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ONC Reports Increased HIE Adoption; Farzad Mostashari Comments

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology says health information exchange between U.S. providers and hospitals grew 41 percent from 2008 to 2012, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Colby Hochmuth writes the ONC report published in the “Health Affairs” journal shows that six out of 10 hospitals share medical …

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CCHIT, Drummond Group Named First EHR Certification Bodies

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology and the Drummond Group Inc. were yesterday named the  first technology-review entities authorized to test and certify electronic health record systems for compliance with the standards and certification criteria issued by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year. EHR vendors …

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DHS to Adopt Electronic Health Record System for Undocumented Aliens

The Department of Homeland Security has announced plans to implement an electronic health record system to increase the efficiency of its healthcare services for undocumented immigrants and fugitive aliens detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Government Health IT reports. The department said it is overhauling its information systems, …

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Veterans Affairs Rolls Out Standard Identifier for EHRs

The Veterans Affairs Department announced Wednesday it has implemented a standard identifier to enable a single, lifetime electronic health record to be used from enlistment to death. Based on the 2004 Homeland Security Presidential Directive that established common identification standards for all federal employees and contractors, the 10-digit identifier will be …

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Meeting Standards for Meaningful Use Top Goal for Health Execs

In a recent survey by CSC, 90 percent of healthcare leaders said achieving meaningful use of electronic health records to qualify for incentive payments was one of their organization’s top two priorities, InformationWeek reports. Sixty healthcare executives were surveyed in June and July about the most pressing concerns and goals. …

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HHS Remains Vigilant on Health IT Security

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has rolled out an 18-month, multimillion dollar effort to strengthen security and cybersecurity efforts within health IT following the passing of the HITECH Act. According to statement released yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services, ONC has requested the …

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