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Congress ponders health IT regs and the FDA, again

By Darius Tahir  |  November 21, 2014

Another proposal to overhaul health IT regulation is surfacing in Congress, this one with a powerful Republican name attached to it, that of incoming Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch.

Study shows promise and pitfalls of clinical decision support

By Darius Tahir  |  November 19, 2014

Information technology is supposed to help healthcare providers make better decisions. But a study published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows both the promise and the drawbacks of harnessing software to improve clinical decisions.

Siemens CEO seeks to calm software users

Siemens CEO seeks to calm software users

By Joseph Conn  |  November 18, 2014

With the acquisition by Cerner Corp. of the electronic health-record system and other parts of the health services business unit of Siemens Healthcare moving ahead, it's likely at least some Siemens healthcare customers are worrying about the future of Siemens' Soarian line of EHR software.

HIMSS honors Florida company with community health award

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 12, 2014

Community Health Centers, based in Winter Garden, Fla., will receive the Community Health Organization Davies Award of Excellence from the Health Information Management Systems Society for its use of electronic health records in improving safety and delivery of care.

CMS moves again to add flexibility to EHR incentive payment program

By Joseph Conn  |  November 07, 2014

Rule writers at the CMS once again are making adjustments to the timeline of the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program. The change this time effectively corrects an earlier provision that would have forced some providers to suffer Medicare payment cuts next year through no...

Nurse CIOs are taking on bigger roles in healthcare

Nurse CIOs are taking on bigger roles in healthcare

By Bob Herman  |  November 01, 2014

In the early 1990s, registered nurse Charlotte Seckman moved to Maryland, where she was hired to help a large hospital transition from a paper patient-record system to a digital one.

Hospitals shouldn't wait for unique ID for medical devices

By Peter Casady  |  November 01, 2014

In September, the Food and Drug Administration's unique device identification system for medical devices took effect, marking a turning point in patient safety and medical-device management.

Epic Systems' Judith Faulkner: We're not the bad guy

By Capital Times (Madison, Wis.)  |  October 30, 2014

As Epic Systems Corp. vies for the largest government contract to date for electronic health records, founder and CEO Judith Faulkner is defending the company from criticism it doesn't play nice with others.

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