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Stage 2 meaningful use to show ’deference’ to panel proposals
The rule that details the requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use will "look a lot like" the measures that the...
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...
Social Security approves EHR interoperability technology
The Social Security Administration has approved the C32 Continuity of Care Document technology developed by health IT...
E-medical records: More ’meaningful use’
The push toward electronic medical records has garnered a lot of attention lately as the federal rules roll out for...
Midmarket uses business intelligence to tame healthcare costs
  The complex requirements from US healthcare reform are creating two types of midmarket companies: Those...
Web Exclusive: HIT Leaders React to Proposed EHR Testing and Compliance Rule
Healthcare IT leaders are already praising some aspects of HHS' proposed rule for testing and certifying EHRs, praising...
White House calls for new health IT task force
The White House has called for the creation of a government-wide task force to strengthen coordination of healthcare IT...
Federal Committee Recommends Changes to EHR Meaningful Use Rule
The conversation continues regarding the effectiveness, appropriateness, and reasonableness of the EHR meaningful use...
Grassley asks hospitals about problems with health IT systems
Chuck Grassley, a Republican senator, has written to more than 30 hospitals to ask about their...
Kolodner to address IT summit
The American Health Information Management Association has announced that Robert Kolodner, MD, head of the Office of...

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