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Determining the Success of the HITECH Act

After nearly seven years since the $35 billion HITECH Act was passed, some look at the slow pace of Meaningful Use, the relatively poor interoperability of EHR systems, and the physician workflow complaints and ask, “What has it actually accomplished?” A new study performed by Mathematica Policy Research and presented…

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2016 #HIT100: Twitter’s HIT Thought Leaders

Each July for the past six years, Michael Planchart (@theEHRguy) has hosted the HIT100 Tournament, a crowd-sourced election whereby participants paying attention to and/or contributing to the health IT dialogue on Twitter can cast a vote for the most influential person in the space. The tidal wave of Twitter nominations…

University of Toledo Medical Center, Athenahealth to develop EHR

Health Data Management reports that University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) has partnered with athenahealth to develop the ambulatory electronic health records (EHR) and revenue cycle management software. The report states this is part of an ongoing effort for athenahealth to enter the acute-care hospital market, stating how they have…

Middle Park Medical Center selects Epic EHR via Centura Health

Sky-Hi News reports that Middle Park Medical Center (MPMC) will adopt Epic Systems Corporation’s Electronic Health Records (EHR) through Centura Health, its managing health care system. MPMC COO/CIO Trampas Hutches is quoted, “Our physicians were there to voice their concerns and those kinds of things and that really impressed them…

Annual EMR Data Hack Frequency Serves as a Call for Action

With EMR implementation on the rise, EMR data breaches have doubled since 2014. Healthcare organizations have lost around $398 per data breach in the past year with EMR hacks contributing 50 billion annually. The Action American Forum, a research and analysis institute specializing in US policy shifts, recently reported that in…

Recent Changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program

The 340b Drug Pricing Program was first introduced by Congress and later expanded under the Affordable Care Act. Recently, there have been changes to this established federal program. The purpose of the program is to aid hospitals that provide care for low-income patients, requiring drug companies to provide discounts of…

Nestle’s ENact is Helping Hospitals Develop, Maintain, and Succeed in Nutrition Quality Initiatives

More than 50% of patients in US hospital settings are malnourished. As a result, hospitals are looking to companies such as Nestle to support initiatives in improving patient nutrition. To combat this staggering statistic and aid providers, Nestle Health Science recently released an online program to systematically help hospitals improve…

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