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Healthcare IT: How Reform Is Giving CIOs A More Strategic Role in Delivering Patient Care

Electronic health records aren’t enough. Healthcare CIOs need to apply technology to coordinating patient care and measuring quality.CIOs haven’t had much authority, historically, over the medical side of healthcare,...

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EHR War: Open vs. Proprietary

When members of a federal advisory group suggested recently that the government shouldn't be in the business of designing electronic health records, Rick Jung nearly fell out of his chair.Apprehending his attention was...

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PODCAST: One on one with Kern Medical Center CIO Bill Fawns

As one of the few healthcare CIOs who didn’t grow up in the industry, Bill Fawns may be a bit more willing to look at different solutions to his organization’s software issues. And while Medsphere’s OpenVista technology...

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50 States, 50 IT Plans?

If Medicaid offices are out of sync on HITECH, 'it's going to be a mess.'Hospitals nationwide waited months to find out the rules for meaningful use of health information technology, the standard by which they will...

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Industry anticipates MUMPS decision on VA's VistA modernization

To quit or retain MUMPS, all or in part, that is the questionAs the Veterans Affairs Department considers an open source development program to modernize its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology ...

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Personal Health Record Launched in Clay County, West Virginia

An innovative Personal Health Record System titled "HealtheMountaineer" is currently being piloted in Clay County, West Virginia. The system allows patients to log in online and review medical records, lab...

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VA approaches open source day of reckoning

Long before open source entered the lexicon, the Veterans Administration (VA) was known to techies for VistA, an electronic medical record (EMR) program written in MUMPS that was developed in an open way and published...

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The software behind the VA health care transformation

A review of Phillip Longman's book "Best Care Anywhere"Phillip Longman's book "Best Care Anywhere," just released in its second edition, had a strong effect on me that cascaded off of several other experiences and...

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And so it is written . . .

Industry experts offer their opinions on the 864-page meaningful use edict. After decades in the making—OK, it only felt like it was that long—the federal government last month presented the healthcare community with...

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Industry still making sense of federal e-health regs

Health care industry players are still sorting out the latest regulations on an up-to-$36 billion federal program to encourage doctors and hospitals to use electronic medical records.Computerworld/Bloomberg Businessweek...

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