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What everyone's saying about the meaningful use requirements

Everyone and their mother has an opinion—or at least a comment—about the final “meaningful use” requirements for electronic medical records announced yesterday. (Actually, your mother probably has an opinion, too, so go...

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What final 'meaningful use' rules on EMRs mean for doctors, hospitals

Health care providers will have two years to implement Stage 1 programs on electronic medical records no matter when they start To access a PDF of the print version, which appeared in the July 26, 2010, issue of...

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OSCON: Will health care partners embrace open source?

The health sector is set for a technology-driven transformation as the federal government . . .Click on The VAR Guy to read more about OSCON, healthcare technology transformation, Medsphere, Midland Memorial Hospital (...

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Crème de la Crème: What makes a world-class hospital?

It may be one of the most overused words in the corporate lexicon, but that hasn't lessened its popularity. Jargon always dies hard, and healthcare industry jargon seems to die the hardest, especially as the convergence...

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Looking at VistA

Stephen Bowerman knows a bargain. He's chief financial officer at 320-bed Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital, among the first users of OpenVista, one of several versions of the "free" VistA electronic health record...

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Transparency can help providers see more clearly

From President Barack Obama on down, everyone seems to be focusing on "transparency" these days. But when a new term enters the national lexicon, questions appear about its meaning. Does "transparency" have a...

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How big a place for Misys open source in healthcare?

Having shed its stake in Allscripts and pocketed $1 billion for its British owners, Misys is recommitting itself to open source. You can see this at its misysoss.com site. The site now features links to several...

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Digital Dilemma

Experts provide tips on purchasing electronic health records systems.Driven by CCHIT certification, meaningful use and ARRA/HITECH incentive programs, the purchase of electronic health records/electronic medical records...

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An electronic health record that builds on veterans’ system

Electronic health records are poised to move from few-and-far-between doctors’ offices to more of a mass-market phenomenon, thanks to robust financial incentives in the 2009 economic stimulus package that kick in next...

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Open source: One of the last great challenges

{jumi[css/sidebar.css]} "I think open source is the right thing to do the same way I believe science is better than alchemy," software pioneer Linus Torvald, who developed the "kernel" that's the basis of the Linux...

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