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Are We There Yet?

In 2004, President George W. Bush launched an initiative to provide all Americans with electronic health records (EHR) by 2014. In 2009, Congress passed the HITECH Act, providing $30 billion to help get there. But as 2015 concludes, we have yet to [...]

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Less is More: HIE Prevents Repeat Tests

Health Information Exchange (HIE) lets doctors see all of their patients’ records online, no matter where patients choose to go for care. If a patient has a doctor they really like in one hospital, but wants their labs drawn and prescriptions [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

The New Tech Disparity

Electronic health record (EHR) systems are poised to become the backbone of future healthcare delivery in the United States. For over a decade, EHR systems have been touted as the solution to improving efficiency in medical practices and the panacea [...]

December 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

CMS demands technology utopia in hospitals

The advancement of health information technology is surely becoming one of the foremost changes in the American health care system. Assuming the adoption of more advanced technologies will improve quality and efficiency, several recent federal [...]

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

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