Category Archives: HIT

10 Recommendations for Patient Safety in Health IT

by Sabrina Rodak, Becker’s Hospital Review The Institute of Medicine, which cited a need for greater oversight of health IT by public and private sectors, has made 10 recommendations for patient safety in health IT. IOM’s report, “Patient Safety and Health … Continue reading

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Preparing Health IT Leaders for the Future

HealthIT Buzz, Latest Health IT Technology from ONC   by Alicia Morton, 5/12/2011 The modernization of health care through information technology calls for a much larger workforce than the one we currently have that will be required to help providers … Continue reading

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Overview of Health IT Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015

The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2011-2015 (“the Plan”) reflects ONC’s strategy for coordinating with the public and private sector to realize Congress and the Administration’s health IT agenda: improving the quality, efficiency, safety and patient-centeredness of health care. The … Continue reading

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New National Coordinator for HIT

healthit.hhs.gov Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM National Coordinator for Health Information Technology  Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM serves as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health … Continue reading

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Survey Shows EHRs Benefit Small Providers

By Mary Mosquera  HealthIT  March 8, 2011   A survey of studies from recent years shows that health information technology has benefited healthcare providers, even small practices, refuting other recent findings that suggest electronic health records and other health IT … Continue reading

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EMR Market Grew 13.6% in 2010

John Commins, for Health Leaders Media  3/2/11 Confusion over vendor qualifications and federal guidelines slowed somewhat the projected growth rate of electronic medical records systems to 13.6% in 2010, a value of $15.7 billion, according to a study by the … Continue reading

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More Than Three Quarters of Americans favor Electronic Medical Records

By Bernd Debusmann, Jr   Reuters / New York Researchers from the University of Chicago who polled 1,000 people found that while nearly half said they had worries about the privacy of electronic medical records but 64 percent thought the … Continue reading

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