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Blumenthal Focuses on Health IT Reform

National Health IT Coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal last week asked his advisers to come up with a solution on how to streamline federal and state systems for enrolling people applying for health insurance benefits under the law. Government HealthIT reports that Blumenthal asked members of the Standards Committee to start …

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Rural Areas a Focus for Health IT Adoption

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal wants healthcare providers in rural areas to be an early focus for health IT extension centers, and setting up “beacon communities” will help those providers with better access to broadband connections, Government Health IT reports. Speaking at a rural health IT conference …

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Blumenthal Addresses Health IT Implementation Concerns

Comparing it to “a daunting transformation to clinicians” and for the overall healthcare system, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal yesterday addressed recent concerns from healthcare providers on the nationwide implementation of health IT. “I know many clinicians are unsure how they will develop or strengthen their skill …

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$267 Million Awarded to Establish Health IT Centers

More than $267 million has been been awarded to 28 additional nonprofit organizations to establish Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers (RECs), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday. RECs enable healthcare practitioners to reach out to a local resource for technical assistance, guidance and …

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ONC Grants Research Funds for Health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has awarded $60 million in research grants through the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects program to Harvard University, Mayo Clinic, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to promote research …

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No Access of Health IT Data for CIA, Federal Depts.

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal said last week that Americans should not fear their health information ending up at the CIA, FBI or other federal agencies dealing in security and law enforcement, Modern Healthcare reports. Blumenthal denied allegations that a framework for selecting data transmissions standards for …

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10 People to Watch in Health IT

Physicians, healthcare directors and chief technology officers were among those who according to ExecutiveBiz’s list of the top 10 government health IT leaders have made an impact in their field and will help form the future of health IT. Five of those who made the cut include: National Coordinator for …

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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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