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NQF Founder: Quality Measure Science Still 'Immature'

Kenneth Kizer has been around the quality block more than a few times.He directed the VA Health Care System during its metamorphosis; led the California health department during the early years of HIV, spearheaded a...

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Indian Health Service takes the lead on meaningful-use capabilities

The Resource and Patient Management System, the electronic health-record system developed by the Indian Health Service, announced it has been certified as capable of meeting HHS' criteria through which providers can...

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VA holds lessons for health care

In today’s difficult economic climate, the Obama administration and congressional leaders are searching for ways to make the government more affordable and efficient. The nation’s fiscal state demands that we examine...

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VA Begins Process to Create Open Source Electronic Health Record

Formally Announces Request for Proposal...

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Shinseki and Gates clinch deal on common health record

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Thursday he and Defense Secretary Robert Gates agreed on March 17 that their departments would develop a common electronic health record system.A former high-ranking federal...

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Improving Relationships Between Hospitals and Physicians

Healthcare reform has many in the industry contemplating partnerships between hospitals and physicians in new accountable care organizations or sharing bundled payments, which is prompting more talk about improving...

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Kenneth W. Kizer named director of new Institute for Population Health Improvement at UC Davis Health System

Kenneth W. Kizer, one of the nation’s preeminent authorities on public health and health-care quality improvement, has been named the director of the new Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) at UC Davis...

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Will the ED open doors for order entry?

A hospital’s emergency department is frequently the initial point of entry for patients. It may also be the first place a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system arrives in a medical facility.Hospitals...

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VA, DOD will decide on common EHR method in March

The Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments will decide by late March the technical method they will pursue to create a common electronic health record. The two departments are able to exchange some patient information...

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Organizing Orders, Delivering Data: CPOE, EMRs & Integration

As computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems come online, organizations are integrating CPOE data into their EMRs to leverage safer and more accurate ordering among providers across multiple settings. But...

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