electronic health records and other health information technologies.
Six more software vendors in recent weeks had specific electronic health records products certified for meeting some or all requirements of revised Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the meaningful use program, called the 2014 Edition.
A new study by the Health and Human Services department's Inspector General has found shortcomings in the way the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the agency's contractors protect against fraud when examining electronic health records.
A new report from research firm IDC Health Insights examines the information technology needs of accountable care organizations beyond an electronic health records system.
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Many radiologists in private practice may want to take a wait-and-see approach to meaningful use, despite missing out on the federal financial incentives for adopting electronic health records.
In a recent blog posting, John Moore and Rob Tholemeier of Chilmark Research ask the question: “Who’s Data is it Anyway?” Your electronic health records data is not the property of your vendor and there are things you can do about it, they contend.
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is launching a new initiative to combat prescription drug abuse.
A new report from research firm IDC Health Insights examines the buyer satisfaction of 212 ambulatory providers who implemented electronic health records systems, and it’s not pretty.


Unlike some other major industries, health care incorporates geospatial data only sparingly. But that could change quickly with population health a priority.

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