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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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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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