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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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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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