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Member Profile: HIM Vet Helps Psychiatric Hospital Go Electronic

Using solely electronic records sometimes takes getting used to. Staff at Silver Hill Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in New Canaan, Conn., are still adjusting to the fact—that after their recent EHR implementation—all...

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A Salute to the VA on Memorial Day—Part 1

In 2007, a book by Phillip Longman sent lasting ripples through the U.S. health care establishment. The title was audacious: Best Care Anywhere. But it was the subtitle that shocked: Why VA Healthcare is Better than...

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Most Wired: IT's return on investment is tricky to pin down

Typical measures aren't enough to capture the real value. Quality care is good business, hospital leaders insist. As the rush intensifies to meet mandates for more health care information technology, hospitals must...

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Interview with New America Foundation Senior Research Fellow Phillip Longman

On Memorial Day weekend, Alaska Public Radio Network Washington correspondent Libby Casey talked with thought leader Phillip Longman—a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Best Care...

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Tiny Hospital Adopts EHR

Guadalupe County Hospital, a 10-bed facility in Santa Rosa, N.M., will implement the OpenVista electronic health record software of Medsphere Systems Corp., Carlsbad, Calif. The hospital also has outsourced its...

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Open-sourcing VistA Could Revolutionize Healthcare Records

The VA's VistA system began as a collaboration; an open-source revamp could benefit all American taxpayers.Converting the Veterans Administration's electronic health record-keeping to an open source project isn't too...

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HITECH Act Incentives Still Confuse Some Providers

For providers confused about whether they qualify for HITECH Act stimulus incentives, pending legislation may clarify things. Some say, however, that the Act's language doesn't go far enough to help doctors and the law...

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Medsphere Pleased with Fed's VistA Direction

The program to upgrade VistA beyond MUMPS gets a big thumbs-up from Medsphere.Medsphere COO Rick Jung (right) called ZDNet this morning to deliver that message.“The notion of how to move forward struck us as an...

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UCSD, Other Schools Offering Health IT Education Programs

The University of California-San Diego is among several schools that have implemented programs to prepare students for careers in health IT, Healthcare IT News reports. The San Diego Workforce Partnership helped...

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Medsphere stimulates UC San Diego clinic project

Not all the stimulus in health IT is coming from the government.Medsphere, which offers an implementation of the VA’s open source VistA software, announced this week it has completed work with the UC San Diego Extension...

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