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Online platform connects doctors separated by distance, expertise
By WGBH (Boston) | April 23, 2014
When doctors come across a complex case, they usually discuss it with their colleagues over e-mail or lunch, limited to their own informal networks of physicians and specialists. A Boston-area company wants to change that. Medting, a cloud-based platform, allows doctors from all over the world to...
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Heartbleed hasn't shaken healthcare software development methods
By Joseph Conn | April 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Open-source software development is retaining the support of many healthcare information technology users, developers and security professionals despite the recent issues raised by the discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability.
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Health systems combine radiology, EHR
By Information Week | April 22, 2014
Going beyond health information exchange as a replacement for the fax machine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Virtua, a Southern New Jersey health system, have unified their radiology operations across electronic health-record systems and state lines.
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New health IT architecture requires interactive EHRs, scientists advise
By Joseph Conn | April 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
To help create a new health-information architecture, the current crop of electronic health-record systems needs to be connected using interfaces that will allow them to communicate with each other, according to recommendations from a group of U.S. scientists reporting on the nation's...
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Congress unhappy with Defense Dept., VA health records progress
By Military Times (Springfield, Va.) | April 17, 2014
House lawmakers plan to hold back millions in dollars of technology funding from Defense and Veterans Affairs department planners until Congress is convinced they are making progress on developing a way to share electronic health records.
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Scientists embark on effort to connect millions of patient health records
By Washington Post | April 17, 2014
Inside an otherwise ordinary office building in lower Manhattan, government-funded scientists have begun collecting and connecting together terabytes of patient health records in what may be one of the most radical projects in healthcare ever attempted.
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Electronic records could help address readmission woes
By Pharmacy Times | April 16, 2014
As clinicians focus on preventing hospital readmissions and improving patient outcomes, a marriage of technology and pharmacists' care could create a path for care collaboration and patient involvement.
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Vital Signs
DeSalvo foresees ONC evolution to interoperable future
By Joseph Conn | April 15, 2014
Dr. Karen DeSalvo is a woman in transition. As the fifth head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, just four months into the job, she will oversee the winding down of many programs started and run by her two predecessors.
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New York's electronic health-record plan gets $55 million boost
By Albany (N.Y.) Business Review | April 14, 2014
An effort to get more people in New York state to use electronic health records is getting a $55 million boost in the coming year. The state dollars will primarily be divided among organizations providing the information technology network tied to the push to improve healthcare record-keeping.
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IT landscape changing for sharing Okla. patient records
By The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) | April 14, 2014
While the last of federal stimulus money was spent last month to help build Oklahoma's infrastructure for sharing electronic health records, private competition is heating up between a Tulsa-based network and a new one based in Norman.
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