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ONC Report to Congress - UPDATE ON THE ADOPTION OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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PURPOSE OF REPORT
To accelerate the use of health information technology (IT), Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 200 more words

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Despite Success, Future of RECs Uncertain - iHealthBeat

by Ken Terry, iHealthBeat Contributing ReporterTuesday, April 15, 2014

Article link: http://www.ihealthbeat.org/insight/2014/despite-success-future-of-recs-uncertain

The 62 health IT regional extension centers have far exceeded their goal of helping 100,000 providers in small primary care practices attest to the meaningful use of electronic health records. 1,587 more words

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If Doctors Don't Like Electronic Medical Records, Should We Care? - The Atlantic

James FallowsApr 14 2014, 1:21 PM ET

“Yes, there are problems in any technology implementation and there always will be. But fewer people die. Yes, it is important to connect with the patient. 1,165 more words

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Lack of 2014 Certified EHRs - EMR & HIPAA

Article link: http://www.emrandhipaa.com/emr-and-hipaa/2014/04/11/lack-of-2014-certified-ehrs/

I was asked recently by an EHR vendor about the disconnect between the number of 2011 Certified EHR and the number of 2014 Certified EHR. 698 more words

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You're allowed to be well! But you have to ask.

I am writing this post whilst drug affected (it’s ok they are pain medications and I’m taking them as prescribed).

I had knee surgery yesterday.  519 more words

You're allowed to be well! But you have to ask.

I am writing this post whilst drug affected (it’s ok they are pain medications and I’m taking them as prescribed).

I had knee surgery yesterday.  519 more words

Fatal Error - The Healthcare Blog

By Rob Lamberts, MD
Article link: http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2014/04/07/fatal-error/

The janitor approached my office manager with a very worried expression.  ”Uh, Brenda…” he said, hesitantly.

“Yes?” she replied, wondering what janitorial emergency was looming in her near future. 1,806 more words

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