Tag Archives: Health information technology

ONC: Health IT Fact Sheet

From the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology What Is Health IT? The term “health information technology” (health IT) refers to the electronic systems health care professionals – and increasingly, patients – use to store, share, and analyze health information. … Continue reading

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Survey: Community Hospitals Push Ahead with IT Despite Tight Budgets

By Mike Millard, Healthcare IT News DALLAS – A new survey from Anthelio finds that a majority of community hospitals report having low operating margins due to rising healthcare costs and lower Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement. Nonetheless, most hospitals surveyed are still working … Continue reading

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ONC Summit: Consumers Want Providers to Speed EHR Deployment

By Diana Manos, Healthcare IT News WASHINGTON – Electronic health records will become the norm, sooner than later, experts said at a summit hosted Friday by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). The bottom line, said … Continue reading

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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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The Health IT Standards Committee Endorses EHR Vocabulary

By Mary Mosquera, Government Health IT The Health IT Standards Committee has endorsed a single set of vocabulary standards and a single guide for putting them in place for each area of quality reporting measures, an accomplishment that some individuals … 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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HHS Rural Health IT Task Force Focus Health IT for Rural Hospitals

By Bernie Monegain, HealthcareITNews.com WASHINGTON – The Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture have signed a memorandum of understanding linking rural hospitals and clinicians to capital loan programs to help them purchase software and hardware needed to implement … Continue reading

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