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VA's VistA EHR System Could Be Low-Cost Option for Hospitals

The Veterans Health Administration's open-source electronic health record system could be an effective and low-cost option for non-Veterans Affairs hospitals that are seeking to implement such a system but have been...

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Bill would boost open-source EHRs for rural use

West Virginia, a small, mostly rural state, is the adopted home of Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, and, arguably, also where open-source healthcare information technology has been most widely adopted.It is in keeping,...

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Rockefeller bill calls for nationwide adoption of open source EHRs

WASHINGTON—Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) has introduced legislation aimed at facilitating nationwide adoption of electronic health records, particularly among small, rural providers.The Health Information...

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Military E-Health Record Plan Gives Open Source a Boost

Open source proponents say their egalitarian form of health IT may be coming of age at the right time—just as the U.S. health care system, spurred on by billions of stimulating federal dollars, gets serious about...

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Midland Memorial’s David Whiles on OpenVista

Click here to access a short video showing Midland Memorial Hospital's David Whiles in conversation with Modern Healthcare about working with Medsphere’s OpenVista electronic health record solution. Whiles discusses...

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Technology in transition

Medsphere helps hospitals get on trackwith electronic health recordsHealthcare is a hot topic these days with the passage of the stimulus bill which includes provisions to create a new information technology standard to...

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New visions for fixing health care

Putting your tax dollars to workMedspheremedsphere.comHeadquarters: Carlsbad, Calif.Launched: 2002What it offers: A more affordable records-management system for hospitals and clinicsPresident Barack Obama and...

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West Virgina hospitals roll out barcode IT for medication

CHARLESTON, WV—All eight facilities in West Virginia's network of acute, psychiatric and long-term care hospitals have now rolled out barcode technology for medication administration.Carlsbad, Calif.-based Medsphere...

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Industry Gives Stark's Health IT Bill Mixed Reviews

Open source advocates are greeting the idea of using already-existing-in-the-public-domain technology as the framework for a national health information network with open arms, tempered by a "what-took-you-so-long?"...

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Open Sesame: Entering the Realm of Open Source Technology

As EHR vendors try to make open source technology more viable for mainstream use, some healthcare organizations are giving the concept a second look. Open source—the concept has experienced widespread success across...

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