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VistA's open-source extension into W.Va. nears completion

by Joseph ConnModern HealthcareDavid Elyard, a health IT coordinator in West Virginia's bureau of behavior health and health facilities, drove the winding roads of his mountainous state last week to trouble-shoot...

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Your EHR doesn't have to be a liability

Shed the status quo in favor of a customer-centric approach to healthcare ITThe upfront investment, development charges and personnel costs associated with traditional electronic health record (EHR) implementations make...

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Can An Open Source Electronic Health Record Ever Be Ready for Prime-Time?

by Zina MoukheiberForbesIn October, the Open Source Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) will hold its first summit, bringing together the government and open source developers, two radically different camps united in their...

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EHR adoption in behavioral health: Less a matter of “if” than of “how”

Leveraging "open source" EHR technology can substantially reduce the cost of acquiring an EHR system for behavioral health.by Sigurd Ackerman, MD, and Irv LichtenwaldThere are a bevy of beneficial and...

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Open Source and EHRs: A proven reality and invaluable opportunity

The marriage between open source technology and electronic health records is at first blush, greeted by many with skepticism regarding robustness and efficacy. In truth, persistent myths obscure an intriguing reality:...

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VA, DoD take next step to open source EHR

ARLINGTON, VA – The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to make its open source agent operational Tuesday and make available the software code of various applications in the electronic health records of VA and the...

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VA, Defense developing patient data-sharing system

Electronic health record vendors Epic Systems and Cerner may face competition from a joint patient information-sharing network being developed by the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, analysts said.Prompted by...

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Midland Memorial Hospital is Live with EHR Doctors, Inc. on the Nationwide Health Information Network

Pompano Beach, FL - EHR Doctors, Inc. and Midland Memorial Hospital announced today that Midland Memorial Hospital is now live with the Social Security Administration (SSA) MEGAHIT project. EHR Doctors, Inc. became the...

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Effort To End Surgeries On Wrong Patient Or Body Part Falters

This story was produced in collaboration with the Washington Post.When the president of the Joint Commission, the Chicago-based group that accredits the nation's hospitals, unveiled mandatory rules to prevent operations...

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Common VA-DOD health record interface nearing completion

The first milestone for the upcoming joint Veterans Affairs and Defense Department electronic health record platform is a common graphical user interface to be in place by July, according to W. Scott Gould, deputy...

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