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Global Hospital Information Systems Through 2016

The Global Hospital Information Systems Market is Forecast to Exceed $18 Billion in 2016 PR Log (Press Release) – May 31, 2010 – The global Hospital Information Systems (HIS) market was valued at $7.8 billion in 2009 and is forecast to reach $18 billion in 2016 after growing at Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13% from 2009. […]

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Betting Electronic Medical Records Can Improve Care

Government, With Billions In Loans, Bets Electronic Medical Records Can Improve Care The New York Times reports that electronic health records hold potential for major improvements in health outcomes for patients as the federal government puts a renewed emphasis on implementing and digitizing patients’ information. “President Obama’s economic stimulus included $19.2 billion for health information technology, […]

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Work begins on converting New York docs to digital records

NEW YORK – Two health IT extension centers in New York state have begun work helping primary care physicians convert from paper to digital records. The centers, which received $48.2 million of federal stimulus money, are among 60 across the country that will offer providers step-by-step help implementing electronic health record systems in their practices. […]

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Biden Announces $220 Million in Health-Technology Grants

May 4 (Bloomberg) — The Obama administration plans to announce today the selection of 15 communities that will share in $220 million worth of grants for pilot projects to test health-care information technology. The money comes from the economic stimulus legislation passed last year and is intended to encourage development and use of systems to […]

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Using Personal Health Records when Doctors Recommend

A practical look at information technology issues and usage The number of people using personal health records has doubled in the past year. But those users still account for only 7% of the American patient population, according to one recent survey. That survey also found that if patients are going to be pushed toward greater PHR […]

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FCC’s broadband critical to health IT

WASHINGTON – Healthcare IT champions are applauding the broadband plan the government released Tuesday as a boon for health information technology.”We hope the National Broadband Plan serves as a driver for both innovation and connectivity, which are two key elements to lowering costs and improving patient care,” said Joel White, executive director of the Health […]

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VA Looking To Add Social Medial Tools to EHR Portal

The Department of Veterans Affairs is testing the use of various social media-style tools that would enhance the user experience and accessibility of VA’s electronic health record portal My HealtheVet, Federal Computer Week reports. At the 2010 FOSE conference on Tuesday, Gail Graham, VA’s deputy chief officer of health care information management, said that younger […]

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House’s Approval to Revamp Health Care

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The House’s approval of a measure to reform and revamp the nation’s health care system was praised Monday by consumer groups, given mixed reviews by doctors and got a thumbs down from insurers. Here’s how all sides in the health care system responded to the vote: Consumer groups: Consumer advocacy groups […]