Tag Archives: Health IT

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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Maryland Given Green Light on Health IT Exchange Plan

The federal government has given Maryland’s health IT plan the go-ahead, making the state one of three recipients of recent approvals from the Department of Health and Human Services to develop health records exchange. Washington Business Journal reported the state will now be able to begin spending part of the …

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ONC Establishes New Subcommittee

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has organized a new enrollment subcommittee that will respond to a section of the Affordable Care Act, asking the HIT Policy and HIT Standards Committees to come up with a set of standards that would help enrollment in federal and …

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Health Data Exchange Development to Begin This Summer

By early July, the Office of the National Coordinator will announce the winners of 11 contracts for developing a health information exchange framework based on a model originated by federal homeland security agencies for sharing sensitive information online, Government Health IT reports. The National Information Exchange Model is a technical …

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ONC Awards Second Round of Beacon Awards

Earlier this month, the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced it had awarded $220 million to 15 Beacon Communities across the nation to demonstrate a future where hospitals, clinicians and patients use health IT in different ways to strengthen healthcare delivery within their communities and achieve measurable …

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Health IT Top Career Choice for College Grads

A new trend study from the University of California San Diego Extension reveals that health IT is the “hottest” option for recent college graduates. According to the study Hot Careers for College Graduates 2010, which was based on enrollment figures, national employment statistics and interviews with San Diego business executives, …

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Maryland Receives Funds for Health IT Adoption

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday that Maryland’s Medicaid program will receive approximately $1.37 million in federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to adopt the electronic health record incentive program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. According to CMS, EHRs will …

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HHS Allocates $220M for Health IT to 15 Communities

The Health and Human Services is allocating $220 million to 15 communities to pilot test the adoption of emerging health IT. The awards are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds totaling a $2 billion effort to promote the implementation of electronic health records by 2014. Vice President …

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