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VA and Defense near agreement on single electronic health record

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are close to reaching an agreement to use a single electronic health record system, VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker told lawmakers at a House Veterans Affairs...

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Best EMRs named by Black Book Rankings

Following a four-month survey of 30,000 healthcare records professionals, physician practice administrators, and hospital leaders in the information technology arenas, Black Book Rankings has compiled its findings...

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Open Source Health IT in the Psychiatric Care Environment

Silver Hill Hospital of New Canaan, Connecticut, recently joined a select group of psychiatric hospitals in the United States that have implemented an electronic health record (EHR) system. Founded in 1931, Silver Hill...

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Making many systems into one

Silver Hill Hospital unites disparate business and specialty platforms under an open-source EHR and database solutionA farmhouse until 1930, the Patricia Regnemer Main House is the centerpiece of the Silver Hill...

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VA Seeks to Modernize VistA EHR System

The department plans to use open-source technologies to help refurbish its massive, decades-old system for electronic health records. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking expert advice as it takes the...

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What Do the Internet and Electronic Health Records Have in Common?

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama cited computer chips and the Internet as examples of technologies that were originally funded by the government, and later unleashed new industries.  Another piece of...

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Behavioral Health and the EMR

Why One Psychiatric Hospital Went Open-Source Sigurd Ackerman, M.D., is president and medical director of Silver Hill Hospital, a 129-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital in New Canaan, Conn. Like many leaders in...

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Going Open Source with Medsphere

In a previous post, I wrote about how those closed monolithic electronic health records (EHRs) sold by major commercial vendors, such as Cerner, Epic, and NextGen aren’t necessarily the best thing for customers. In what...

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HISTalk Interviews Beth Raucher, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Lutheran HealthCare

Beth Raucher, MD is executive vice president and chief medical officer of Lutheran HealthCare, Brooklyn, NY.Tell me about yourself and about the hospital.I am a physician with training in internal medicine and...

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17 Leading EHR Vendors

Medsphere SystemsProduct: OpenVistaThe Basics: OpenVista is used by hospitals and their affiliated doctors' offices, as well as long-term rehabilitation and psychiatric care facilities. It runs on laptops and desktop...

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