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The long-term care industry in November is changing its standard for electronic prescribing, as the federal government is requiring that those who e-prescribe must use the SCRIPT standard of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs.  read more »
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Wednesday discussed “early strategic elements” of a draft roadmap for achieving a nationwide interoperable HIT infrastructure based on input from industry stakeholders.  read more »
Healthcare organizations have historically focused their disaster recovery efforts on protecting against unlikely but major events such as fires, floods and natural disasters. But with 24/7 hospital operations, even the smallest of interruptions can have serious consequences to delivering patient care.  read more »
With the Ebola outbreak spreading and no end to the epidemic in sight, Jeffrey Shaman, associate professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, has been extremely busy in recent weeks.  read more »
Nurses are being left behind when it comes to planning and implementing electronic health records. That’s a core finding in the third quarter 2014 Black Book EHR Loyalty survey being published later this month.  read more »
Cigna says it will offer those covered by employer health plans a new technology "ecosystem" platform that combines online, mobile, social media, gamification, and web-based incentives to help customers and their families get the most out of the benefits.  read more »
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