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Open-Source Backers: We Are Answer To Grassley’s Health IT Anxiety

[NOTE: The following is excerpted from Wilkerson's article. To subscribe and see the full article, click here.] If hospitals were to use open-source health information technology software, they would not encounter many...

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Open-Source Health IT Proponents Weigh In on Proposed 'Meaningful Use' Requirements

Proponents of open-source health IT systems have some concerns about the recently proposed "meaningful use" rules, including the time frame for electronic health record certification and adoption.Federal...

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VistA is powerful, but is it adaptable?

The lead in a Federal Computer Week story pretty well sums up the conundrum: "Is VistA a diva in disguise?" The open-source EMR at the heart of the Department of Veterans Affairs' health IT strategy "is the best health...

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Hospitals face hurdles meeting proposed meaningful use EHR criteria

As the health care industry takes a deeper look into federal meaningful use requirements, providers are wondering how to ensure they have implemented electronic health records (EHRs) in time to meet the strict deadline....

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The CCR revolution

While most articles on health reform and health IT focus on computer standards the most vital element may be a piece of paper.It’s called the Continuity of Care Record (CCR), sometimes the Continuity of Care Document (...

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Medsphere delivers a thoroughly modern MUMPS

Throw in a layer of Java and MUMPS, the 40-year old hospital data system now known as M, can be as up-to-date as an iPhone app.It can make one, too.That’s the view of Medsphere, which sells open source hospital software...

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VistA: Ready for its close-up?

VA's aging electronic health records software could be a public option for many hospitals, if it weren't so difficult to manage Is VistA a diva in disguise? The Veterans...

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Open source, Linux set for unheralded coronation in 2010

Arguably the biggest prediction for 2010 around open source and Linux is that most end-users won't talk about it or even think about it. But that won't be a death knell; it's a coronation.From the White House to (no...

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Hospital board recognizes electronic medical records architect

Although Director of Hospital Information Systems David Whiles has received national and worldwide recognition for his work to give Midland Memorial Hospital a fully electronic medical records system, Wednesday...

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Why open source may win the electronic health record market

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are the trend of the day Starting with its stimulus package, the Obama Administration has been pushing EHRs as the solution to all that ails health care. The idea is that the...

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