Tag Archives: David Blumenthal

Blumenthal Provides Health IT Guidance ahead of 2012 Budget

As skirmishes over the upcoming 2012 budget are expected to switch into high gear over the next few weeks, health IT coordinator David Blumenthal laid out the guidelines agencies must follow for health IT investments. Blumenthal, along with federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra developed the guidelines, consisting of five …

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Blumenthal Unveils Final Step in Overhauled EHR Certification Process

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has put the finishing touches on creating a permanent health IT certification program. Going forward, “meaningful use” of electronic health records technology will be a “core requirement” for healthcare providers in order to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentives, according to …

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Health IT ‘Rock Star’ Blumenthal Sits Pretty at Year’s End

In the world of electronic health records, David Blumenthal the national coordinator for health IT is a celebrity. Health Leaders Media, in a list of the top 20 change agents in healthcare, goes even further, calling him a verifiable “rock star.” HealthLeaders20, a compilation of healthcare figures changing the industry …

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Report: EHRs Have Mixed Benefits, More Studies Needed

A lot of buzz surrounds electronic health records. Many think the adoption of EHRs and other health IT solutions will revolutionize the healthcare system. Adoption of EHRs, which is the cause celebre of National Health IT Coordinator David Blumenthal, is mandated by the healthcare reform bill passed in the spring, and providers are …

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National Health IT Coordinator Identifies Healthcare Bottlenecks

National Coordinator of Health IT David Blumenthal has identified four bottlenecks in healthcare IT that hinder the United States from adopting a more robust, digital system, according to ModernHealthCare.com. They are: Lack of funding Logistical issues for healthcare practitioners who want to adopt IT methods but lack technological know-how and …

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Blumenthal’s Meaningful Use Proposal: Fast-track vs. ‘Vanilla’ Users

National Coordinator for Health IT David Blumenthal sought to create new standards to recognize healthcare providers who have gone above and beyond in implementing electronic medical records, according to HealthSystemCIO.com. But the new classifications may create unnecessary complications, critics say. Speaking before the health IT policy subcommittee of the Department …

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