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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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EMR Implementation Creates Opportunities for Nurses

By Megan M. Krischke, NurseZone.com With the push to obtain the full incentive payout for meaningful use of electronic medical records (EMR)/electronic health records (EHR) created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, many hospitals are in the … Continue reading

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Obama’s New Rural Jobs Initiative Includes Health IT

By Bernie Monegain, Editor Created 08/16/2011    HealthcareITNews.com New healthcare IT jobs are part of the Jobs Initiatives for Rural America President Obama included announced Aug. 16 at the White House Rural Economic Forum here. The plan includes making HHS loans available … Continue reading

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HIE’s More Than Double Since Last Year

By Mary Mosquera,  for Government Health IT   The number of operational health information exchanges has more than doubled to 228 since last year, and of those, private exchanges have increased more rapidly than public organizations for sharing information, according … Continue reading

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VA Awards 14 Major Technology Contracts Totaling $12 Billion

By Ken Terry,  for FierceHealthIT The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hoping to upgrade and “transform” its information systems through a series of 14 recently awarded contracts worth $12 billion. Among the recipients are Hewlett Packard, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Harris … Continue reading

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How Hospitals Address Patient Experience via Mobile Apps

By Carrie Vaughan, Health Leaders Media The number of people using mobile technology is on the rise. In 2008, the number of smartphone subscribers was 15 million. That number almost doubled in 2009, reaching 26 million, and is expected to … Continue reading

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HIMSS: Engage Nurses as Informatics Leaders

By Christine LaFave Grace   Modern Healthcare In the information technology-driven evolution of healthcare, nurses must be made key stakeholders, according to a new position statement (PDF) from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The statement calls for … Continue reading

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