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VA Moving Electronic Health Records to DISA Data Centers

The Department of Veterans Affairs will move its electronic health records to data centers operated by the Defense Information Systems Agency, VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker said according to NextGov. The move is scheduled for March and is expected to be completed in a little more than a year, …

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GAO Report: Electronic Health Records Improve Care

The Government Accountability Office has put its stamp of approval on claims that electronic health records can actually improve the quality of healthcare. The GAO report studied integrated delivery systems that have implemented the use of electronic medical records. Those systems studied said that using EHRs increased the availability of …

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Study Shows Few Americans Use Electronic Health Records

Despite a push toward adopting and using health IT, less than 10 percent of American adults now use electronic medical records or turn to email to contact their doctor, according to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll. The survey revealed nearly 50 percent of respondents were uncertain whether their physicians offered …

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Electronic Health Records Pilot Program in San Diego

In Southern California there are about 450 veterans that have been signed up to be “guinea pigs” to test how the VA Department can improve healthcare by using electronic health records. The project was done through the VA Department and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. Back in November 2009, letters …

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HHS Puts Money into Adoption of Electronic Health Records

Friday, December 18th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the launch of a $60 million research program to ultimately figure out how to move forward with the adoption of electronic health records. According to a recently published press release, the money will go towards “focused research in …

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Push for Electronic Health Records

Yesterday at a health policy panel, a top executive stated that most lab reports are still on paper. In order to have a national electronic health record system, this is one of the key components and steps: digitizing lab tests. There are about 200,000 medical labs in the United States …

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