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AAMI: Meaningful use rewards early interoperability adopters
Evaluating hospital networks, data, drivers and device types should be completed before embarking on an...
State HIEs wrangle with thorny ’patient consent’ issue
Oregon and Illinois are two states that will launch their initial health information exchange core services in early...
Web Exclusive: Preview: HLM Intelligence Report on E-Health Systems
In its latest report, HealthLeaders Media's Intelligence Unit examines health leaders' views on electronic medical...
Digital hospital records tied to higher efficiency
Patients treated at hospital emergency rooms that use all-digital-records systems are more likely to have shorter stays...
Insurers take lead in EHR implementation
When the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced its final rules and regulations for meaningful use of...
EHRs can’t measure stage 1 meaningful use
As hospitals gear up to meet Stage 1 of the meaningful use requirements under the federal government's electronic...
Should Patients Read the Doctor’s Notes?
For 40 years, the tension over patient access has been playing out in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices...
Texas physicians debate computerizing medical records
In 2003, President Bush said he wanted most Americans’ medical records to be computerized within 10 years. Five...
Virtual office visits appeal to patients, physicians, insurers
Titusville, FL-based physician Frank Dienst, MD, is among the first physicians in Central Florida to conduct online...
E-mails improve patient-surgeon communication
A new report appears to show that providing patients with e-mail access to their surgeon appears to improve...