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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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Midland Memorial Uses Open Source and Red Hat

Midland Memorial Hospital, a 400-bed hospital in Midland, Tex., uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Medsphere to provide a complete, robust electronic medical record solution. Medsphere provides commercial support for the...

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Jordanian e-health team tours Texas hospital, considers Open Source EHR

MIDLAND, TX—Midland Memorial Hospital recently hosted a delegation from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to showcase the Texas medical center's open-source electronic health record system. Jordan's e-Health team is...

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EDITH (OpenVista) gets the job done at Midland

Midland Memorial Hospital, a 320-bed acute care community hospital in West Texas, has begun to reap some of the benefits of its recently implemented electronic health record system. With several months under their belts...

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West Virginia “Open for Business” to VistA, RPMS and Other Open Source Healthcare Solutions

Introduction The Governor’s strategic plan for improving healthcare in West Virginia was just completed and published in April 2007. The HealthyWV Strategic Plan describes what the state intends to do to improve...

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VistA Electronic Health Record (EHR) System: The Market Today and Tomorrow

[Excerpts from the Goldstein & Groen article] The VistA system created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the most successful examples of an integrated health information technology system....

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TECH: The VA and Health IT--A Model that Works

Did it ever occur to you that your dog might have better health records than you do? While veterinarians routinely keep computerized records of their four-footed patients’ medications and vaccinations, human health care...

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How the VA Healed Itself

Technology has transformed the VA. Veterans' hospitals used to be a byword for second-rate care or worse. Now, thanks to technology, they're national leaders in efficiency and quality.An avuncular man with a gravelly...

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VistA Wins Important Convert

It may be a mouthful to explain, but a bit of history in healthcare information technology is being made at Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital.Midland Memorial is likely the first U.S. acute-care hospital outside the...

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