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HHS Announces New Health IT Coordinator

The Health and Human Services Department has announced a new director of its health IT initiatives to replace agency stalwart Dr. David Blumenthal, who is returning to academia. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Farzad Mostashari, who had served as Blumenthal’s second-in-command since July 2009, would take over as director of …

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EHRs + Cloud Computing = Business Opportunities?

The push for effective electronic-health records aided by cloud computing, which offers services stored and accessible via the Internet, could be the perfect partnership for new business opportunities, a pithy write-up in this week’s Economist suggests. But even with the policy nudge toward EHRs, led by White House Chief Technology …

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Health IT ‘Promises’ and ‘Problems’ in 2011

The adoption of health IT, such as electronic health records, stands at a turning point in 2011. A recent New York Times feature on the burgeoning technology and the policy and policymakers guiding it finds the “promises” and “problems” at a tipping point. One the one hand, this is the …

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