Monthly Archives: February 2011

Patient-Centered Medical Home Requires EMR System

OmniMD  2/17/2011   Patient-centered medical homes have become all the rage in the healthcare industry these days. The big push is coming from payers who want to cut costs and provider organizations who want primary care physicians to have a … Continue reading

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111 Charged in Medicare Scams worth $225 Million

  By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press – Thu Feb 17, 4:43 pm ET MIAMI – Federal authorities charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and physical therapists in nine cities with Medicare fraud Thursday, part of a massive nationwide bust that … Continue reading

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ANA Opposes GOP Budget Cuts to Nursing Work Force  2/16/2011   The American Nursing Association has issued an opinion about the potential effects of federal budget proposals on the nursing work force. Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed significant spending cuts as part of a budget … Continue reading

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Reader’s Digest and OrganizedWisdom Team Up

By Brian T. Horowitz, Health Care IT News   2/16/2011   OrganizedWisdom, a startup that aggregates online health advice, has formed a partnership with Reader’s Digest to allow readers to search for experts within the publication’s health and wellness channel. … Continue reading

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2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition

  Released: 2/7/2011 12:40 PM EST Source: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Fla. February 20-24, 2011 Newswise — The 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition is the largest in the information technology … Continue reading

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Blumenthal Takes Issue with EHR Adoption Naysayers

By Mary Mosquera    Gov’t HealthIT   2/11/11   Healthcare providers should not use the difficulty of adopting electronic health records and the dueling conclusions of various studies on EHRs effect on quality as excuses to put off computerizing their … Continue reading

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ONC Boosts EHR Funds for Small and CAH Hospitals to $32M

By Mary Mosquera   Gov’t Health IT  2/9/11   The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has increased by $12 million the funds for regional extension centers to help critical access and rural hospitals conquer the hurdles of … Continue reading

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